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

Opening hours

Wych Lodge is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us
Wych Lodge, Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset
Sat Nav Postcode: TA3 5BN
By Car

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

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

OS Grid Ref
ST 260 191

50.966406310629, -3.0539556085386

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Wych Lodge. Please park considerately.

Facilities and access

Forest tracks are mostly hard standing but some areas may not be suitable for wheelchair and pushchair users. For more advice, please contact us on Facebook.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Explore Wych Lodge - part of Blackdowns Hills

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.

There is also a hidden Iron Age hillfort within the boundary of the forest. Please note: the lake is managed and operated by Taunton Angling Association and swimming is not permitted. 

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

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Picnics
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs welcome
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