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Walk the south west coast path

Updated: Jun 6, 2020

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...

Looking from Bossington Hill: Porlock shingle beach and marsh inland, Porlcok Weir top right

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! ^. .^

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