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Mendip Way

Mendip Way

A self-guided walking holiday from Uphill to Frome along the stunning Mendip Hills.

4 to 7 nights
52 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £380 per person

Discover the available tours

About this route

This holiday option explores the full Mendip Way from Uphill to Frome, showcasing everything this fascinating trail has to offer. This walk boasts something for everyone, including historic landmarks, wonderful wildlife, welcoming villages and spectacular scenery along the entire trail.

© Contours Walking Holidays Mendip Way map
Weston-super-Mare to Frome
52 miles (83 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Walking over the undulating hills of the Mendip Way escarpment and admiring the wonderful vistas along the way.

Discovering the enthralling caves at Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole.

Visiting the fascinating old market towns of Shepton Mallet and Frome.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
MW1 From Weston-super-Mare to Frome 4 nights, 3 days walking Demanding£380
MW2 From Weston-super-Mare to Frome 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate / Demanding£475
MW3 From Weston-super-Mare to Frome 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate£570
MW4 From Weston-super-Mare to Frome 7 nights, 6 days walking Easy / Moderate£665

Mendip Way 4 nights, 3 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Weston-super-Mare where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Weston-super-Mare to Cheddar. 19 miles (30km)

Day 2

Cheddar to Wells. 11.5 miles (18.5km)

Day 3

Wells to Frome. 21.5 miles (34.5km)


Depart from Frome after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 4 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

An extra night is the perfect way to extend your holiday, whether you spend your day resting, exploring the area on foot, or visiting one of the many local attractions in Somerset.

Consider an extra night in the medieval city of Wells, England's smallest city. Its spectacular 13th century cathedral is one of the many buildings that demonstrate the city's long and fascinating history, including the Bishop's Palace, Moat and Gardens, Vicars' Close and the bustling market place.

Frome is another interesting town, with more listed buildings than anywhere else in the region. There are a range of shops, boutiques and cafes, as well as a museum and arts and crafts centre. The renowned Longleat Safari Park is located just a few miles from Frome, where you can explore the magnificent Longleat House, meet a variety of animals and discover the large adventure park.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 52 miles (83 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 11.5 miles (18.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 21.5 miles (34.5 km)
Code: MW1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Weston-super-Mare
End of holiday: Frome

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail at Weston-super-Mare and also at the end of the trail at Frome.

By Bus - Various bus services run to Weston-super-Mare and from Frome.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Weston-super-Mare.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take the train from Frome to Weston-Super-Mare.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

Routes on this trail

Mendip Way - West Section
3 to 5 nights
31 miles
Easy / Moderate+
From £290 per person
A pleasant, shorter walk from Uphill to Wells along the western section of the Mendip Way.Find Out More
Mendip Way - East Section
3 nights
22 miles
From £290 per person
A self-guided walk from Wells to Frome, exploring the eastern section of the Mendip Way.Find Out More

Customer reviews from the Mendip Way

“On the whole we had a very nice walking week.”
Mrs Stumpel, Netherlands
“An interesting route through a variety of landscapes.”
Mr Brown, USA
“Great trek and good walking distances.”
Mr Wheelock, UK
“We had a great holiday on a fantastic walking route and enjoyed ourselves a lot.”
Mr Zilliacus, Finland
"On route to Shipham" by Arthur Brown (2018) "On route to Shipham" by Arthur Brown (2018)
"Low Tide on the River Axe" by Arthur Brown (2018) "Low Tide on the River Axe" by Arthur Brown (2018)
"Wells Cathedral" by Mary Brown (2018) "Wells Cathedral" by Mary Brown (2018)
"Church from the Footpath" by Stephen Timms (2017) "Church from the Footpath" by Stephen Timms (2017)
"Bishops Palace" by Stephen Timms (2017) "Bishops Palace" by Stephen Timms (2017)
"View from Cranmore Tower" by Stephen Timms (2017) "View from Cranmore Tower" by Stephen Timms (2017)