GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hestercombe Gardens Walks

1 miles (2 km)

Explore the beautiful gardens surrounding this historiccountry houseon the edge of the Quantock Hills. It's a nice place for an afternoon stroll with good footpaths taking you to peaceful woodland, beautiful lakes, a gothick alcove, a Tuscan temple arbour and afollymausoleum. Hestercombe is generally considered to be one of the finest gardens in England.
The castle is located just north of Taunton where you can visit the old castle and pick up the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal and the Grand Western Canal. There's also something of a hidden gem to be found at the Trull Waterfall, just to the south of the town.


TA2 8LG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Hestercombe House OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hestercombe House Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Hestercombe House, Somerset-geograph-3146470

Hestercombe House was used as the headquarters of the British 8th Corps in the Second World War, and has been owned by Somerset County Council since 1951. It was used as the headquarters of Somerset Fire Brigade until 2007, and housed the Emergency Call Room for the Somerset Area of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service until April 2012. It is used as an administrative centre for Somerset County Council.

Hestercombe House - mill pond - - 3146335

Hestercombe House

Hestercombe - Dutch Gardens - - 3146290

Dutch Gardens

Hestercombe Mill - - 3139625

Hestercombe Mill

Geograph 3146311 Hestercombe House

Hestercombe House

Hestercombe House and gardens

Hestercombe House and gardens


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

Hestercombe House.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)