Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Staple Hill is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us
Staple Hill, , Nr Buckland St Mary, Somerset
Sat Nav Postcode: TA20 3RA
By Car

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.

From the A30 (travelling from Illminster to Honiton Road) turn right at The Eagle Tavern pub. After approx. 3 miles you will see the signpost for Staple Hill, car park on the right hand side.

By Public Transport

Nearest bus route is service 99 from Taunton – Chard. Please see the bus times for more information.   

OS Grid Ref
ST 246 160

50.938118974023, -3.0735264023737

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Staple Hill.

Additional information

2m height barrier.

Number of accessible parking spaces: 2

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area

Contact details

Explore Staple Hill - part of Blackdown Hills

Nestling in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Staple Hill is perfectly situated for far-reaching views to Exmoor National Park, the Quantock Hills, and even the south coast of Wales.

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

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs welcome
  • Picnic

Things to do

A 1km all ability trail begins at the Staple Hill car park and rewards you with breathtaking views, stretching as far as Exmoor, the Quantocks and even to the south coast of Wales. Enjoy a picnic or explore the wider landscape by following one of the many forest tracks extending from the loop trail.

This site also provides good access for the Herepath loop trail. Please note that the entrance to Staple Hill car park has a height restriction barrier of 2m.


Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest, just bring along good food and company!

Nearby forests

A view of the Tall Trees Trail

Take a step back in history to discover the intriguing remains of a prehistoric Iron Age hill fort, later a motte and bailey.

Meander along woodland tracks for a family adventure and explore the forest to find stunning views and landscapes. This is the perfect place to stop for a picnic among the veteran trees.

The car park has a height restriction barrier of 2m.

Wych Lodge river backed by trees

Wych Lodge boasts some of Somerset’s most stunning ancient oak trees, soothing lakeside views and an extensive network of woodland tracks for you to explore. Cyclists and horse riders are welcome to roam the forest roads and public rights of way.

Walking path in autumnal forest

Come and explore this local hidden gem that lies within the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), south west of Bridgwater. 

Bedgebury Forest - pines and trail

Trinity Hill sits within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and borders the county of Dorset and nearby town of Lyme Regis.

It offers beautiful woodland walks with a variety of forest tracks and pathways to explore as well as areas of open heathland dedicated to wildlife.

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