GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wayford Woods

1 miles (1.5 km)

These delightful little woods are located in the Somerset village of Wayford.
There's nice easy trails to follow around the site, where you will find pretty streams with little bridges, an ornamental lake, Rhododendrons, azaleas and bluebells in the spring months. There's also orchids in the summer months which attract a wide variety of butterflies.
The woods have a number of seats to rest your legs and a picnic area where you can enjoy a packed lunch.
After exploring the woods you can visit the interesting little village of Wayford which includes the noteworthy Wayford Manor House. The Grade Ilisted building dates from 1600 and includes a Japanese garden and a collection of mature trees, along with a rock garden, orchard and shrubs.
There's also the Church of St Michaelwhich dates from the 13th century and has been designated byEnglish Heritageas a Grade IIlisted building.
The Liberty Trail runs past the southern edge of the woods. You can pick up this long distance trail to extend your walking in the area. Following it west will take you to Winsham and Forde Abbey with views of the River Axe on the way. It's only about a 2 mile walk to the abbey where you will find a historic Cistercian monastery with 30 acres of award winning gardens to explore.
Heading east along the Liberty Trail will take you to Misterton and Crewkerne.
Also nearby is Cricket St Thomas where there's peaceful lakes, secluded woodland and beautiful gardens.


TA18 8QH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Wayford Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wayford Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Somerset Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The lake in Wayford Wood - - 450686

The lake in Wayford Wood

Stone barn - Wayford (geograph 4154959)

Stone barn

Rhododendron in Wayford Wood - - 450693

Rhododendron in the wood

Spring in Wayford Wood - - 450690

Spring bluebells in the wood

Wayford Manor and Chapel (geograph 3332362)

Wayford Manor and Chapel. A grade I listed building in Wayford village just to the east of the wood.

The lake east side - Wayford Woods (geograph 4154934)

The lake east side. A dog thinks about a paddle.

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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