Exmoor Coast Weekend Day 1 - Porlock Weir to Lynmouth
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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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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking.
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: Proper walking trousers. Breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Food & drink
Please bring lunch, snacks for energy, plenty of water for hydration and ideally cakes for the leader.