Exmoor Coast Weekend Day 1 - Porlock Weir to Lynmouth

Walk Event icon - Jewel Created with Sketch.
Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 18
2022

10 people attending

10 places left

Your price
£12.50
Event difficulty background shape EventDifficulty
Easy Moderate Very Hard
It's a difficult walk. 13 miles, several steep hills


The first of two day walks around the beautiful Exmoor coast

This is a challenging but very rewarding 13 mile hike along a spectacular section of the South West Coast Path.

Starting in Somerset, the first part of the walk is mostly going through woodland before it opens up and we go through miles of spectacular flowering rhododendrons. We then cross into Devon and with Lynmouth in the distance the scenery opens up for beautiful views along the coast. On a clear day we'll have fab views over to Wales. There's some cool things to see along the way including the Fairytale Tunnels, Culbone Church (the smallest parish church in England) and Worthy Lane Toll Gate.

This is a difficult walk and although overall it's generally fairly flat and pleasant there's some knackering inclines and declines (some with steps). It's worth it though

This is a linear walk. We'll meet in Lynmouth at 10.15 to get the 10.40 Exmoor Coaster bus (Approx £4.50) towards Porlock. We'll then jump off and walk back to Lynmouth for a much needed pint / ice cream / fish & chips.

Dogs are welcome on the walk. More information about the route can be found here.

Fancy making a weekend of it?
This is day 1 of a weekend of walks in the Exmoor coast area. Day 2 is a circular Valley of Rocks & Watersmeet hike.

I'll be camping near by on Friday & Saturday night at the lovely National Trust Cloud Farm campsite. Welcome to join me there for beers around the campfire or stay elsewhere. Plenty of accommodation options in Lynmouth.   

Photo Credits: All photos taken by OutdoorLads Members and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.

 

IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete a Participation Statementin addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend. 

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.

Path sign
Toll gate
Rhododendrons
Path sign
Toll gate
Rhododendrons

Location

51.2316664, -3.8317736