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Bishops Lydeard

Somerset


Slow Ways linking Bishops Lydeard and North Petherton, Taunton, Watchet, Wiveliscombe

England / Somerset / Bishops Lydeard

Bishops Lydeard’s four Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 3/4
and surveyed: 1/4

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Slow Way Route To do
Bishops Lydeard—North Petherton
Bisnor one

Verify me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 355m Descent 336m
Bishops Lydeard—Taunton
Bistau one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 39m Descent 76m
Bishops Lydeard—Taunton
Bistau two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Watchet—Bishops Lydeard
Watbis one Survey me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 533m Descent 482m
Wiveliscombe—Bishops Lydeard
Wivbis one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 170m Descent 239m

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Collective progress

70% of Bishops Lydeard’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

5/5

drawn

5/5

reviewed

1/5

surveyed

3/5

verified

10 people have contributed to Bishops Lydeard’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Bishops Lydeard

70km out of 70km have been walked and reviewed

211km of reviews have been shared in Bishops Lydeard

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Overall this is a lovely walk, even though conditions in the area of recent tree felling and fencing work east of Stream Farm mentioned by the second reviewer are currently muddy and not ideal (particularly a footbridge that amusingly doesn’t quite make it across the stream - as the first picture shows). The route out of the village is quiet and pleasant, but watch for one of the route plot’s bigger failings, which is that the entrance to the footpath through the fields is actually at the bottom of the hill next to the stream at Melcombe. Coming westwards from North Petherton, you need to cross the stream on both of the two little stony bridges you come across (not signed), and the entrance to the ongoing narrow path through the woods (which is clearly signed) is hidden in the trees....

Mockymock

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No significant problems and my walking buddy, who had never been on the route, thought it was great. The only toilets and refreshments are a Fyne Court, approximately half way....

Tony Hampson

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There is a bit too much road work, albeit with decent views, for 5 stars, but the gentle yomp up from West Bagborough to the plateau starts spreading Somerset behind you, and the vistas only get better....

Steve_Roser

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Bear in mind that you cannot use the section of the England Coast Path along the beach between Watchet and Doniford for a while around high tide, so best check the tide times before you go. There is quite a lot of road walking for the first few miles, first through Bishops Lydeard (the pavement runs out towards the end of the village but there is a 20mph speed limit), and then gently but steadily upward to West Bagborough, interrupted by a welcome half mile of wooded bridleway part way along. No food or drink stops from here on til West Quantoxhead, as the Blue Ball in Triscombe is still shut and, judging by the state of its roof, unlikely to reopen soon. Just before Triscombe, I recommend using the minor road instead of the plotted footpath forking right into the woods (roughly between w3w twitching.dishes.tweed and contexts.mingles.motion) as the steep, zigzaggy path down into the hamlet is poor and slippery (see the photo of my friend descending). Beyond the road crossing at Crowcombe Gate, the route follows tracks across miles of open heathland (it is very beautiful here in late summer) with grazing ponies and hill sheep around, and big views. Towards West Quantoxhead, the coast comes into full sight and there is a long and steepening descent into the village, passing the National Trust carpark on the way. At Doniford there is a little section along the road which mostly has a pavement, but not always....

Mockymock

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I walked this route from Taunton to Bishops Lidyeard. There are then enclosed pathways which take you out onto Staplegrove Road, which is again paved. There is a short section at the top end of Staplegrove Road where if coming from Taunton direction before getting to the junction with Manor Road turn left through the Children's play area and diagonally across on to Manor Road....

Tim Ryan

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I walked this route from Taunton to Bishops Lidyeard. There are then enclosed pathways which take you out onto Staplegrove Road, which is again paved. There is a short section at the top end of Staplegrove Road where if coming from Taunton direction before getting to the junction with Manor Road turn left through the Children's play area and diagonally across on to Manor Road....

Tim Ryan

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I walked from Bishops Lydeard to Taunton and enjoyed the route. The second diversion is the field between Higher Yarde Farm and Burlands Farm....

Helen Gough

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Bishops Lydeard—Taunton

Charles Hedley added Bistau two, a new walk from Bishops Lydeard to Taunton

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Pleasant route mostly on footpaths and through fields....

Charles Hedley

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A superb route which takes the high route along the Quantocks....

Tim Ryan

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There is quite a bit of road walking with no pavements, but these are on quiet roads mostly. I walked from Bishops Lidyeard to Wiveliscombe and found no problems....

Tim Ryan

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At Ash Common it is possible to zigzag through the common to avoid so much walking on the road....

jwol

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Bishops Lydeard

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A lovely walk between the centre of the small town of Wiveliscombe and the Lethbridge Arms in the village of Bishops Lydeard....

Walkforfun

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Unfortunately there is a temporary closure of the footpath to repair 2 bridges close to Norton Fitzwarren allotments....

Julie Sutton

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Then past the pub and upto the village green where you go left and up Church lane (steep) which takes you up the hill to Rose Hill....

Debbiesweet

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Overall the route is very pleasant with much of the walk on tracks and footpaths. Particularly enjoyable is at the start of the route which takes you up out of Bishops Lydeard where you can enjoy lovely views of The Quantocks....

jwol

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Bishops Lydeard—North Petherton

Slow Ways added Bisnor one, a new walk from Bishops Lydeard to North Petherton

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Bishops Lydeard—Taunton

Slow Ways added Bistau one, a new walk from Bishops Lydeard to Taunton

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Watchet—Bishops Lydeard

Slow Ways added Watbis one, a new walk from Watchet to Bishops Lydeard

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Wiveliscombe—Bishops Lydeard

Slow Ways added Wivbis one, a new walk from Wiveliscombe to Bishops Lydeard

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Bishops Lydeard’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST1682229120

Lat / Lon

51.05537° / -3.18817°

Easting / Northing

316,822E / 129,120N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Bishops Lydeard's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

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Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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