A DUNGEONS and dragons quest features in this year’s Quantock Hills Walking Festival starting on Friday (June 14).

The sixth annual festival continues until Sunday with at least nine different events organised by Stowey Walkers.

A spokesperson said: “Walkers will be able to choose from a variety of guided walks of varying lengths, so there will be something to suit everybody.”

The dungeons and dragons walk is around Nether Stowey on Saturday complete with riddles to solve to defeat monsters and will be led by the village’s own dungeonmaster Martyn French.

It kick-starts new dungeons and dragons sessions in the village’s Thomas Poole Library next month.

This year also sees a three-day challenge walk covering 39 miles from Chard, south of the Blackdown Hills, to the coastline in Kilve.

The challenge will be led by Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme (QLP) community engagement and volunteering officer Jon Barrett and will showcase the unique landscape of the hills and coast.

Four deserted medieval villages reputed to have once stood between Nether Stowey and the River Parrett will be visited to look for any clues as to the existence of the settlements in a walk led by QLP historic heritage officer Dan Broadbent.

Places on the walks are limited; email [email protected].