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Disc with curved line depicting riverRiver Parrett Trail

Dorset, Somerset

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.

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.

A branch of the main Macmillan Way, parting at Castle Cary it crosses the Somerset Levels and the Quantocks and can be linked with the South West Coast Path National Trail at Minehead. It then crosses Exmoor and follows the Tarka Trail to Barnstaple, again linking with the South West Coast Path. Macmillan routes thus enable a 346-mile walk across England from Boston to Barnstaple.

Strider News - August 2019 (Path Update)

PATH CLOSURE:: This notice is posted to let you know that part of these footpaths will be closed from 1st September 2019 to 30th November 2019 .

River Parrett Trail Macmillan Way West East Deane Way

The closure is to allow for dredging works to take place on 2.2km of the River Parrett in Somerset, between Stathe and Burrowbridge. We regret that public access along these permissive paths has to be withdrawn temporarily to allow the works to proceed safely T hese essential works are to reduce the risk of flooding in the area and are expected to last up to 12 weeks. The scheme is being led for Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) by the Parrett Internal Drainage Board (IDB), working closely with the Environment Agency and Natural England.You can also find out more information about the project on the SRA website

An alternative to the closure is on the south side of the River Parrett but is NOT RECOMMENDED due to the narrow nature of the road between Stathe and Burrowbridge



Waymark: Disc with curved line depicting river
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Disc with curved line depicting river
Attributes: River
Start: ST490059 - Chedington, Dorset View on StreetMap
Finish: ST280468 - Stert, Somerset View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Somerset County Council - Walks and trails in Somerset River Parrett Trail (re) Visited Annierak - River Parrett Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF Somerset County Council - River Parrett Trail : maps and directions  (Somerset County Council  - 2016 ) Download
External PDF Somerset County Council - Walking, riding & cycling routes in Somerset  (Somerset County Council ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 182, 193, 194
OS Landranger Active 182, 193, 194
OS Explorer 116, 117, 128, 129, 140, 153
OS Explorer Active 116, 117, 128, 129, 140, 153

Walking Support Providers:

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

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Little Norton Mill  (bookable online)
4 Km
15 Km
Ash-Wembdon Farm  (bookable online)
1 Km
58 Km
Royal Clarence Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
80 Km

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Route Profile:

72.5 Km (45.0 miles)
334 m (1,096 ft) ascent
180 m (591 ft)  maximum height

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