Friday, January 30, 2009

River Parrett Trail

River Parrett Trail
View toward Burrow Hill from the River Parrett Trail on a misty morning

View toward Burrow Hill from the River Parrett Trail on a misty morning

Length47 miles (76 km)
LocationDorset & Somerset
TrailheadsChedington/Bridgwater Bay

The River Parrett Trail is a long-distance footpath, following the route of the River Parrett in Somerset, England. The trail, which is 47 miles (76 km) long, runs from Chedington in Dorset to the mouth of the river in Bridgwater Bay.

It passes many landmarks and places of interest including; Burrow Hill Cider Farm, Muchelney Abbey, West Sedgemoor (a Site of Special Scientific Interest(SSSI), the Blake Museum, Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum, the site of the Battle of Sedgemoor and finally discharging into Bridgwater Bay (another SSSI).

The trail is managed by The Parrett Trail Partnership, a consortium of agencies including:[1] Arts Council England, South West, British Waterways, Cannington Agricultural College, Country Land and Business Association, Natural England, Environment Agency, National Farmers Union, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset County Council, Somerset Wildlife Trust, South Somerset District Council, South West Tourism, Take Art!, Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Dorset District Council.

[edit] References

  1. ^ "The Parrett Trail Partnership". The Parret Trail Partnership. Retrieved on 2008-08-29.

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