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Disc with curved line depicting riverRiver Parrett Trail

Dorset, Somerset

80 km / 50 miles
A route which follows the River Parrett from source to mouth winding through the Somerset Levels, moors, ecologically sensitive areas and some of England's richest pasture land where there is an abundance of history and wildlife.

The Visit South Somerset website includes a series of walking guides for download.

This path can be coupled with the waymarked Brit Valley Way (11 miles) from West Bay to Chedington to create a coast to coast walk.

Update 30th October 2022:
An unsafe footbridge on the west side of the River Parrett near the village of Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset has meant the closure of a section of the River Parrett Trail between that point (ST 4380 2093) and the road T-junction at Gawbridge Bow (ST 444 199). This took effect for an initial period of 21 days from 18th October 2022 but may remain in force for longer: closure later confirmed to be 6 months from 5th November 2022, dependent on repairs taking place.
A diversion for the River Parrett Trail has been proposed by Somerset CC which makes use of rights of way between Bower Hinton and Kingsbury Episcopi. However, since the closed footpath is part of both that Trail and the Macmillan Way, an alternative route might make use of the right of way on the east side of the River Parrett. This would take both LDPs past Kingsbury Episcopi to the (Sluice) footbridge at Thorney Silent Mill (ST 4287 2261), thereafter rejoining their original routes at ST 4270 2273. (Note that this route involves a 400m stretch of the unclassified road between Thorney Silent Mill and Thorney Bridge.)


Waymark: Disc with curved line depicting river
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Disc with curved line depicting river
Attributes: Paths marked on OS mapping
Start: ST491062 - Winyard's Gap, Chedington, Dorset View on StreetMap
Finish: ST281468 - Stert, Somerset View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Visit South Somerset - River Parrett Trail Walking Pages - River Parrett Trail Annierak - River Parrett Trail [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book Somerset's 50 mile Parrett Trail  (Dot Walford  - 2021 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 182, 193, 194
OS Landranger Active 182, 193, 194
OS Explorer 116, 117, 128, 129, 140, 153
OS Explorer Active 116, 117, 128, 129, 140, 153
Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag 16 Stripmap

Walking Support Providers:

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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)

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River Parrett Trail Tracklogs Route file
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Route Profile:

79.7 km (49.5 miles)
483 m (1,585 ft) ascent
185 m (607 ft)  maximum height

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