GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

West Deane Way

45 miles (72 km)

This wonderful circular walk takes you through the beautiful Somerset countryside including the Quantocks.
The path starts and ends in Taunton on the River Tone and heads north west towards West Bagborough. You continue through Lydeard St Lawrence and Wiveliscombe before a pleasant waterside stretch along the River Tone takes you back to Taunton via Bradford on Tone.
In Taunton the trail links with the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal which offers more great opportunities for waterside walking or cycling.

West Deane Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

West Deane Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Just north of Wellington you will pass the village of Langford Budville where you could enjoy a pit stop at the Martlett Inn. The lovely pub is something of a local gem with its 17th century flagstone floors and inglenook fireplace.Outside there's also a fine courtyard garden to relax in.
They serve an excellent Sunday roast and provide rooms and car parking. You can find them in Langford Budville at postcode TA21 0QZ.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Somerset Space Walk runs along the towpath of the Bridgwater canal. The route is lined with a number of interesting sculptures representing the planets of the Solar System. You can see the scale model of the sun at Maunsel Lock and the description panels next to the sculptures to find out more.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


West Deane Way approaching Tolland - - 1843456

West Deane Way approaching Tolland

Oak by the West Deane Way - - 1751938

Oak by the West Deane Way. The Way is following bridleway T 28/6 as it curves between fields south of Tolland.

Southern slopes of the Tone valley - - 1391280

Southern slopes of the Tone valley. From footpath WG 17/14, followed by the West Deane Way, as it runs along the line of the Grand Western Canal beside damp woodland bordering the River Tone.

Path by the River Tone - - 802921

Path by the River Tone Contrasting colours by the river. The well made-up path may turn away from the riverside at this point, heading into a housing estate at Frieze Hill, but the West Deane Way follows Taunton footpath 3/6 upstream along the edge of the rape field.

Roofscape, Kingston St Mary - - 1464744

Roofscape, Kingston St Mary

Cottages at Terhill - - 1141794

Cottages at Terhill

Wiveliscombe, West Deane Way - - 169578

Wiveliscombe. Looking south east along a bridleway also know as Jews Lane: it leads to Wiveliscombe

Sandy Lane, Langley - - 1517568

Sandy Lane, Langley

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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