3-2-1 Running Routes in South Somerset

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3-2-1 is Run England's project which aims to provide a range of marked out running or jogging routes across the country that anyone can have a go at. It's a way of providing a meaningful challenge to help you to get running when it best suits you.

Running Routes in South Somerset

Route Name: Yeovil Country Park - Ninesprings 3-2-1 (click on map to enlarge)

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Trail: Walk/Jog/Run
Grade: 3 trainers
Distance: 3km (1.86 miles)

Time: Please note timings are a rough guide
Walking: 1hr 10m
Jogging: 45m
Running: 35m

Terrain: Loose gravel tracks and tarmacked pavements. There are steps on the route.

How to get there: Ninesprings is located on the southern edge of Yeovil and has brown tourism signs directing you.  Follow Country Park symbols or Ninesprings.

Amenities: Free parking, maps, signs.

Contact us:
Telephone: 01935 462462
Email: active@southsomerset.gov.uk

Accessibility: Due to steps on the route, it would be unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Route overview:
Ninesprings is a picturesque, traffic free and easily accessible part of Yeovil Country Park situated close to Yeovil town centre. The network of paths and tracks with some steady hill climbs provides improving runners with the perfect place to improve their fitness. The Country Park is popular with walkers, runners and cyclists and is a great place to get active.

Ninesprings 321 is a 3km circular route, based on loose gravel tracks and some tarmacked pavements. The route includes some steps and would be unsuitable for wheelchair users or those with push chairs. The route is undulating with a few steady climbs to raise your heart rate, there are several benches along the route should you need a resting point! The route is well signed using Run England 321 way markers on oak posts and gates, with country park rangers on hand should you require any assistance.

The uneven surfaces, steps and hill climbs on some parts of the routes means that this route is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with pushchairs


Route Name: Lyde Road 3-2-1 (click on map to enlarge)

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Trail: Walk/Jog/Run
Grade: 2 trainers
Distance: 3km (1.86 miles)

Time: Please note timings are a rough guide
Walking: 1hr
Jogging: 45m
Running: 35m

Terrain: Loose gravel tracks and grass paths.

How to get there: Lyde Road 3-2-1 route is located on the south eastern edge of Yeovil with the entrance just south of the roundabout at Birchfield Park. 

Amenities: Free Parking, signs.

Contact us:
Telephone: 01935 462462
Email: active@southsomerset.gov.uk

Accessibility: The grassed paths can become muddy during bad weather, making the route unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Route overview:
A picturesque, traffic free and easily accessible part of Yeovil Country Park situated on the edge of Yeovil in beautiful South Somerset Countryside. The network of paths running alongside the river provides runners with a gentle predominantly flat running route. The Country Park is popular with walkers, runners and cyclists and is a great place to get active.

Lyde Road 321 is a 3km circular route, based on loose gravel tracks and grassed paths. Due to the grassed paths the route would be unsuitable for wheelchair users or those with push chairs during the winter months as these can become a little muddy. The route is well signed using Run England 321 way markers on oak posts and gates, with country park rangers on hand should you require any assistance.


Route Name: Birchfield Park 3-2-1 (click on map to enlarge)

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Trail: Walk/Jog/Run
Grade: 1 trainer
Distance: 2km (1.24 miles)

Time: Please note timings are a rough guide
Walking: 30m
Jogging: 20m
Running: 15m

Terrain: Tarmacked pavements with gentle inclines.

How to get there: Birchfield Park is located on the Eastern edge of the Yeovil. There are entrances on Lyde Road and Birchfield Road, with the start of the 3-2-1 route at the Birchfield Road entrance.

Amenities: Free parking nearby, maps, signage.

Contact us:
Telephone: 01935 462462
Email: active@southsomerset.gov.uk

Accessibility: Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Route overview:
Birchfield 321 is a 2km circular route, set in Birchfield Park using wide tarmacked paths which makes the route ideal for wheelchair users or those with push chairs. 

Birchfield Park is a large green space with equipment for various activities. It boasts Yeovil's new Activity Hub, leading the way in free outdoor 'trim trail' style exercise equipment. There are several well-lit footpaths with multiple linking paths along the 2km route which includes both a gentle incline and decline before the 1km mark. This is an ideal location for those who are new to running or who plan to take along a buggy with them.

The route passes the new Activity Hub on 3 occasions, this provides users with several opportunities to access the exercise equipment  to complete some strength and conditioning exercises whilst completing the 2km route. The route is well signed using Run England 321 way markers on oak posts and lamp posts. It is only a short way from Lyde Road 3-2-1 allowing users to link both routes together to form a 5km route.