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Willow Cathedral, Taunton, Somerset

March 2021


WOOF Taunton - Local walks in Taunton and the surrounding area

We are blessed with truly amazing countryside in Somerset. WOOF Taunton would like to share some favourite walks for you and your dogs to enjoy in and around the surrounding area of Taunton.


Longrun Meadow, Taunton

Located between Silk Mills Road and Tesco, Tangier, Taunton

Open meadows and the amazing Willow Cathedral to sit and reflect in – see photo above.

www.longrunmeadow.co.uk


Bridgwater and Taunton Canal

Access at various points along the canal

The canal which links Taunton and Bridgwater is 14.5 miles long and has many peaceful walks along its banks.

Maunsel Lock is picturesque and has tearooms - http://maunsellock.co.uk/

Car parks at Bathpool, Creech St Michael and Maunsel Lock

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/canal-and-river-network/bridgwater-and-taunton-canal


Netherclay, Taunton

Bishops’s Hull, Taunton, TA1 5ED

Local nature reserve with lovely wooded areas and open fields.

http://www.mapmywalk.com/gb/taunton-eng/normal-netherclay-walk-route-1807011


Ash Common Local Nature Reserve

Ash Priors, Near Bishops Lydeard, TA4 3LZ

A peaceful area for a walk. There is a circular trail to follow around the reserve.

https://www.tauntondeane.gov.uk/biodiversity/ash-common-local-nature-reserve/


Kings Cliff Woods, North Petherton

Dancing Hill, Bridgwater TA6 6NG

Beautiful and peaceful woods.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/?woodId=12734&woodName=kings-cliff


Fyne Court, Broomfield

near Bridgwater, TA5 2EQ

Nature reserve in the Quantock Hills with different walking trails and beautiful countryside.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/27868/fyne-court/


Cothelstone Hill, Quantock Hills

Taunton, TA4 3DX

Lovely woods and walking trails with stunning 360 degree views. Visit when the bluebells are in bloom; stunning.

http://www.visit-exmoor.co.uk/point-of-interest/cothelstone


Thurlbear Woods

Thurlbear, Near West Hatch, TA3 5RS

Beautiful ancient woodland with open glades.

http://www.somersetwildlife.org/thurlbear_wood.html


Wellington Monument

Near Wellington, TA21 9PB

A memorial to the Duke of Wellington owned by the National Trust on the edge of the Blackdown Hills.

There is a walking trail to follow -

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wellington-monument/trails/monument-meander

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wellington-monument


Happy walking...

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January 2018

It's a Dog's Life

A Day in the Life of little OSSIE......

Hello. My name is Ossie – that’s me in the photo above. I live with my family and my two dog brothers – Bruce and Arnold. Whilst my family were away over Christmas and New Year, Lesley from WOOF Taunton came to stay with us. Although we missed our family, we had a great time with Lesley and she gave me lots of cuddles; well to be honest, she had little choice as I just launched myself onto her lap every time she sat down........

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I have my own ball to play with. Here I am looking very pleased with myself!


11.30am

After a short snooze, we are wide awake and ready to go out in the garden again. Lesley says we can have a “meditative” walk, ie no ball throwing. As you can imagine, spaniels aren’t known for their “meditative” qualities. I spend the time foraging around the moss under the trees – it’s surprising what you can find to eat!


My brothers, Bruce and Arnold, search for lost balls and sticks.


A group shot

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