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Slow Ways linking Taunton and Bishops Lydeard, Ilminster, Langport, North Petherton, Wellington, Somerset, Wiveliscombe

England / Somerset / Taunton

Taunton’s six Slow Ways are 63% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 3/6
and surveyed: 2/6

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Slow Way Route To do
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 -
Taunton—Ilminster
Tauilm one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 291m Descent 267m
Taunton—Langport
Taulan one Pioneer me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 210m Descent 220m
Taunton—North Petherton
Taunor one Pioneer me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 215m Descent 198m
Taunton—North Petherton
Taunor two Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 180m Descent 162m
Wellington, Somerset—Taunton
Weltau one

Enjoy me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 35m Descent 93m
Wiveliscombe—Taunton
Wivtau one

Double check Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 295m Descent 189m

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Collective progress

56% of Taunton’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

5/8

reviewed

2/8

surveyed

3/8

verified

8 people have contributed to Taunton’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Taunton

67km out of 133km have been walked and reviewed

198km of reviews have been shared in Taunton

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A good walk, used it to get to Glastonbury on a multi day long hike. Would recomend...

Oli Sturdy

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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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I walked from Wellington to Taunton on a sunny day, but at the end of a week of rain and that made sections of this route a bit tricky....

Helen Gough

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Reading the other reviews, it may be more tricky in the warmer months when there's more growth in the crops, but for us it was easy-sailing....

danravenellison

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Had lunch in the churchyard at North Petherton and the church offer free tea and coffee for visitors to help themselves to inside....

Dan Barron

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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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Mostly a lovely flat route which follows the well waymarked West Deane Way from Bradford to Taunton....

Charles Hedley

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Much of the route follows the West Deane Way and is a lovely walk, pleasant and traffic free of getting away from the city centre....

Tim Ryan

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The footpath across the field at Shearson Farm was impossible to follow as the oilseed rape crop has grown and is simply impassable....

Tim Ryan

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That part of the walk was accurate, very scenic and accessible for dogs but not wheeled transport....

jwol

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I would recommend in this case diverting in the following way: Cross Netherclay Community Woodland diagonally, going onto the road by the bridge, turn left along the footpath by the side of Tytherleigh House, cross Silk Mills and then enter Longrun Meadow and follow the path to the right. Keep Castle School on your right and follow the cycle/foot path down towards Tescos, turn left and then after a small bridge turn right and you will rejoin the existing route....

jwol

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Pleasant flat walk out of Taunton along the river and canal. Pleasant walk over fields/stiles through West Monkton....

Julie Sutton

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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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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—Taunton

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

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Taunton—Ilminster

Slow Ways added Tauilm one, a new walk from Taunton to Ilminster

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Taunton—Langport

Slow Ways added Taulan one, a new walk from Taunton to Langport

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Taunton—North Petherton

Slow Ways added Taunor one, a new walk from Taunton to North Petherton

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Taunton—North Petherton

Slow Ways added Taunor two, a new walk from Taunton to North Petherton

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Wellington, Somerset—Taunton

Slow Ways added Weltau one, a new walk from Wellington, Somerset to Taunton

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Wiveliscombe—Taunton

Slow Ways added Wivtau one, a new walk from Wiveliscombe to Taunton

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Taunton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST2273724476

Lat / Lon

51.01445° / -3.10280°

Easting / Northing

322,737E / 124,476N

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