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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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yeovil
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5 reviews 5 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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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
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11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

It is really pleasant to walk or cycle ride along the towpath wich is just a few yards from our home. Most of the path is tarmac and of course, flat. A good circular walk from Taunton to Creech and Ruishton and return via the River Tone bank. Both villages have good pubs which serve good food. There is also... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I love cycling down the canal, mainly because it is flat! Most people are respectful and make way for one another and everyone is usually friendly. If you are lucky you'll see some kingfishers :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful and free! No opening hour restrictions! 'ruined by idiots' review very harsh but the're is a bizare dog walker in the Creech area who goes to the trouble of bagging dog poo then hanging it from bushes and trees.... Very very odd and inconsiderate, it would be better if he took a trowel and flicked it well into the... More

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We decided to walk rather than taking the bikes, the path is on the Sustrans route if you want to cycle a further distance but as it was very hot we decided on a leisurely stroll. We parked at Creech st Michael and walked to Bathpool. The path was very tidy and clean, the water was clear and we were... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

A beautiful stetch of canal that is suffering from lazy ignorant people that cant be bothered to take take their litter home or put their dogs mess in to bins, they go to the trouble of picking it up and then throw the bags of mess in the hedge , ps if your cycling please use your bell when coming... More

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