Local walks


There are a number of walks in and around the village of Cannington to enjoy.

These are being re-walked and new leaflets are being produced to reflect changes to the footpaths.

The first four walks have been researched by Peter Nurse and the leaflets designed by Shaun Ryall







Walk 1 – Around Cannington Hill

This walk is approximately 3¼ miles long. It is unsuitable for wheelchair users. This walk originally appeared in the spring 1997 edition of the Target. Since then there have been many changes, most notably the construction of the Cannington Western Bypass. Recently the footpath to the east of the was re-routed.

Walk 2 – Blackmore Lane

This walk is approximately 2.8 miles.  It is unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Walk 3 – Around Cannington

This walk is 1½  miles long.  it is suitable for prams, pushchairs and buggies since it is on hard surfaces and there are dropped kerbs at all the crossings.

Walk 4 – DEFRA walk to the Conservation Trail.

This walk is approximately 1.8 miles and should take about an hour. It is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Old Walk 4 – To the River Parret Trail

This walk is 3¼ miles long and should take about 2 hours. It is unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Walk 6 – To Perry Green

This walk is approximately 4 miles long and will take about 2 hours. It is unsuitable for wheelchair users.



All persons using these walks do so at their own risk and are advised that some areas may be muddy.  Please remember to close any gates encountered on the walk.  Dog owners are reminded that some walks cross farmer’s land.  There may be animals either on the land or in adjacent fields.  Please ensure that dogs are kept on a lead at all times. Also be aware that it is a fine-able offence not to clear up should your dog foul the area.