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The Bridgwater & Taunton Canal

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a stroll through town

On arrival in the town we walked towards the high street and noticed the canal on our way. my... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Witham, United Kingdom
A beautiful Somerset Canal path ideal for cyclists and walkers

I use this as a route to work and as a leisure cycle and walk. It is a lovely area and sometimes... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Julia T
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

On arrival in the town we walked towards the high street and noticed the canal on our way. my cousin said that you can walk the length of the canal and reach Taunton.

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

I use this as a route to work and as a leisure cycle and walk. It is a lovely area and sometimes you can spot kingfishers and herons. There is a planet walk from Bridgwater to Taunton with planet markers along the route. You can...More

Thank Julia T
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A stroll along the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal can be rewarded with all kinds of nature gems from dragonflies to otters, moorhen chicks and fish. The path is shared with cyclists so you have to keep alert but it is possible to stop and sit...More

Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

With friend gone thought canal up to Taunton. Great views. Quiet area. Best place in Bridgwater for walks or slow cycling. Suggest to pop in to Boat & Anchor Inn ;)

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I live in Bridgwater, so the canal is never far away. Most of the canalside paths are made up so it's a great choice if the weather has been bad as there isn't much mud. Some of it is wheelchair friendly too. There are sometimes...More

1  Thank SallyB69
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We cycle along here 2 or 3 times a year - it's a shared walking/cycle path as well as some fishing (watch the rods, they do sometimes have them blocking the path whilst they bate them up etc), so do be accommodating for all. It...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We live only 5 minutes away from the Bridgwater docks, and use the canal path often. Just to get into town, going for a walk with the kids or to feed the ducks/fish at the YMCA or the pond Kids love the wildlife and so...More

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We enjoyed a family trip to find the inner planets (just the right distance for the little ones). Convenient free parking at Mansual Lock, lovely scenery, plenty of butterflies and a few farm animals to spot. We also found a couple of Mr Men from...More

1  Thank Fmansam08
Reviewed 14 July 2017

A really great place to take a leisurely stroll and unwind. This is often missed even by locals and I would highly recommend it especially on a summers day. If you enjoy the outdoors this is really a must. It's normally very quiet and you...More

Thank Rod W
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I often walk and cycle alone the canel, it is so peaceful. You see lots of wildlife along the way, the locks are well kept and interesting. There is also the Mauncel lock canel centre and tea room which a great place to stop of...More

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Jackie M
17 April 2017|
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When I have walked along the canal I have seen anglers. A quick google suggests the Taunton Angling Association own the fishing rights at the Taunton end, and from Maunsell Lock the fishing rights are owned by the Bridgwater... More