Leg 1

Steart to Dunball Wharf

(West Bank N of Chilton Trinity)

9.1 miles

Register from: 9:05 

Start: 9:35  Cut off time: 11:20 (1:45 hours)



The rest of this page will be left unchanged for reference but the 

new guide is the definitive race route.

Runners gathering before the start of the race at leg 1.

A detailed description and Maps of the trail are available via links on the ‘Event Rules’ page.

Unfortunately in the River Parrett Trail Guide it is described in the opposite direction. But may be of use.

Directions to Start

From M5 junction 24 head into Bridgwater on the A38. At traffic lights turn left onto A39 towards Minehead. Follow A39 to Cannington. Turn right into Cannington and then look for turning to Hinkley and Combwich on right. Follow this road, ignore turn to Combwich and take next right at top of hill to Otterhampton and Steart. Take next right and follow this minor road ignoring sandy parking area on right hand bend. Continue to Steart. Parking and Start is in English Nature car park on left.


This leg follows the new official route all the way. The official start of the trail is the large bird hide in the nature reserve. Our start point will be from the car park and then head out to the coast and follow path into the nature reserve via a gate / stile. Immediately turn right heading for a gate on your right. From now on you can follow the trail signs.

  • Once out on to the tarmac road ensure you take a left onto permissive path, which leads you towards your first glimpse of the tidal Parrett (2 miles).
  • Follow riverbank to Combwich, be careful to take the left turn just after the T junction, then through metal barriers and up private drive, then follow riverbank until 6 miles
  • Then once back on riverbank follow this signed path to Finish (Opposite Dunball Wharf)

Part of the track which leads to the river bank is closed due to contruction work and there is a footpath diversion in place (Red line).  The diverted path still takes you to the river bank where you can then continue Leg 1 as normal, but it is slightly further (only about a quarter of a mile at most).  For your own safety you must follow the diverted path.  DO NOT enter the construction site.

Support and Spectating

At start it is possible to see runners again at 1.5 miles, Its possible to park up at Combwich and then again at finish.
This is Private land and we only have permission to
Park on the Day.

Please respect this landowners wishes as we will want to use the field again next year!




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