Teme Valley Trail – Martley
Pine Martens, ancient wall paintings and world-beating geology.
The walk takes in part of The Geopark Way, passing through stunningly beautiful countryside. Take time to visit the Geology Viewing Area (just off the route itself near Martley) where you can learn all about the unique geological importance of the area.
Martley’s St Peter’s Church is an historical gem that can boast some of the finest medieval wall paintings in the country. Still visible are hunting references and scenes with rabbits, stags and the slightly more exotic fire-breathing dragons! The church was also used as a stable for horses during the English Civil War when Roundhead troops occupied the building. Scars and gouges on the church’s doorway still show where the soldiers sharpened their bayonets.
Walk Start Location
Approximate Postcode: WR6 6PA
Grid Reference: SO 75344 59954