Staple Hill Easy Access Viewpoint Trail
Easy access 1km circular
Level compacted surface, gentle gradients
This trail allows everyone, including those with limited mobility, to explore the beautiful countryside of the Blackdown Hills.
New viewpoints have opened up some spectacular views across the Vale of Taunton. On a clear day you can see all the way to Wales. The two viewpoints have picnic benches and seating. The trail has been designed and built to national ‘all ability’ access standards so it is easy for everyone to use. There are no steep gradients; the trail has a maximum gradient of 1:20 and is 2m wide with a compacted path surface. There are three wide kissing gates along the trail. The trail is suitable for all types of wheelchair and pushchairs.
Staple Hill (Map ref. 246 159). The trail starts from the Forestry Commission car park at Staple Hill, on the Blackdown Hills above Staple Fitzpaine. From Taunton, take the B3170 through Corfe then turn left at the crossroads at the top of the hill. Staple Hill car park is 1.5 miles on the left and is signed from the road. Please note that the entrance to Staple Hill car park has a height restriction barrier. If you wish to bring a vehicle over 2.1m high, contact the office (01823 680846).