Route: Leland Trail (United Kingdom)

Submitted by ashcman on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 04:16am
United Kingdom
32 mi
Vertical Gain
2,466 ft

The Leland Trail is a 50-kilometre footpath in Somerset, England. It runs from King Alfred's Tower in Penselwood, southwest to Ham Hill Country Park near Yeovil.The path was established by creating rights of way via tracks and lanes.

It is named after John Leland, who visited South Somerset during the years 1535–1543. In his role as royal librarian, his journeys and tasks during that period were mapped out for him by King Henry VIII. His job was to reveal to the King all reference to "antiquities" and possessions of the local churches and priories. The exact route taken by Leland over much of South Somerset may never be known but the remaining records of the time form the basis of the trail.


GPS Track