Canoeing and Kayaking on : Bridgwater and Taunton Canal

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Taunton, Taunton, Somerset, UK

Easy put-in just next to a road bridge so you can park at the top of the slope - metres away!

I estimate the canal is 7-8 metres wide and if you head towards to Bridgwater you'll find the going more interesting - swingbridge, swans, ducks etc.

Note: I paddle a 14.5 foot Dagger Stratos or 14 foot Perception Carolina.

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Monkton Heathfield, Somerset, UK

Nice easy launching and landing spot on the canal. About an hour's paddle will take you to the River Tone going West, or go the other way as far as Bridgwater, which is 12 miles

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The Sun,the centre of the Bridgwater and Taunton canal planet walk. (which can also be paddled)

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At this location there is the canal side centre with information about the history of the canal as well as local wildlife and other information.

Diverse Coaching, a local company also provide canoe trips from this location.

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Parking is available at the Canal Centre Car park

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One of four locks to go through on the whole length of the Taunton to Bridgwater Canal. Two of the other are Lower & Upper Maunsell Locks, which are marked to the East of this lock.

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Boat & Anchor Inn off Junction 24 of M5. First exit of roundabout if Southbound, third if Northbound, then follow the narrow road to, and over the canal.

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There is a free canal side car park at this venue(this can fill up quickly)or the main pub car park which as long as you buy a drink the landlord has not had a problem with

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Easy access to the Taunton to Bridgwater Canal by swing bridge. Parking over the canal, with Boat & Anchor pub across the canal also. Off Junction 24 of M5, first exit from roundabout if Southbound, third if Northbound, then follow the narrow road to the canal.

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Bridgwater, Somerset, UK

There is a slipway down to the water here with parking by the Boat and Anchor Inn opposite who have always been more than happy for you to park there as long as you buy a drink!