South West Coast Path - Porlock Weir to Lynmouth
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A 12 mile hike along a spectacular section of the South West Coast Path.
This linear walks starts in the pretty village of Porlock Weir. We'll then take the coastal path westwards before finally arriving in Lynmouth.
The walk starts off in woodland and goes through miles of spectacular flowering rhododendrons before it opens out towards Lynmouth. There's a fair few steep inclines along the route but it's worth it for the views across the Bristol Channel. On a clear day we'll have fab views over to Wales. We can get a much-needed ice cream in Lynmouth at the end.
This is a linear walk. Public transport is pretty non-existent, so it'll require a couple of us to leave cars in Lynmouth and the end we'll drive everyone back to the start. Another option is to pre-book taxis. Further details on this nearer the time. Dogs are welcome but we'll need to take this into consideration when organising lifts.
More information about the route can be found here.
This is one of several SWCP walks we'll be putting on in 2022, so keep an eye out!
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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.