Coleridge Way

Dunkery and the Holnicote Estate

Dunkery and the Holnicote Estate

The Coleridge Way skirts the flanks of Dunkery - the highest point within Exmoor and Somerset. Despite its name, there is no evidence of Dunkery having been used as a beacon. There are tremendous views in all directions from its summit, however, and a Bronze Age cemetery of round cairns on its slopes. Chief among these are the Robin How and Joaney How cairns, said to be named after Robin Hood and Little John.

Dunkery is now owned and managed by the National Trust as part of its 12,000 acre Holnicote Estate which extends from the wild rugged moorland all the way down to the shingle beach at Porlock Bay. The route takes you across wild moorland and ancient woodlands and is a great opportunity for spotting free living Exmoor ponies and wild red deer.


 

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