VISITORS to a Somerset village can now enjoy a guided walking tour every Tuesday.

The walks in Dunster take place from 10.30am until 2pm and will run until the end of the year.

Tour guide Jackie Barnes will lead the hour and a half to two hour walk, sharing her historic knowledge of the village, alongside stories about residents in the past and more recently.

“Dunster is a fascinating village, steeped in history, and I’m delighted to be able to share it on the walking tour this summer," she said.

"I hope to bring the story of the village to life, explaining more about the different historical points of interest and their role in daily life.

"As well as history through the ages, I also share more recent stories and anecdotes from residents. It’s a fun morning or afternoon and because no two walks are ever the same, you never know what you’ll discover.

"Not only that, when you finish in the high street, you will be presented with the choice of browsing, eating or drinking in the great independent businesses in Dunster.”

Somerset County Gazette: WALKING TOURS: Gallox Bridge, Dunster

The tour begins at Dunster Steep, and follows the outskirts of the village. Visitors can see the working watermill, ancient packhorse Gallox bridge, St George's Church, the Dovecote and the Yarn Market.

The walk is suitable for all abilities, as well as children and well-behaved dogs. The tours will go ahead in all weathers.

The tours cost £10 for adults, £5 for children over three and £27.50 for a family ticket.

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