Activities in Taunton

Plan your stay!



A stay at Chilcott's Barn is the ideal place to start exploring! Imagine waking up in the morning to this stunning view from the barn!

There is so much to do whether your interests lie in history, the great outdoors, exploring or eating and drinking – or whether you simply want a relaxing time – then Taunton Deane has plenty to offer.

Because the area offers a unique blend of attractive towns and beautiful, accessible countryside there’s always a huge variety of leisure activities on offer close by.

If you’re keen on walking then we have something to cater for all tastes, from the gentle Taunton Heritage Trail or one of our 21 well-planned circular walks, which come with varying degrees of difficulty (though most are easy).

Perhaps you’d fancy an amble along the towpath of the Bridgwater and Taunton canal which will lead you to some really unspoilt locations and delight you with the range of wildlife on view.

On the other hand if you prefer something more strenuous you could tackle the challenging slopes of the Quantocks and be rewarded with some of the finest walking in southern England when you reach the top of the 12-mile ridge.

All our waymarked walks across the Deane are available to download and print off.

This is ideal countryside, too, for horse-riding and cycling – and there are also fantastic walks to be enjoyed using stations on the West Somerset Railway or stops on the many local bus routes as your starting point.

Check out Chilcott's Barn availabiilty today!