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.
Depending on walk location, we normally include one or other of the Taunton meet points, plus the Ilminster one. 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)
Where – In Blackbrook Park Avenue on the road outside the Harvester pub.
This is just off Junction 25 roundabout and is part of Blackbrook Business park. The pub is on the right just along from the Murco garage. There is also usually more parking to the right of the garage near the Holiday Inn.
Nearest post code – TA1 2PF
OS Grid reference – ST 252 247 Link to Blackbrook meet point - Zoom out one level to get the 1:25,000 map (and further to get larger scale 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 Location on map
Horton Cross meet point
Where – In the car park outside the Travel Lodge / Little Chef at the A303 / A358 Junction.
This is just off the roundabout, entrance by the Shell garage. Park near the entrance outside the Travel Lodge.
Nearest post code – TA19 9PT – about half mile too far up Chard road!
OS Grid reference – ST 341 153 Link to Ilminster meet point Zoom out one level to get the 1:25,000 map (and further to get larger scale map)
We suggest a voluntary contribution is made to the driver of 30p per mile divided by the number of people in the car. For example 3 in the car (including the driver; i.e. driver plus 2 passengers), 30 mile round trip equals £9.00 divided by 3. Both of the passengers contribute £3.00 to the driver. Remember this is a voluntary contribution not a fare - most private car insurance doesn't cover carry fare-paying passengers.