12.3 miles
Distance
961 ft
Climb
-979 ft
Descent
992 ft
High Point

This is a shared cycle and walking bridleway which forms a loop around Staple Fitzpaine in the beautiful Blackdown Hills AONB.
The route primarily follows a series of off road tracks through wooded areas including Staple Park Wood, Piddle Wood and Birkenhall wood. For cyclists, a mountain bike is advised as several of the off road sections are quite challenging. A good start point for the route is the car park at the ancient earthworks of Castle Neroche.

Detailed Description
Staple Fitzpaine Herepath is a 12 mile popular intermediate route located near Taunton. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route climbs 961 ft with a max elevation of 992 ft then descends -979 ft.
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3 Reviews & Comments

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peteh19 (Jun 13, 2020 at 9:46)
Rode this loop this afternoon with my other half and was great ???? one small diversion as it looks as though the farmer/land owner has bolted a gate and closed off a section of the bridleway through his farm. No matter as we just picked the trail up again further down the road. Definitely going back for more ????
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billhusband (May 5, 2019 at 3:22)
Really nice route going through the Blackdowns and down to Wych lodge. It can be joined at any point, it's a great cross country ride. Be aware the part around Bickenhall woods is shut meaning the road must be used instead.
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Djaemck (Aug 13, 2018 at 4:52)
I try to ride this a couple of times a week, starting at the bottom (Orchard Portman). It’s a great ride.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Staple Fitzpaine Herepath mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    194 ft
  • Altitude start
    786 ft
  • Altitude end
    768 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -14.9%
  • Grade min
    12.1%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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