Muchelney Route

All Walks start and end at the Whatley Car Park

In wet weather the paths and tracks can be very muddy and , except in prolonged dry weather, you will need hiking boots or wellies. In very wet weather there will probably be flooding.

Note: Be careful if there are cattle with calves in fields that you cross. Keep dogs well under control and please leave gates as you found them.

There are several very pleasant pubs, restaurants and cafes in Langport town centre if you feel like some refreshments after your walk. 

Mulchelney Route

5.7 to 7kms / 3.55 to 4.3 Miles

Follow the Parrett Drove walk until the bike gates (1.6kms). 

Turn left through the gates and go on to the cycle path (the old Taunton/Yeovil railway line). This is an elevated, enclosed and straight walk (1.5kms)

There are trees, dog roses, brambles and sloes on both sides at the right time of year, but there are good gaps with views.

This section has a good walking surface, at the end, go through gates which lead to the road.

Go downthe road and turn left (300m).

Before the river go over the stile on the left and back along the Parrett Trail, with the river on your right to Huish Bridge (1.6kms)

From the retrace your steps on the route back to the car park.

Mulchelney Abbey Side Walk

To visit the Abbey (10th Century Benedictine) go straight on over the bridge and follow the road round past St Peter and Paul Church (Saxon 0rigins but largely dates from the 15th c.) to the Abbey entrance (700m).

Return via the bridge. (leaflets about the Abbey ruins and the Priests House are available from the local information office).