Although it is lovely to drive out to the countryside and walk, there is something very satisfying about starting a walk from home without having to use the car. Today, I walked part of the West Deane Way walk 3 in the clockwise direction from Nynehead to Tonedale. I joined the trail at Wharf Cottage and extended the walk by returning in a circuit by roughly following the B3187.
West Deane Way Walk 3: Clockwise
Terrain: Muddy lanes, fairly flat. If you extend the walk into a circuit, it is even pavements but the second leg is mostly uphill.
Distance: 2 miles for Walk 3 (5.9km for my circular walk)
Time taken: 1 hour 20 minutes
Opposite Wharf Cottage are some interesting remains of Nynehead Lift which was part of the Grand Western Canal.
This is the view from the top of Nynehead Lift towards Nynehead Court. The walk continues into Long Copse.
The Highlights: It was lovely to see so many snowdrops along the hedgerows but there were none along the wooded lanes - maybe in a few weeks time.
The Lowlights: Unfortunately the walk ends at the sewage treatment plant at Tonedale, however if you are following the proper walk, you may wish to do an about turn before you go too near!!
Love Mrs Jones x
Note: This walk is part of the West Deane way which is a 50 mile circular route through Taunton Deane. For more information and links to all the maps, see here.