Updated: Jun 6
At over 630 miles long, with the steepest cliffs in England and longest coastal heathland, Exmoor boasts 50km of England's longest National Trail. Minehead to Combe Martin...
Keeping the coast in sight at all times makes this part of the SW coast path an amazing experience. Follow in the footsteps of poets, spot rare butterflies, iron age hill forts, chocolate box cottages, shingle ridges, world war pillboxes, ships and marine animals!
"There is no such thing as bad weather, it's just unsuitable clothing" - Alfred Wainwright
Minehead to Porlock Weir (via Bossington Hill) - 12.5 miles or 20km - moderate
On your OS map follow the National Trail green path ----<>-----<>-----<>-----<>-----<>----
Take North Hill woods steep up- walk along North Hill ridge - Selworthy Beacon - Bossington Hill - Hurlstone Point - Bossington - Porlock shingle beach or marsh - Porlock weir
What will I see
Wooded combes, trickling streams, stunning views of the Bristol channel and South Wales, tropical-scented gorse, views of porlock beach, marsh and Dunkery Beacon. Wildlife: Exmoor ponies, deer, stonechats, buzzards, slow worms, butterflies and bumblebees!
Where to stop for a spot of lunch
Anywhere with a view! Lady Aclands resting hut is located in a sheltered combe. A wooden hut with long benches inside and out. Perfect from the wind and rain.
grid reference: SS 922 473
You might just spot deer here! ^. .^
More information : https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/136/