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Ilminster Walks

exploring Ilminster's fascinating history
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (3.6 miles)Walk 2 (2.9 miles)
 Donyatt Halt & Herne Hill Dillington House

Ilminster (a minster near the river Isle) is a delightful historic market town with many a shop retaining its unique individuality.

parkingPay & Display Wharf Lane, Orchard Vale
parkingSATNAV Postcode:TA19 0EU

Walk 1 Donyatt Halt & Herne Hill (3.6 miles)

Spectacular Views


This very pleasant walk takes you to the top of Herne Hill offering spectacular views.

From the town centre it takes you through the old town, past the church of St Mary and the impressive Warehouse Theatre. It joins a path which follows part of the Taunton to Chard rail line .

Girl waiting

At Donyatt Halt a girl is still waiting for a train!

From here you can divert to the village of Dontyatt and the George Inn.

From the bridge across the railway line it climbs steadily to the top of Herne Hill. This part can be muddy after heavy rain.

The descent in places is quite steep

Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Ilminster :
Delightful family walks along a canal and river to Muchelney Abbey
Enjoy easy dog walks through a historic & varied landscape.

Walk 2 Ilminster to Dillington House (2.9 miles)


A delightful and fairly easy walk to Dillington House, an impressive mansion (not open to the public).

Dillington House
Dillington House"

The walk explores the unique character of Ilminster and reaches Dillington Park via Old Road , a track possibly dating back to Roman times.

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There is one steady climb.

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ilminster to chard walk

Walk 2 Ilminster to Dillington House