Get on your bike!
Minehead is the northern gateway to Exmoor which is recognised as one of the best and most challenging of off-road cycling destinations in the UK.
The combination of a beautiful and varied landscape and a good network of bridleways, lanes and other permitted tracks provide ample opportunity for cyclists to plan some fantastic rides.
If you're looking for a challenge why not try cycling up North Hill above Minehead? There are many off road cycle routes for fit mountain bikers following the bridleways. It may be hard going but once you're up there the views across to Wales are well worth it! From here, take one of the many return routes to Minehead - or continue exploring more of Exmoor.
For those that want the benefit of an experienced guide, why not contact Channel Adventure who can tailor-make an outdoor adventure suited to your level.
If you want a shorter, flatter option, follow the cycle route from Minehead to Dunster, on a dedicated cycle path off the road. Allow approx 20 mins each way.
Or follow the Steam Coast Trail from Dunster Beach towards Blue Anchor. Note, the trail falls short of Blue Anchor by 200 metres or so but it is possible to push your bike (or use a mountain bike) to connect up with Blue Anchor. For more information on the trail see http://www.steamcoasttrail.org/
If you want to start your ride elsewhere, the pre-bookable Moor Rover bus service can drop you and your bike anywhere in Exmoor. Tel: 01643 709701
For more ideas on where to cycle why not visit the friendly and helpful team at Minehead Information Centre, based in The Beach Hotel in Minehead, opposite the West Somerset Steam Railway station. Or call 01643 702624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org