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The Bridgwater & Taunton Canal

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Cycle tour

With friend gone thought canal up to Taunton. Great views. Quiet area. Best place in Bridgwater for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
xXBellyDancerXx
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Great for a fairly level walk

I live in Bridgwater, so the canal is never far away. Most of the canalside paths are made up so... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
SallyB69
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With friend gone thought canal up to Taunton. Great views. Quiet area. Best place in Bridgwater for walks or slow cycling. Suggest to pop in to Boat & Anchor Inn ;)

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

I live in Bridgwater, so the canal is never far away. Most of the canalside paths are made up so it's a great choice if the weather has been bad as there isn't much mud. Some of it is wheelchair friendly too. There are sometimes...More

Thank SallyB69
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

We cycle along here 2 or 3 times a year - it's a shared walking/cycle path as well as some fishing (watch the rods, they do sometimes have them blocking the path whilst they bate them up etc), so do be accommodating for all. It...More

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We live only 5 minutes away from the Bridgwater docks, and use the canal path often. Just to get into town, going for a walk with the kids or to feed the ducks/fish at the YMCA or the pond Kids love the wildlife and so...More

Thank Claire H
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

We enjoyed a family trip to find the inner planets (just the right distance for the little ones). Convenient free parking at Mansual Lock, lovely scenery, plenty of butterflies and a few farm animals to spot. We also found a couple of Mr Men from...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

A really great place to take a leisurely stroll and unwind. This is often missed even by locals and I would highly recommend it especially on a summers day. If you enjoy the outdoors this is really a must. It's normally very quiet and you...More

Thank Rod W
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

I often walk and cycle alone the canel, it is so peaceful. You see lots of wildlife along the way, the locks are well kept and interesting. There is also the Mauncel lock canel centre and tea room which a great place to stop of...More

Thank David T
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Stopped off briefly whilst on a business trip to Somerset. Lovely spot to have a break from the modern world, sit and have lunch. If I'd had more time I'd have liked to have spent more time here and explored more

Thank seekeroffortune2013
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

I have used the Canal on many occasions for both recreational and commuting purposes. The local canal trust do an excellent job of keeping the paths in good condition and in most cases the public help to keep it all free from litter. I am...More

Thank Tony F
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

Every time the weather is at it's best the canal path is a great way to get fit, see some lovely wildlife and perhaps pop into a couple of places for refreshments

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Jackie M
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When I have walked along the canal I have seen anglers. A quick google suggests the Taunton Angling Association own the fishing rights at the Taunton end, and from Maunsell Lock the fishing rights are owned by the Bridgwater... More
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