River Parrett Trail
80 km / 50 miles
A route which follows the River Parrett from source to mouth winding through the Somerset Levels, moors, ecologically sensitive areas and some of England's richest pasture land where there is an abundance of history and wildlife. The Trail crosses the Liberty Trail near Haselbury and Ham Hill, where it also meets up with the Leland Trail.
The original path route (and its guide book, which is now no longer available) could be accessed via the TIC in Yeovil and via a website. Now that Somerset have taken over the trail they have rationalised some of the alternative routes and changed the route north of Bridgwater to hug the river. All the changes have been carried out on the ground with improved stiles and new signnage, but no online or paper guides for it exists as yet.
This path coupled with the Brit Valley way creates a coast to coast walk which then joins with the SWCP and the West Somerset Coast Path which leads to the start of SWCP at Minehead.
The waymarked Brit Valley Way (11 miles) follows the River Brit from West Bay to Chedington.
|Path Type:||Paths Marked on OS mapping|
|Waymark:||Disc with curved line depicting river|
ST490059 - Chedington, Dorset
ST281469 - Steart, Somers
|Web Sites:||Somerset CC PROWs|
|River Parret Trail (re) Visited|
|River Parrett Trail|
Publications, Badges and Certificates:
|Booklet:||River Parrett Trail (Yeovil Heritage and Visitor Information Centre)|
|Folder:||Brit Valley Way & Circular Routes (Dorset County Council)|
|Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):|
|OS Landranger:||182, 193, 194|
|OS Explorer:||116, 117, 128, 129, 140, 153|
|OS Explorer Active:||116, 117, 128, 129, 140, 153|
Walking Support Providers:
|Support Providers:||Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)|
|GPS Exchange Format Route File:||River Parrett Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File||Login to Download
|Leaflet - PDF:||River Parret Trail Leaflet||Login to Download
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|MemoryMap Route file:||River Parrett Trail Memory Map Route File||Login to Download
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|71.1 Km (44.2 miles)
338 m (1,109 ft) ascent
179 m (587 ft) maximum height