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I live just off the Taunton and Bridgwater Canal and either walk or cycle on the towpath regularly. Whatever the season it offers a peaceful, colourful wildlife experience. Don't miss the opportunity of exploring this unspoilt piece of Somerset.
Follow the signs to this rather secluded spot! Plenty of parking and a great picnic area with table and seats. Straight onto canal towpath . Well kept with a wonderful show of daffodils. Cyclists walkers and canoeists enjoying this spot as well as walkers and...More
1. DO NOT attempt to park at North Newton, the locals I met on New years day were not too friendly, especially the ones behind the steering wheel of a car...whose love of tourists leaves a lot to be desired...about 1 mile from North Newton...More
14.5 miles of towpath.
Easy to get a regular bus to any end of the towpath without much effort.
1. Running, very flat except for the occasional bridge.
2. Wildlife watching, Kingfishers, Water Voles, Buzzards, many fish species, Dragonflies, Roe Deer, Grass Snakes....More
We walked along the canal this morning with 2 little dogs. It was just perfect. Very quiet and plenty of shade which was ideal for the dogs. Such beautiful scenery and we enjoyed spotting he different planets along the way. Watched the lock gates being...More
Great canal side walk cycle or jogging route. Loads of wildlife to see everybody my family and I have met along the way are cheerful and full of life. Stoke St Gregory smashing village with a great pub serving good pub grub.
All in all have walked the entire length from Taunton to Bridgwater. Not in one go . Plenty to see and do with a few canal side tearooms along the way . Water , for a canal is very clear and large shoals of bream...More
myself and wife spent a very enjoyabe time on our bikes, there are places to stop and eat / drink. We went all the way to Bridgwater whch though a wee drab was intersting. pick a nice sunny day and you'll have fun.
We visited the Somerset tow path specifically to see the Somerset Space walk, a scale model of the solar system. We walked from Mars the the sun and back it was really fascinating to see the relative distances and sizes, and the fact that it...More