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Slow Ways linking Taunton and Bishops Lydeard, Ilminster, Langport, North Petherton, Wellington, Somerset, Wiveliscombe
Great Britain / Somerset / Taunton
Taunton’s six Slow Ways are 46% checked
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Double check||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 39m||Descent 76m|
||Verify me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Pioneer me||Distance 24km/15mi||Ascent 291m||Descent 267m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 26km/16mi||Ascent 210m||Descent 220m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 15km/10mi||Ascent 215m||Descent 198m|
||Survey me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 180m||Descent 162m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 12km/8mi||Ascent 35m||Descent 93m|
||Double check||Distance 22km/13mi||Ascent 295m||Descent 189m|
53% of Taunton’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
7 people have contributed to Taunton’s Slow Ways
4 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
164km of reviews have been shared in Taunton
Helen Gough surveyed Bistau twoWalk this route
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 surveyed Weltau oneWalk this route
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....
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....
Had lunch in the churchyard at North Petherton and the church offer free tea and coffee for visitors to help themselves to inside....
Muppy pledged to walk Weltau oneWalk this route
panifex pledged to walk Taulan oneWalk this route
Mike Hogben pledged to walk Tauilm oneWalk this route
Helen Gough pledged to walk Weltau oneWalk this route
Charles Hedley added Bistau two, a new walk from Bishops Lydeard to TauntonWalk this route
Pleasant route mostly on footpaths and through fields....
Mostly a lovely flat route which follows the well waymarked West Deane Way from Bradford to Taunton....
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....
The footpath across the field at Shearson Farm was impossible to follow as the oilseed rape crop has grown and is simply impassable....
That part of the walk was accurate, very scenic and accessible for dogs but not wheeled transport....
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....
Pleasant flat walk out of Taunton along the river and canal. Pleasant walk over fields/stiles through West Monkton....
Unfortunately there is a temporary closure of the footpath to repair 2 bridges close to Norton Fitzwarren allotments....
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....
Slow Ways added Bistau one, a new walk from Bishops Lydeard to TauntonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Tauilm one, a new walk from Taunton to IlminsterWalk this route
Slow Ways added Taulan one, a new walk from Taunton to LangportWalk this route
Slow Ways added Taunor one, a new walk from Taunton to North PethertonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Taunor two, a new walk from Taunton to North PethertonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Weltau one, a new walk from Wellington, Somerset to TauntonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Wivtau one, a new walk from Wiveliscombe to TauntonWalk this route
Taunton’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.01445° / -3.10280°
Easting / Northing
322,737E / 124,476N
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