Somerset Walking & Cycling Maps

The Crescent, Taunton, TA1

Somerset Walking & Cycling Maps


There are over 6100 km of public rights of way in Somerset. They are footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and a few byways open to all traffic. Several of these paths are promoted as part of popular regional or national trails, such as the England Coast Path, the Coleridge Way, River Parrett Trail, South West Coast Path and West Somerset Coast Path.

Maps and leaflets

Somerset Council manages and promote three long distance walks - The Coleridge Way,
West Somerset Coast Path and River Parrett Trail. They all link to the England Coast Path.

You can find copies of the Walking, Riding and Cycling Routes in Somerset leaflet in most Tourist Information Centres and Council Information Points.

Bridges along the River Tone leaflet

A joint effort between us, the Institution of Civil Engineers and Highways England has produced a fascinating leaflet about 23 bridges along the course of the River Tone.

Every bridge in the short guide has details about its engineering pedigree provided by our members of the Institution of Civil Engineers, using snippets from archaic records, and modern techniques
and material used.

You can pick up copies of the leaflet in the Tourist Information Centres at Wellington and Taunton.

Canal walks

The 15-mile canal path between Taunton and Bridgwater has been developed as a multi-user route to encourage walking and cycling. It forms part of the Sustrans cycle route 3. The canal path is an ideal way of passing through lowland Somerset, seeing areas of historic interest and natural beauty.

The Somerset Space Walk is an attraction along the canal route. It was designed by the late Pip Youngman and depicts our solar system as a true scale model running the length of the canal.

For more information about all of the above, maps and leaflets, click here

Call into our South Somerset Visitor Information Centre for a great range of free walking leaflets and route guidance for the River Parrett Trail, TA14 6RA, open 7 days a week until October 2023. Then 5 days a week for the winter season. 

Contact Details

Somerset Cycling & Walking Maps, The Crescent, Taunton, Somerset , United Kingdom, TA1

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