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How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
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Opening hours

Woodlands within the Blackdown Hills offer 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us

There are three car parks within the Blackdown Hills: 

Staple Hill Sat Nav Postcode: TA20 3RA

Castle Neroche Sat Nav Postcode: TA20 3LB 

Wych Lodge Sat Nav Postcode: TA3 5BN

By Car

Staple Hill: From Taunton take the B3170 through Corfe. Continue to the top of the hill, then turn left at the crossroads. The car park is signposted.

Castle Neroche: From the A30 (travelling from Illminster to Honiton Road) turn right at The Eagle Tavern pub. Turn right again after approx. 1.5miles at the Castle Neroche signage.

Wych Lodge: From Taunton take the B3170 towards Corfe. Turn left on to Staple Hill towards Shoreditch, Winter Well and Badger Street. After approx 2.5 miles you will see the signpost on your right hand side.

By Public Transport

Staple Hill and Wych Lodge: Nearest bus route is service 99 from Taunton – Chard. Please see bus times here.  

OS Grid Ref

50.937965986152, -3.0735486745834

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at woodlands within the Blackdown Hills. 


Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Breathtaking views, ancient monuments and unique wildlife, a day out at the Blackdown Hills is not to be missed!

Characterised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Blackdown Hills is a stunning collection of forests located across the Somerset-Devon border.

Boasting an all ability trail, stunning panoramic views, miles of forested walkways, vibrant wildlife and historic landscapes, the Blackdown Hills have lots to offer for those seeking adventure and solitude alike. 

Proudly working in partnership with Neroche WoodlandersOtterhead Forest School and AONB

Forest school Neroche woodlands, AONB logo lock up, Blackdown Hills

At a glance

  • Easy access walking trail
  • Stunning viewpoints
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