Practical Information

Practical Information

  • The Coleridge Way covers a variety of terrain, some of which can be very muddy after heavy rain.
  • Some areas of the route, particularly Lype Hill and Dunkery, are remote and subject to rapid changes in the weather.
  • They should not be attempted when visibility is poor.
  • You should wear walking boots and have appropriate clothing with you at all times.
  • If gates are shut please ensure that you shut them after you have gone through.
  • Please keep dogs under close control especially when close to farm animals
  • Please exercise extreme care when crossing main roads and walking along country lanes.
  • Be aware that your mobile phone may not work on some sections of the route

There are, inevitably, many ups and downs as you go from village to village along The Coleridge Way. Total height gained along the whole 51 miles is 2879 metres

Coleridge Way route profile





Nether Stowey to West Quantoxhead 445 metres

West Quantoxhead to Roadwater 486 metres

Roadwater to Wheddon Cross 495 metres

Wheddon Cross to Porlock 446 metres

Porlock to Lynmouth 1007 metres


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In addition to our route guides you are advised to have maps with you. Ordnance Survey maps covering the route are:

1:25,000 OL9, Exmoor

1:25,000 140, Quantock Hills and Bridgwater

1:50,000 181, Minehead and Brendon Hills

1:50,000 180, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe area