Exmoor Coast Weekend Day 1 - Porlock Weir to Lynmouth

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Jun 18

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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.   

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