GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

River Parret Trail

50 miles (80 km)

Follow the River Parrett from the source in Chedington in Dorset to the mouth in Bridgwater Bay, Somerset.
The route first heads to Langport passing Haselbury and the 16th century English Heritage owned Muchelney Abbey. You continue north through Langport and onto Burrowbridge where you will pass the interesting geological and historical site at Burrow Mump. The river then takes you towards Bridgwater passing the Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum. This Industrial Heritage museum is dedicated to steam powered machinery and makes for a fascinating few hours.
The final section takes you through Bridgwater and Combwich before finishing at the beautiful Steart Nature Reserve and Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve on Bridgwater Bay.
In Bridgwater the trail links with the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal which offers more great opportunities for waterside walking or cycling.

River Parret Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

River Parret Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The King Alfred in Burrowbridge is a great place to stop for some refreshments on your walk. It's nestled under the shadow of Burrow Mumpand the place where King Alfred famously burnt the cakes when he was hiding from the invading Danes, hence the pub’s name. It's a friendly place with great home cooked food. You can the find the pub next to the river at postcode TA7 0RB.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Dorset Walks and Somerset Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Langport, public parkland - geograph.org.uk - 1002584

Langport, public parkland. By the river Parrett, south of Eastover

The River Parrett at Bridgwater - geograph.org.uk - 929836

The River Parrett at Bridgwater. Flowing north out of the town towards the Bristol Channel, past flood defence walls.

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

River Parret Trail.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)