River Tone Story Trail

Circular, family-fun story trail 1.5km riverside walk.

Technical sheet
No. 14014957
A Somerset walk posted on 27/08/21 by Somerset Wildlife Trust. Update : 27/08/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h30[?]
Distance Distance : 1.81km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 3m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 3m
Highest point Highest point : 19m
Lowest point Lowest point : 16m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Somerset
Starting point Starting point : N 51.017308° / W 3.103847°
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Description

(D/A) From Bridge Street, turn into the passage way between Debenhams and Retail Therapy Boutique. Walk through the large open area (The Shed cafe can be seen to your left). Follow the path alongside the River Tone.

Cross over the footbridge to arrive at Mill Leat.

From Mill Leat, there are two pathways which circle Goodland Gardens leading onto a single pathway. Follow this path where you will see the unusual brick tree on the right.

(1) Continue all the way until you reach a busy road (Castle Street). Carefully cross over the road to rejoin the Mill Stream path on the other side.

Follow the pathway with the Mill Stream on your left. The pathway will eventually veer off to the right and lead uphill to a busy road. Please use the pedestrian crossing to cross to the other side where you can rejoin the Mill Stream walk. Follow the path (with the Mill Stream on your left) until you reach French Weir.

(2) Cross the French Weir bridge where you will get the full view of the River Tone. At the end of the bridge, you may wish to explore Longrun Meadow and visit the Willow Cathedral.

Otherwise, continue past the children’s park. The River Tone is now on your right. Follow the path until you reach Clarence Street. Walk for a short distance before the path breaks off to the right to rejoin the River Tone pathway. (A small green area can be found on your left). Continue along the path under Tangier Bridge where you can find a mural depicting life on the River Tone.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 19m - Bridge Street
1 : km 0.4 - alt. 19m - Castle Street
2 : km 0.96 - alt. 17m - French Weir bridge
D/A : km 1.81 - alt. 19m - Bridge Street

Useful Information

More details : https://www.somersetwildlife.org/wildlif...

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