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14.5 miles of towpath. Easy to get a regular bus to any end of the towpath without much... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Fenton C
Taunton, United Kingdom
Beautiful scenery

We walked along the canal this morning with 2 little dogs. It was just perfect. Very quiet and... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Stoke St Gregory, Taunton, Taunton TA3 6HY, England
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

14.5 miles of towpath. Easy to get a regular bus to any end of the towpath without much effort. Good for: 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Minky999
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Nice walk along the Taunton Bridgwater canal. Well recommended in a sunny day. Dog owners, bicycles riders or if you like to have a long or short stroll this is a place to go.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Fernanda I
Reviewed 7 November 2017

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ge0ffgardner
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank laurence b
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Setiri
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You can start this towpath walk in several places between Taunton and Bridgwater, the carpark at North Newton is a good place to start. Lovely and quiet in peaceful countryside ideal for dogs and children, occasional electric boat rides ( need advance booking). Very nice...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank piney56
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Just adore walking various stretches of this canal walk. Beautiful views. Wildlife . Interesting locks and history to learn about. Meet lovely people and stop for drinks along the way.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Reminding me of that lovely old Ealing Studio film about the painted boats (canal boats), that plied their trade on Britain's waterways, it was a great 'time to get off the world' experience to enjoy walking along the towpath, where horses would have trod and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank JSB1958
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