Car sharing meet points
These are our meet points for car sharing to walks. Car sharing reduces our CO2 footprint, saves money and is more social. Please do your best to car share.
Please also car share privately if you recognise someone else who has signed up to go straight to the walk start from your area.
Blackbrook meet point (for walks north, east, south and south west of Taunton)
NEW - NFU car park:
Where – From the M5 J25 roundabout turn off for Blackbrook Business Park, pass the petrol station and keep left. Turn left at the first roundabout. Keep right around the NFU building and turn right into its car park. We can park there on Saturdays and Sundays - if anyone asks explain that you are from Footloose303 and parking has been arranged with the NFU.
Nearest post code – TA1 2FU What3Words - curvy.polka.spiking
OS Grid reference – ST 2531 2464 Map street map
Or (not both!):
Silk Mills meet point (for walks west and north west of Taunton)
Where – Park and Ride, signposted off the A3065 (Silk Mills Road) between Bishop’s Hull and the railway flyover.
Please park in the lane on the left immediately before the P&R gates (the P&R itself is closed on a Sunday).
Nearest post code – TA1 5AA points just to the south of the P&R
OS Grid reference – ST 2068 2560 Map Location on map
Where – In the health centre car park off Canal Road in Ilminster. From the A303/A358 roundabout (Horton Cross) head into Ilminster and turn right at the first roundabout. Left at the next roundabout into Canal Way and continue until coming to another roundabout. Turn right here and park in the surgery car park.
Nearest post code – TA19 9FE. OS Grid reference – ST 354 143
Map link - http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map?X=335450&Y=114350&A=Y&Z=115
Where – In the main town car park. Drive past the row of shops and park near the river - the long stay area is clearly marked.
Nearest post code – Near TA10 9PG OS Grid reference – ST 419 266
Map link - streetmap
We suggest a voluntary contribution is made to the driver of 40p per mile divided by the number of people in the car. For example 4 in the car (including the driver; i.e. driver plus 3 passengers), 30 mile round trip equals 30 x 40p = £12.00. So each passenger pays £12/4 = £3 to the driver. Remember this is a voluntary contribution not a fare - most private car insurance doesn't cover carry fare-paying passengers.
Last edited: 12/04/2023