Public Transport along The Coleridge Way
This section gives details of services, contact telephone numbers and web sites which may be helpful. Please contact the operators when you are planning your journey to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information available.
Although it is possible to use buses to access the start and finish of the route (and some intermediary points), this is only on certain days and at limited times. As timetables change seasonally and can change with little notice, please check TravelineSW for up-to-date times of buses
If you are staying in the area it may well be worth you asking your accommodation providers if they provide baggage transfer or can put you in touch with local taxi services to help you along the route, as many of them do.
The Moor Rover is a flexible bus service for Tourists, Walkers and Cyclists where otherpublic trnasport doesn;t exist. It operates wihin the Exmoor National Park as well as along the entire route of the Colerdige Way. Passengers will need to book in advance (minimum of 24hrs notice - booking open Mon - Fri only) and can be picked up and dropped off at agreed locations along the Coleridge Way. Dog and bike can be transported too and they also offer a luggage transfer service if required.
For full details, call AtWest, the service provider on 01643 709701 between 9.00am and 4.00pm.
Regional train services stop at Bridgwater Rail Station where buses can be taken to Nether Stowey and other locations. There is a bus link from Lynmouth to Barnstaple which is joiend with the mainline at Exeter by the Tarka Libne. National and regional train services also stop at Taunton Rail Station with rbus links into the area. www.thetrainline.com
Bus timetables, covering all the Coleridge Way area, are available from Tourist Information Centres or at www.travelinesw.com, to plan your trip around Exmoor. National bus times are also available at www.traveline.org.uk to plan your trip to Exmoor
Places shown in bold are on, or very close to, the Coleridge Way route.
Service 14 buses (Monday to Saturday) leave from near the station in St John’s St., Bridgwater and from the Bus Station on Sundays and Bank Holidays. These buses run via Nether Stowey, at the start of the Coleridge Way, Holford, Kilve and West Quantoxhead to Watchet/Wiliton. There is a daily bus from Taunton railway station to Nether Stowey and Over Stowey.
Service 14 as above, stopping at Holford and West Quantoxhead.
Service 28 operates daily from Taunton Rail Station to Minehead, via Bicknoller, Williton and Watchet.
Service 398 operates Monday to Saturday (not Sundays or Bank Holidays) from Minehead to Tiverton via Wheddon Cross
(Lynmouth to Nether Stowey):
Service 300 operates from Lynmouth to Minehead (seasonal).
Service 39 from Porlock Weir to Minehead via Porlock (39 - Monday to Saturday, except Bank Holidays; 300 all week).
Service 28 operates from Minehead to Watchet.
Service 14 operates from Watchet to Nether Stowey.
NB: to travel back from Lynmouth to Nether Stowey requires using the above 3 buses. As timetables change seasonally, please check TravelineSW for up-to-date times of buses.
NB: The number 14 buses run infrequently, so you will need to plan your journey accordingly.
The West Somerset Railway runs steam and diesel trains between Bishop's Lydeard and Minehead, some of the stations are close to the Coleridge Way. It does give walkers an allternative and attractive way of returning from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard and by an onward bus service to Taunton. For more details visit their website: westsomersetrailway.vticket.co.uk