Take a wild walk

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Take a Wild Walk

WildNet - Matthew Roberts

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Taunton

Rivers and Canals

River and Canal: This walk takes in a beautiful stretch of the River Tone, and a quiet tract of the Bridgwater and Taunton canal. 

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A criss cross of bridges

A Criss-Cross of Bridges: Take in a lively stretch of the River Tone, a new wildlife mural, and the Mill Stream running through Goodland Gardens in Taunton. 

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Blackbrook meander

Blackbrook Meander: A gentle meander alongside Blackbrook and around the pleasant Hamilton Gault Park in Taunton.

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Elsewhere in the county

Babcary

Babcary Meadows: A walk through this stunning species-rich hay meadow near Somerton. To see the reserve at its best, visit between April and mid-July before the annual hay cut. 

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Bishopswood and Jan Hobbs

Bishopswood Meadows and Jan Hobbs: A walk through species-rich limestone and marshy meadows beside the River Yarty on the Blackdown Hills.

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Dundon Beacon

Dundon Beacon: A walk through a mosaic of grassland, scrub and woodland on Dundon Hill, between Street and Somerton. The top of Dundon Hill features an Iron Age hillfort.  

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Edford Wood, Edford Meadows and Harridge Wood

Edford Wood, Edford Meadows and Harridge Wood: Explore varied landscapes on this walk in the East Mendips.

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Harridge Woods

Harridge Woods: A walk through Harridge Woods which explores this semi-natural ancient woodland in East Mendip. 

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Middledown and Bubwith Acres

Middledown and Bubwith Acres: Explore Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Middledown and Bubwith Acres Nature Reserves and the surrounding landscape of the Mendip Hills AONB.

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Quants and Ruggin

Quants: Explore a mosaic of relic heathy grassland and ancient and secondary woodland on steep north-facing slope of Blackdown Hills AONB.

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Ubley Warren

Ubley Warren: Explore our Ubley Warren Nature Reserve and the surrounding landscape of Mendip Hills AONB.

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Ubley Warren and Velvet Bottom

Ubley Warren and Velvet Bottom: Explore Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Ubley Warren and Velvet Bottom Nature Reserves and the surrounding landscape of Mendip Hills AONB.

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Westhay Moor

Westhay Moor: Explore our Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve on the Avalon Marshes. This wetland reserve has plenty to discover year-round. 

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White Field

White Field: Visit this traditional wildflower meadow near Glastonbury and Street between April and mid-July to this reserve at its best before the annual hay cut.

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Geocaching

Geocaching- Katrina Martin 

More to do on our reserves

Geocaching

Geocaching is  an outdoor treasure-hunting activity, enjoyed by both adults and children. Geocachers use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called geocaches or caches. There are millions of geocaches in around 200 countries worldwide, waiting to be discovered. In fact, there are probably some nearby to where you are right now! Geocaching is a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the landscapes around you, whether rural or urban

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