Chard to Ilminster via Old Taunton to Chard Line

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Chard to Ilminster via Old Taunton to Chard Line is a 8.0 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Chard, Somerset, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 8.0 km Elevation Gain: 165 m Route Type: Point to Point


nature trips

trail running


partially paved


wild flowers

12 days ago

This walk from Chard to Ilminster is a nice reasonably short walk which can also be cycled. It has various gradients but nothing steep. It takes in some lovely scenes of the Somerset countryside. It follows the old Taunton to Chard railway line, however no tracks remain. There are several World war 2 relics left in place for example poll boxes and tank traps as well as a machine gun nest by the bridge on the Knoll st Giles road. Approximately two thirds into the walk (coming from the chard end) is the hamlet of Donyatt with its old church and very nice pub The George which comes as quite a nice stop off before carrying on to Ilminster.

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