The Stop Line Way

The Stop Line Way, Ilminster, TA19

The Stop Line Way


The Stop Line Way is a long distance coast-to-coast walking and cycling route which in parts is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

The cycle route is 75 miles long and partly follows the ‘Taunton Stop Line’ built by the Army in 1940 to contain any Nazi German invasion of the South West. These defences ran for 50 miles, from Burnham on the Bristol Channel to Seaton on the South Coast.

Canals, railways and rivers were made into a continuous anti-tank obstacle with road blocks and over 380 concrete pillboxes. Between Ilminster and Chard it largely follows the track of the old Great Western Railway.

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The Stop Line Way, Ilminster, United Kingdom, TA19

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