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The River Parrett Trail in Somerset
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The River Parrett Trail in Somerset

Yeovil Heritage & Visitor Information Centre
Hendford
Yeovil
Tel: (01935) 845 946
Fax: (01935) 845 940
Contact via email

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The River Parrett Trail in Somerset

Accommodation nearby

Southfork Caravan Park
Small rural site. Ideally located for getting out and about.

Highlands End Holiday Park
Select family park on the West Dorset Heritage Coast

Freshwater Beach Holiday Park
Freshwater Park has its own private beach and features family entertainment


A 50-mile journey - following a river from source to mouth.

  • Get away from the crowds in undiscovered Somerset
  • Wide choice of great local food, drink and accommodation
  • Easy interesting walk taking in loads of attractions en route

This 50 mile footpath follows the River Parrett from its source in the Dorset hills through tranquil Somerset countryside to its mouth in the Bristol Channel. It is an easy walk as it’s primarily flat with just a few climbs to take in the spectacular views. It should be enjoyed slowly over several days allowing time to stop and visit attractions such as Ham Hill the largest Iron Age hill fort in Britain or Westonzoyland, home of the last battle fought on British soil.

Time is also needed to appreciate the award winning tea rooms and friendly, country pubs along the route where you can relax in front of an open fire and enjoy top quality, local food and drink. There are plenty of places to stay; from well equipped campsites, cosy farmhouses to comfortable self catering cottages all of which are featured in the colourful, informative trail guide.


“I’m still feasting on the experience and feel we both learnt a lot about ourselves as well as the countryside”

Awards

English Tourist Board’s England for Excellence Awards. Winner of Walking Holidays category 1998.

Other pricing information

River Parrett Trail guides ensure you get the most from the walk. The beautifully illustrated guide contains pull-out maps and route instructions, information on towns, villages, arts and heritage features as well as details of accommodation, food and drink and attractions. To purchase a copy of the guide (£6.95 including post and packing in the UK) call the Yeovil Heritage and Visitor Information Centre on 01935 845946 or email yeoviltic@southsomerset.gov.uk or visit them at Henford, Yeovil.

Contact Details
The River Parrett Trail in Somerset
Yeovil Heritage and Visitor Centre
Hendford
BA20 1UN
Tel: 01935 845946
Fax: 01935 845940
Email: yeoviltic@southsomerset.gov.uk