Rivers
Canoeing and Kayaking on : River Tone

Paddle Point
Taunton, Somerset, UK

Paddle Point
Taunton, Somerset, UK

Paddle Point
Taunton, Taunton, Somerset, UK

This is a slightly sandy slipway used rarely by anyone. Although you can only paddle into town and Firepool Lock, it is a nice wide and slow stretch. You can also portage from Firepool onto the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal (about 100m - so use a trolley).

NW (14.5" Dagger Stratos)

Paddle Point
Taunton, Somerset, UK

Website for Taunton Canoe Club : http://www.tauntoncanoeclub.org.uk/
Paddle Point
Taunton, Somerset, UK

Parking near by at Firepool Lock canal side car park.

Paddle Point
Taunton, Somerset, UK

Canal Side Car Park avilable next to the lock

Went here today (23/05/17) for a quick paddle through Taunton and the canal side car park was full, ok there's only half a dozen spaces. However the road down to the canal car park must have had fifty cars parked down both sides, so I believe it's used by commuters. But there is a pay and display car park slightly back up the road, unfortunately if you drive a suv or large vehicle, you have to take your kayak off of the roof before entering the car park as it has a height restriction bar. At the far side of the car park you will see a bridge, where the steps down to a launch is. Unfortunately there is locked gates between the car park and river which you have to lift the boat over. Taunton deane council doesn't make it easy.