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Taunton Stop Line Walk

22 April, 2023 @ 10:30 - 14:00

Join SANHS in a visit to some of the remaining defences of Taunton Stop Line

After the German invasion of France in June 1940, the threat of a seaborne invasion of the United Kingdom was becoming a distinct possibility. The Taunton stop line would form a continuous line of anti-tank obstacles between Burnham on Sea on the northern coast and Seaton in the south.

Evidence of this stop line still exists in parts of the Somerset Landscape. On Saturday 22 nd April, there will be a Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society guided walk to investigate the remaining evidence of part of the Taunton stop line in the Donyatt area. If
you would like to join the walk, please ring the SANHS office (01823 272429) or email to book your place and find out further details. Non-members and Family members of SANHS are welcome. Donations to SANHS would be much appreciated.


22 April, 2023
10:30 - 14:00



Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.

1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed.  Comfortable footwear required.

2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.

3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.

4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.

Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.