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Horse riding

Where is a good place to park my horse box to ride on the hills?

There are various places which we would deem suitable for parking a horse box. 

Ramscombe - (GR ST 165 377) this is a Forestry Commission site and parking is Pay and Display.  The access is relatively flat and there is plenty of room to manoeuvre.  

From Taunton – travel out through Kingston St Mary and straight over the cross roads at the Pines Café following signs for Nether Stowey.  Stay on this road until you see signs for Over Stowey, turn left at the Marsh Mills crossroads where Ramscombe is then signposted.  Continue over the cattle grid and follow the lower track towards Ramscombe car park. 

 

From Bridgwater – travel through Spaxton, continue past Hawkridge Reservoir on your right.  At the T-junction just past the reservoir turn right and stay on this road until you see signs for Over Stowey, turn left at the Marsh Mills crossroads where Ramscombe is then signposted.  Continue over the cattle grid and follow the lower track towards Ramscombe car park.

Woodlands Hills Layby -  (GR ST 157408) suitable for larger vehicles this is directly beside the A39 between Nether Stowey and Holford.  

Triscombe Stone (GR ST 163359 ) or Cockercombe (GR ST 185365) - the parking around Cockercombe Forestry Commission office is flat and easy to access, the drive from here up to Triscombe stone is quite steep and narrow.  Although passable we would only recommend this with a smaller vehicle.     

From Taunton – travel out through Kingston St Mary and straight over the cross roads at the Pines Café following signs for Nether Stowey.  Continue on this road past Hawkridge Reservoir, around some sharp bends, through the small settlement of Plainsfield.  Once on the straight take a left turn off the road signposted to Triscombe Stone.  Follow this lane, over the cattle grid and the Cockercombe Forestry Office is on the left.   Continue past this and bear right, travel up the hill about 1 mile until you come to a sharp left hand bend follow the road around and continue till you come to Triscombe Stone parking area.    

 

From Bridgwater – travel through Spaxton, continue past Hawkridge Reservoir on your right.  At the T-junction just past the reservoir turn right.   Continue around some sharp bends, through the small settlement of Plainsfield.  Once on the straight take a left turn off the road signposted to Triscombe Stone.  Follow this lane, over the cattle grid and the Cockercombe Forestry Office is on the left.  Continue past this and bear right, travel up the hill about 1 mile until you come to a sharp left hand bend follow the road around and continue till you come to Triscombe Stone parking area.    

Illustration of a person riding a horse.
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