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Disc with curved line depicting riverRiver Parrett Trail

80 km / 50 miles

Dorset, Somers
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 Waymark: Disc with curved line depicting river
Attributes: River
ST490059 - Chedington, Dorset
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ST281469 - Steart, Somers
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Web Sites: Somerset CC - River Parrett Trail - PDF
  Somerset CC - Long Distance Walking Routes - Route 7

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet: River Parrett Trail (Yeovil Heritage and Visitor Information Centre)
Folder: Brit Valley Way & Circular Routes (Dorset County Council)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 182193194
OS Landranger Active: 182193194
OS Explorer: 116117128129140153
OS Explorer Active: 116117128129140153

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Self-catering: Little Norton Mill  (bookable online) 4 Km 15 Km
Other: Ash-Wembdon Farm  (bookable online) 1 Km 59 Km

Connected Paths:

Paths Marked on OS mapping: Liberty Trail; Macmillan Way - Abbotsbury-Langport Link; Macmillan Way West - Castle Cary to Barnstaple; Monarch's Way; Samaritans Way South West, Bristol to Lynton
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Other Paths: Brit Valley Way; Celtic Way The Exmoor Option; Land's End Trail; Mary Michael Pilgrims Way; Orange Way; Round Dorset Walk; Somerset Way; Summits of Somerset and Avon; West Somerset Coast Path
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Route Profile:

71.1 Km (44.2 miles)
338 m (1,109 ft) ascent
179 m (587 ft)  maximum height