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The Liberty Trail: Ham Hill to Lyme Regis

[Image Copyright Rebecca Bosson 2001: Ham Hill Millennium Circle viewed from the War Memorial]

The Liberty Trail is a 28 mile footpath from Ham Hill in South Somerset to Lyme Regis in Dorset using definitive rights of way, tracks and lanes. It follows the walking route which villagers walked to join Monmouth at Lyme in June 1685, for the Pitchfork Rebellion against James II. Monmouth was defeated just 1 month later at the Battle of Sedgemoor.

Downloadable PDF file of the Liberty Trail available from the VisitSouthSomerset website HERE and also below:


Next you might like to read the survey of Montacute performed by Edward Rack between 1782 and 1786 and published in 1791 by John Collinson, or maybe the gruesome tale of Highwayman Richard Forster is more your thing?