The Coleridge Way was launched in 2005 and funded by Rural Renaissance and local partners (such as Exmoor National Park and Quantock hills AONB). In 2014 the walking route was extended from Porlock to Lynmouth with funding from the Exmoor National Park Partnership Fund, Lyn Community Development Trust, Lynton / Lynmouth Tourism & Economy alliance (C/O LLTC), Lyn Valley Society and Cllr Andrea Davis (DCC locality grant).

This website has been developed by Exmoor Tourism in partnership with Exmoor National Park and West Somerset Council with support form the COOL tourism project funded within the Interreg IVa Channel programme with support from the ERDF.

Unlike many promoted routes, including National Trails, there is no one organisation with sole responsibility for the Coleridge Way. Most of the land over which is passes is in private ownership and responsibility for the maintenance of the trail lies with Somerset County Council, working with the Quantock Hills AONB, and Exmoor National Park Authority. For contact details click here.

A steering groups co-ordinates actions to develop and promote the path and includes those with responsibility for managing the
rights of Way, those involved in marketing and promoting tourism in the area and those involved with the creative arts as well as user representatives.

Steering Group Members include:

  • Exmoor National Park Authority
  • Quantock Hills AONB
  • West Somerset Council
  • Sedgemoor council
  • Somerset County Council
  • Exmoor Tourism
  • National Trust
  • ARTlife
  • Community / industry representatives from Porlock Tourist Association, Lyn Community Development Trust, the Quantocks and Encounter Walking Holidays.