GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Thurlbear Wood

2 miles (2.5 km)

This walk visits the pretty Thurlbear Wood nature reserve near Taunton in Somerset.
There's 40 acres to explore here with peaceful woodland trails, views of the surrounding countryside, ancient forest, wildflowers and lots of wildlife to see. In particular keep your eyes peeled for a variety of butterflies during the summer months.
The site is located just a few miles south east of Taunton, near to the village of Stoke St Mary.
The Staple Fitzpaine Herepath passes the site. You could pick up this circular trail to explore the surrounding Blackdown Hills AONB. Follow the trail round to the south and it will take you to the ancient earthworks at Castle Neroche.


TA3 5BW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Thurlbear Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Thurlbear Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the woodland trails are ideal fro dog walking so you may see other owners on a fine day.


Entrance to Thurlbear Wood (geograph 1920235)

Entrance to Thurlbear Wood

Church Farm - - 1230587

Church Farm. The bridleway to Thurlbear Woods starts here.

Footpath to Stoke Woods - - 1230513

Footpath to Stoke Woods. The path starts at the road close to Stoke Court and eventually leads to Stoke St Mary.

Thurlbear church and restored cross - - 1230563

Thurlbear church and restored cross


GPS Files

GPX File

Thurlbear Wood.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)