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Market House, Fore Street, Taunton, TA1 1JD
A 4 mile circular walk which starts in central Taunton along the banks of the River Tone and across the water meadows to the west of the town.
Landscape Character of the Walk
A low lying area, from 6m to 50m above sea level, in the catchment area of the River Tone and the Sedgmoor Old Rhyne. Wellington marks the western end of this corridor of land with Taunton situated midway along its length. The land is well treed with open river edges, and extensive flood plains which are liable to occasional flooding, Typical tree species are oak, ash, grey and black poplar, white and crack willow, aspen (high canopy) and alder and downy birch (middle canopy) with an understorey of blackthorn, goat willow and grey will. Land use in the area is mainly permanent grassland suitable for stock rearing and dairying with some cereals where the flood risk is low. The soils are mainly alluvial and lay with some overlying peat.
Distance of Walk
4 miles / 6.5 kilometres
Explorer 128, Taunton and Blackdown Hills
Grid Reference 225 247
Not available in Taunton but there are plenty of establishments in Taunton; Bishops Hull (0.25km detour); Norton Fitzwarren (0.5km detour)
Pick up your free copy of this circular walk from the Taunton Visitor Centre; download it from the homepage of the Visit Taunton website; or scan the QR code below:
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Circular Walk - Taunton to Longaller
Market HouseFore StreetTauntonTA1 1JDUnited Kingdom
T: 01823 340470
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