Fyne Court red trail

Walking trail

Nestled in the Quantock Hills is Fyne Court’s lost garden. Take in the fascinating wildlife and glimpse the historic landscape as you follow the red trail around the heart of Fyne Court Estate.

Grade of walk: Trainer (all rounder); Type of walk: 'Hidden Places', 'Flora & Fauna'.

The house at Fyne Court in Somerset before the fire of 1894


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Fyne Court courtyard, grid ref: ST223320


Cross the cobbled courtyard and climb the steps at the far end of the lawn.

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Follow the path across the lawn and cross over the driveway.

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Continue along the path to the boathouse and cross the stream. Look out for a folly to your right along the way.

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Follow the path through the woodland, which is dominated by beech. In the spring this area is carpeted with bluebells.


After the bridge, the path splits in two, take the right-hand path. As you walk along you'll notice small quarries, these provided building stone for the original house.


Continue along the path, turning right at the junction at the top of the hill. At the bottom of a flight of steps turn right.


On your left is the walled garden, with a small pond on your right. The garden would have been used to supply fruit and vegetables to the house and would have incorporated a large greenhouse.


Continue past the larger pond on your left and then take the steps down.


At the bottom of the steps turn right. This path will take you back to the courtyard.

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Fyne Court courtyard, grid ref: ST223320

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Fyne Court red trail


This is a circular walk that follows a simple set of red waymarkers around the heart of the Fyne Court estate. The terrain is varied. There are some steps and the ground can get muddy, especially after wet weather.

Dogs are welcome but keep a close eye on them, or keep them on a lead.

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Fyne Court red trail

How to get here

Fyne Court, Broomfield, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2EQ
By train

Taunton, 5 miles (8km); Bridgwater, 7 miles (11.2km).

By road

Exit M5 at junction 24, follow A38 towards Taunton then take a right towards Broomfield. Fyne Court is very near the church, 5 miles (8km) north of Taunton, near Kingston St Mary.

By bus

Services 23/23A/23B, Taunton - Bridgwater bus station, alight Kingston St. Mary. From here it is a 3 mile (4.8km) walk up Lodes Lane (narrow lane next to bus stop).

By bicycle

National Cycle Network Regional Route 33 passes about 5 miles (8km)  from Fyne Court. From here, head towards Broomfield along quiet, but occasionally hilly roads.

Fyne Court red trail

Facilities and access

  • Car park, toilets, tea-room and picnic area at Fyne Court
  • Dogs welcome under close control