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Somerset Towpath

Stoke St Gregory, Taunton, Taunton TA3 6HY, England
01823-336344
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Ranked #10 of 16 Attractions in Taunton
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This walk I do regularly. It starts at Bridgwater and finishes at Taunton - about 14 / 15 miles and is flat, following the Taunton Canal. You could just as easily cycle if you prefer. A good flat track walk which can be a bit muddy in places so take your boots with you. The scenery is great, plenty of... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I enjoy cycling along here and it makes a good day out and gives you some nice gentle exercise too. There are places to stop along the way and you can reward yourself with cake at various stops too. The towpath has been resurfaced and improved in places which is good and most other users are respectful and friendly as... More

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westcountry
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Super flat bike ride ,very quiet in places.beautiful views ,very bike friendly.please be careful of doggy poo bags and bramble cuttings not cleared when the council cut back

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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200 reviews 200 reviews
75 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

On a day off with a good weather forecast I caught the train to Taunton then walked the canal from Firepool Lock all the way to Bridgwater Docks 14.2 miles I believe. It took about 4 hours 45 minutes of walking at a steady pace along a path that was in good condition for much of the length being generally... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The towpath of the Taunton to Bridgwater canal is a lovely place to wander, walk or cycle, either starting from Taunton, or elsewhere along its length. There are various places to park the car if you use the OS Map. Half way at Maunsel Lock is a friendly cafe - just in the right place!

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yeovil
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Did the towpath from Taunton towards Bridgwater a while ago on our folding bikes.Ok for the first few miles but it deteriorated into the equivalent of a ploughed field so we gave up and rode back to Taunton and haven't Been since.Might have improved but be prepared.The bit was did was a joy with waterside cottages and wild life along... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

this path goes a long way be warned. its flat and goes all the way along river and canal .path is muddy after rain goes past cricket ground and ends up at a shopping centre near Hollywood bowl its a long walk back!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This level towpath runs beside the Taunton to Bridgwater canel and is a real gem. You can walk with dogs and children ( and buggies) or cycle. We tend to drive to Maunsel Lock park there and walk towards Bridgwater then have tea and scones or cake in the little tea room beside the lock. Sadly the tea room is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Note that there is nowhere to stop for a cuppa or a sandwich between Taunton and Bridgwater except the lock cafe at St Michael Church

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Walk down this towpath most weekends, never get bored seeing the wildlife and watching them grow. Swans with their nine signet coots and their chicks a huge number of hungry ducks, a large amount of fish, if your lucky you will see herons.and a kingfisher i think. peaceful and beautiful Make sure you take a camera.

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