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  • Yummy cakes available at the Maunsel Lock tea shop

  • Maunsel Lock, Bridgwater

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon taking a trip along the picturesque Bridgwater and Taunton canal.

The walking and cycle routes are even and well positioned so you can have an enjoyable time exploring the canal. You will be able to follow the Somerset Space Walk, and on your journey you will find a scale model of the sun at Maunsel Lock, with planets set along the towpath for six miles in both directions, demonstrating the scale of the solar system.

If you want to stop for a break then the Maunsel Lock Tea Shop is a great place for a cream tea, cold drinks, ice cream, sandwiches, light lunches and especially homemade cakes.

To really enjoy the Bridgwater and Taunton canal you can join the boat charters departing from the canal centre and experience passage through a working lock giving you the opportunity to enjoy the Somerset Countryside and its wildlife.

Key Information

A: Maunsel Lock Canal Centre & Tea Shop, Bankland, North Newton, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0DH
T: 01278 663 160
W: www.maunselock.co.uk
E: info@maunsellock.co.uk

Things You Can Do

Maunsel Lock has special events throughout the year so keep a look out on their website
Maunsel Lock has special events throughout the year so keep a look out on their website
Keep an eye out for all the wildlife... you may see swans,ducks, dragonflies, kingfishers and herons. In the summer the banks are alive with butterflies and crickets.
Keep an eye out for all the wildlife... you may see swans,ducks, dragonflies, kingfishers and herons. In the summer the banks are alive with butterflies and crickets.
The Canal at Maunsel lock is the perfct spot for a family bike ride and picnic.
The Canal at Maunsel lock is the perfct spot for a family bike ride and picnic.
Make a day of it and stop off for a spot of fishing along the canal
Make a day of it and stop off for a spot of fishing along the canal
Buy an ice cream from the Maunsel Lock Tea shop and enjoy it overlooking the canal
Buy an ice cream from the Maunsel Lock Tea shop and enjoy it overlooking the canal
The Somerset Space walk is a true scale model of our Solar System with the
The Somerset Space walk is a true scale model of our Solar System with the 'planets' strategically placed along the towpath. The relative sizes of the planets and the distances between them help identify with the vast empires of space.