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The Mendip Way

  • The Mendip Way is the quickest route to reach in the South West from London and the rest of the country. You can be starting your walk only two hours after leaving London! Cornwall for instance can be more like 4 to 5 hours travel time each way so The Mendip Way is a great route for those who want maximum walking time and minimum travel.
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  • View our UK travel routes map if you need to see how to reach the South West and Wales from the rest of the UK or from main air and sea ports
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Getting to and from the Walking trail - Weston-super-Mare, Wells and Frome

If you ask us for a quote we will include public transport or parking information to suit your walking holiday and for those booking we advise and assist in helping you to work out and book the best travel options for your walk.

With excellent train connections this is an ideal rail to trail walk with trains running to Weston-super-Mare and the start of the Mendip Way and leaving from the end of the route at Frome.

SW Coast Path Walking arrival by train Plymouth and Falmouth UKTrain Arrival  - Regular and fast mainline Trains run from London Paddington Station to Bristol where you change for the short journey to Weston-super-Mare Station. Total travel time is only around 2 hours 30 minutes.  Connections from the Midlands and the North are via Bristol Temple Meads Station

Train Departure -  Mainline Trains run from Frome to London Paddington taking between 2 and 2.5 hours usually with a change at Bath. Bristol Temple Meads Station with connections to the North, Wales and Midlands is around 1 hour from Frome and for those heading to Bath its only around 40 minutes away by train.

Parking information for walking the South Western Coastal Path PlymouthCar -  Long stay parking is available at Weston-super-Mare Station for the duration of the walk.  Returning to your car from Frome on the train via Bristol will take around 2 hours or we can arrange a private transfer with Visit Somerset which will take around 1 hour by road.

 

Public Transport Information for the Cornish Coast Path at Plymouth UK Coach Arrival National Express Coaches run from London with connections from airports and other locations to Weston-super-Mare taking 4 hours.

Coach Departure - National Express Coaches run from Frome with connections from airports and other locations to London taking 4.5 to 5 hours.

 

Information for overseas visitors on the South West Coast Path CornwallArriving from Overseas - Those arriving from overseas will usually arrive in the UK at London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport from where you can catch trains to Weston-super-Mare (see the train information above). Those arriving at London Heathrow will usually take a 1/2 hour underground train / overland train service into London Paddington to catch the fast Great Western Railway inter city trains to Somerset. From Gatwick airport you take a train to Reading to join the mainline trains to Somerset.

There are also 2 very good regional airports at Bristol and Exeter much closer to the walk and both host internal and international flights so its worth checking these options as well. From Bristol Temple Meads station to the start of the walk is only around 40 minutes or around 1 hour 10 minutes from Exeter St Davids Station. Both stations have quick airport bus links taking around 20 minutes.

We can also book faster transfers from all the regional airports and train stations so you are met and taken direct to the start of the walk with Visit Somerset's excellent private transfer service.

Finishing at Wells or Glastonbury ?- Both locations have regular bus links to the train line at Bristol Temple Meads - 1 hour 20 minutes by direct bus from Glastonbury or only 1 hour from Wells. We can also provide private transfers if you prefer to the station.  There are also bus links taking around 1 hour 20 minutes to Bath from Wells for those heading there. 

For all travel advice feel free to ask our Walking Advisors for options and suggestions - routes and options do change so its worth getting up to date advice and options when planning your Mendip Way Walk - Click Here to contact us.

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