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Activities in Taunton Deane

Whether your interests lie in history, the great outdoors, exploring or eating and drinking – or whether you simply want a relaxing time – then Taunton Deane has plenty to offer.

Because the area offers a unique blend of attractive towns and beautiful, accessible countryside there’s always a huge variety of leisure activities on offer close by.

If you’re keen on walking then we have something to cater for all tastes, from the gentle Taunton Heritage Trail or one of our 21 well-planned circular walks, which come with varying degrees of difficulty (though most are easy).

Perhaps you’d fancy an amble along the towpath of the Bridgwater and Taunton canal which will lead you to some really unspoilt locations and delight you with the range of wildlife on view.

On the other hand if you prefer something more strenuous you could tackle the challenging slopes of the Quantocks and be rewarded with some of the finest walking in southern England when you reach the top of the 12-mile ridge.

All our waymarked walks across the Deane are available to download and print off.

This is ideal countryside, too, for horse-riding and cycling – and there are also fantastic walks to be enjoyed using stations on the West Somerset Railway or stops on the many local bus routes as your starting point.

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  1. 1610 - Castle Sports Centre

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    1610 - Castle Sports Centre

    Type

    Sport/Leisure Centre

    Taunton

    Castle Sports Centre is located within the heart...

  2. A Criss-Cross of Bridges

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    A Criss-Cross of Bridges

    Type

    Walking Route

    Taunton

    Take in a lively stretch of the River Tone, a new wildlife mural, and the mill steam running through Goodland Gardens. This walk will help you get acquainted with Taunton and how the town centre has...

  3. Aerosaurus Balloons

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    Aerosaurus Balloons

    Type

    Aircraft/Ballooning

    Taunton & Castle Cary

    Aerosaurus Balloons are the largest provider of...

  4. Blackbrook Meander

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    Blackbrook Meander

    Type

    Walking Route

    Taunton

    A gentle meander alongside Blackbrook and around pleasant Hamilton Gault Park. The stream is a traffic free route for wildlife in and out of the town, including otters and water voles. Come out on a...

  5. Blackbrook Pavillion

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    Blackbrook Pavillion

    Type

    Sport/Leisure Centre

    Taunton

    Blackbrook Leisure Centre & Spa is based on the...

  6. Buff Urban Day Spa

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    Buff Urban Day Spa

    Type

    Spa and Relaxation

    Taunton

    Welcome to Buff Urban Day Spa: an oasis of lavish...

  7. Cedar Falls Health Farm and Spa

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    Cedar Falls Health Farm and Spa

    Type

    Spa and Relaxation

    Taunton

    Cedar Falls is the perfect choice for relaxing...

  8. Circular Walk - Cotlake Hill

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    Circular Walk - Cotlake Hill

    Type

    Walking Route

    Taunton

    This walk to the south of Taunton starts at Vivary Park and passes through Trull before gently ascending Cotlake Hill to give panoramic views of Taunton and the surrounding landscape. Distance 4.5...

  9. Circular Walk - Taunton to Longaller

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    Circular Walk - Taunton to Longaller

    Type

    Walking Route

    Taunton

    This is an easy walk starting in central Taunton, along the banks of the River Tone and across the water meadows to the west of Taunton. Distance 4 miles.

    The circular trails are open to everyone....

  10. Elan Spa at The Mount Somerset Hotel

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    Elan Spa at The Mount Somerset Hotel

    Type

    Spa and Relaxation

    Taunton

    Our spa is an intimate corner of peace and...

  11. Guided Tours at Sheppy's Cider Farm

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    Guided Tours at Sheppy's Cider Farm

    Type

    Guided Tour

    Nr Taunton

    OPENED ON 21ST APRIL 2017

    We will be offering a wide range of tours and tastings to maximise...

  12. History Trail

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    History Trail

    Type

    Walking Route

    Taunton

    Enjoy the engaging story revealed by Francis Farr-Cox of the history of the river and how the people of Taunton’s lives have influenced and been interwoven with the river. 

    Click here to view...

  13. River and Canal Walk

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    River and Canal Walk

    Type

    Walking Route

    Taunton

    A pleasant route of reasonable distance starting from Priorswood. On this walk you will take in a beautiful stretch of Taunton’s crowning glory the River Tone, as well as a tract of the Bridgwater...

  14. River Tone Story Trail

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    River Tone Story Trail

    Type

    Walking Route

    Taunton

    Follow Ollie the Otter as he admires the sights and wildlife on his journey along the River Tone. 

    This walking route has been put together by the Somerset Wildlife Trust team. The route will be...

  15. Somerset Adventures

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    Somerset Adventures

    Type

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Taunton

    Somerset Adventures offers a fantastic range of exciting outdoor adventurous activities. With...

  16. Somerset Bike Hire

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    Somerset Bike Hire

    Type

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Creech St. Michael , Taunton

    For great quality hire road and hybrid bikes in...

  17. Somerset Space Walk

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    Somerset Space Walk

    Type

    Walking Route

    Taunton

    The Somerset Space Walk is a true scale model of our Solar System with the planets placed along the Bridgwater to Taunton Canal.

    You do not have to walk all 22 kilometres! Centred on the Sun at...

  18. Spa Experience at Blackbrook Pavillion

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    Spa Experience at Blackbrook Pavillion

    Type

    Spa and Relaxation

    Taunton

    Blackbrook Leisure Centre & Spa is based on the...

  19. Taunton Heritage Trail

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    Taunton Heritage Trail

    Type

    Walking Route

    Taunton

    In the Heart of Somerset there are some beautiful, original heritage sites, many of which are marked on the Taunton Heritage Trail. Using the Heritage trail leaflet (available from Taunton Visitor...

  20. Taunton Pool

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    Taunton Pool

    Type

    Sport/Leisure Centre

    Taunton

    Taunton Pool is based in the heart of the town on...

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