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Walking Holiday on Somerset's
River Parrett Trail
from source to mouth (or vice versa)
crossing the Somerset Levels

Walking holiday on the River Parrett Trail
Parrett Trail self-guided walking holiday Somerset

This is a great introduction to the joys of a self-guided West Country walking holiday as it combines a pleasant stroll with experiencing the unspoilt areas of Somerset.

The River Parrett Trail passes through one of Britain's most ecologically sensitive and fragile areas, the Somerset Levels. The needs of agriculture and wildlife are carefully balanced to sustain some of England's richest pasture land. The area is known for its willow growing. Look out for the sculptures along the route.

Suggested Tour Duration:
5 nights, 4 days walking
Total Distance:
50 miles
Min/max daily distance:
9/16 miles
Average Daily distance:
12.5 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

Iron Age Fort
Mills, locks
wildlife
Chedington on self-guided walking holiday on River Parrett Trail in Somerset
Day 1: Arrive at Chedington
To start your Somerset walking holiday you make your own way to Chedington. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided West Country walking holiday.
Bridge over the River Parrett on self-guided walking holiday on River Parrett Trail in Somerset Day 2: Chedington to Over Stratton.    9 miles     easy
Leaving the village of Chedington and the source of the River Parrett, the trail passes through the villages of South and North Perrott. The next village Merriott has some fine 17th and 18th century hamstone houses, and this area if famous for its flax growing, which has blue flowers in the spring.
Day 3: Over Stratton to Langport.   15 miles   moderate
Today you walk to Ham Hill, a country park with great views. The River Parrett Trail connects here with The Leyland Trail.
Ham Hill Country Park on self-guided walking holiday on River Parrett Trail in Somerset
Westonzoyland pumping station on self-guided walking holiday on River Parrett Trail in Somerset Day 4: Langport to Bridgwater.    16 miles     easy
Langport can trace its history back to Roman times. Here the trail intersects with the Macmillan Way West. Plenty of bird life can be seen on the flat and level land where Oath Lock was built to hold back the spring tides. Before reaching Bridgwater the trail passes King Alfred's Monument and Westonzoyland pumping station, now a steam museum.
Stert bird hide on self-guided walking holiday on River Parrett Trail in Somerset
Day 5: Bridgwater to Steart.    10 miles    easy
Bridgwater grew from the river and canal trade and from the brick industry. The river widens now and is a haven for wading birds. Bring your binoculars and stop off at the unique bird hide tower at Combwich. Soon the trail reaches the mouth of the river and the Bristol Channel and the end of this self-guided walking holiday in Somerset.
Day 6: Depart after breakfast
We can transfer you to your car or station.
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.
Short walking breaks are also available, with 2 or 3 days walking. Just select the part of the path you want to walk.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.

Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on the River Parrett Trail

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries

River Parrett Trail 6 day itinerary:
4 day walking and 5 nights accommodation
£390pp
dbl/twin
£510pp
single occ
£560pp
solo traveller
Book River Parrett Trail walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change

 

Other walks
in Somerset include:

SWCP

Coleridge
Way


Macmillan Way West

River Parrett Trail

Leland Trail

Optional Extras for your
UK Walking Holiday
on the River Parrett Trail

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
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How to get there
By Plane to Bristol or Heathrow where we can arrange transfer to Chedington
By Car to Chedington where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Crewkerne or Bridgwater where we can arrange transfer to Chedington
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