Walton has many footpaths, some leading up onto the hills to the south of the village; others go northerly out onto the levels. Please use them with care and respect… and remember that on some occasions they may lead out across or onto busy roads.

The parish Council does have a Parish Path Liaison Officer who is able to:

  1. Carry out MINOR clearance of gaps and signposts/ stiles/ gates and bridges and at any other points where the paths might become difficult to use by cutting back vegetation such as overhanging brambles.
  2. Regularly survey the paths in the parish.
  3. Report any problems encountered, such as broken stiles, missing signs, or blocked paths to the Somerset County Council’s Rights of Way team via Explore Somerset.
  4. Report back regularly to the parish council.

The current Liaison Officer is Councillor Simon Loader assisted by Councillor Richard Vowels – they share the role.

There is a link that will take you directly to the Somerset County Council Rights of Way information page which you may well find of interest now. The footpaths routes are approximate and illustrative only and are drawn onto a map supplied by OPEN DATA (Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2010)

local footpath stile and sign

Explore Somerset – (Public Footpaths and Rights of Way)

An online mapping system to help people find their way around Somerset’s extensive rights

of way network has been launched by Somerset County Council.

How does it work?

Explore Somerset allows users to plan their route across all 9,000 public rights of way in Somerset.

The interactive system can also be used to simply report any issues you find on a right of way – such as a broken stile or blocked path.

Residents can log the issue on the map and also upload photos to help wardens easily locate

the problem. They can also leave an email address to receive updates when the issue is

resolved or closed.

.local map of footpaths