Chard and its surrounding area provides the perfect opportunity for walking and there are a selection of local footpaths and trails that provide walks for different abilities.
A series of 20 walking and cycling maps can be downloaded here to help residents and visitors explore Chard and the surrounding area.
The main cycle route through Chard is National Cycle Route 33 (NCN33) which links Chard with Ilminster and Bridgwater in one direction and Seaton in the other. This route can be accessed from Great Western Road. Most of the surrounding roads around the development have a light flow of traffic and pass through residential areas without any steep gradients so cycling opportunities can be exploited.
Cycle Hire shops in the vicinity include:
Wheels in Motion (Chard)
86 Holyrood Street
Somerset Bike Hire (Taunton)
Unit 14B Creech Mill Industrial Estate
Creech St Micahel
Many work places now offer bike to work scheme incentives for cycling to work.
For further information about walking and cycling in the area contact the Chard Tourist information on telephone: 01460 260051 or address: The Guidhall, Fore Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1PP.