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Slow Ways linking Ilminster and Chard, Crewkerne, Hemyock, Langport, South Petherton, Taunton, Wellington, Somerset
Great Britain / Somerset / Ilminster
Ilminster’s seven Slow Ways are 36% checked
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Walk to Ilminster from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Double check||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 115m||Descent 51m|
||Verify me||Distance 9km/6mi||Ascent 95m||Descent 28m|
||Double check||Distance 26km/16mi||Ascent 480m||Descent 576m|
||Review me||Distance 27km/17mi||Ascent 506m||Descent 601m|
||Double check||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 190m||Descent 217m|
||Review me||Distance 12km/8mi||Ascent 229m||Descent 256m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 19km/11mi||Ascent 208m||Descent 168m|
||Double check||Distance 9km/6mi||Ascent 115m||Descent 110m|
||Review me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 162m||Descent 166m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 24km/15mi||Ascent 291m||Descent 267m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 31km/19mi||Ascent 632m||Descent 600m|
50% of Ilminster’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
2 people have contributed to Ilminster’s Slow Ways
1 people have pledged to walk and review a route
3 people have surveyed a route in Ilminster
116km out of 189km have been walked and reviewed
135km of reviews have been shared in Ilminster
Helen Gough surveyed Hemilm twoWalk this route
I really enjoyed parts of this walk, but there were also a couple of sections that made me swear loudly (sorry universe). My first problem was at Bolham Farm where I had to walk through a field of cows. I threw my dog over the gate, and jumped over myself, swearing loudly the whole time. I was in a foul mood by now, but immediately after this, the route follows a ridge top walk with really lovely views of rolling green countryside. Parts of this section were tricky without signage through the farms. The best news is that this section is very short, just a few yards and after this there really aren't any serious problems. I really enjoyed walking through Jan Hobbs Nature Reserve, which gave shade and wildlife after several miles of lanes. All in all, it's a good walk, with some really great highlights, just be prepared!...
Firstly at the Hemyock the route is plotted along field boundaries, not rights of way. Secondly it has a stretch of walking along the A303 where there is no path....
Helen Gough added Hemilm two, a new walk from Hemyock to IlminsterWalk this route
Helen Gough surveyed Chailm twoWalk this route
Mike Hogben pledged to walk Tauilm oneWalk this route
Helen Gough added Ilmsou two, a new walk from Ilminster to South PethertonWalk this route
The footpath that then leads away from the road is a dead-end, as it leads to a boggy wood where the footbridge across is has collapsed. Also the footpath from Seavington St Michael to Frogmary Green has been changed, and this route is blocked by hedgerow. Use Ilmsou 2 which avoids these problems...
Mostly a nice walk, in winter there are muddy, but passable sections....
It is also known as The Stop Line, which originally went from Burnham to Seaton and was fortified to prevent the German army from advancing through the country should they invade via the West Country. The Covid pandemic is bad, but at least you didn't have to send your children away to be brought up by unvetted strangers/ at least you didn't have to bring up the children of unvetted strangers. You may have demoralised everyone who lived to the west of you, but you gave me my first clean walk of the winter, and my tri-coloured collie was still tri-coloured at the end of it....
Helen Gough added Ilmcre two, a new walk from Ilminster to CrewkerneWalk this route
Route is fine apart from the way in/out of Ilminster which involves a mile of road walking, on a B road where there is no path. Use IlmCre two instead...
Decent route between Crewkerne and Ilminster via Hinton St George using footpaths and quiet lanes. Coming into Ilminster you go through a field with horses behind electric fences, and for some reason the land owner has put a barrier across the path....
PhilthyOne added Chailm two, a new walk from Chard to IlminsterWalk this route
Good hard paths along length, cycleway tarmac near towns at both ends. One fairly busy country lane to cross, where cars move quite fast, but visibility is good. Easy to navigate route....
PhilthyOne surveyed Chailm oneWalk this route
What's interesting is that there is a more direct route following this old railway line for the whole length, that is part of SusTrans route 33....
Route follows a mix of farmland paths and permissive access along the old Ilminster to Chard railway line. Easily followed, but map will be required. Long sections of tarmac as well as paths over farmland, which can be muddy....
PhilthyOne surveyed IlminsterView facilities
Slow Ways added Chailm one, a new walk from Chard to IlminsterWalk this route
Slow Ways added Hemilm one, a new walk from Hemyock to IlminsterWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ilmcre one, a new walk from Ilminster to CrewkerneWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ilmlan one, a new walk from Ilminster to LangportWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ilmsou one, a new walk from Ilminster to South PethertonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Tauilm one, a new walk from Taunton to IlminsterWalk this route
Slow Ways added Welilm one, a new walk from Wellington, Somerset to IlminsterWalk this route
Ilminster’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
50.92675° / -2.91004°
Easting / Northing
336,138E / 114,539N
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