Coleridge Way Route Guide

The Coleridge Way Route Guide

Walk from the Quantock Hills to Exmoor, or vice versa (51 miles)

Below is a table for the Route Sections.

DOWNLOAD: Westwards Route Guide - Nether Stowey to Lynmouth

DOWNLOAD: Eastwards Route Guide - Lynmouth to Nether Stowey


The route is quite a different experience in each direction.

"It's a completely different route heading from Lynmouth to Nether Stowey, away from the coast, across the moor, over the edge of the Quantocks and into rural, pastoral, gentle Nether-Stowey-land. There's a totally different focus and feeling, heading away from the busy open coastline into the secretive hinterland". Ruth Luckhurst, travel writer.

Each guide contains some words highlighted in bold purple - these are points of interest - all referred to in the ‘Things to Discover’ pages and selected ones in each direction have some additional info in boxes on the route guides.

Certificates will be available from Coleridge Cottage and Lynmouth Pavilion along with visitor books that people can sign before, during and at the end of the  route at Coleridge Cottage, Porlock Visitor Centre and Lynmouth Pavilion.

Route Section

Route Details - available to download in either direction

Section A

NETHER STOWEY TO ALFOXTON – 4.65 miles, 205m ascent (moderate)

Section B

ALFOXTON TO BICKNOLLER – 4.99 miles, 230m ascent (moderate)

Section C

BICKNOLLER TO MONKSILVER – 4.84 miles, 113m ascent (easy)

Section D

MONKSILVER TO ROADWATER – 4.3 miles, 206m ascent (easy/moderate)

Section E

ROADWATER TO LUXBOROUGH – 3.35 miles, 199m ascent (easy)

Section F

LUXBOROUGH TO CUTCOMBE – 4.72 miles, 248m ascent (easy/moderate)

Section G

CUTCOMBE TO HIGHER BROCKWELL – 4.09 miles, 201m ascent (easy/moderate)

Section H

HIGHER BROCKWELL TO PORLOCK – 4.35 miles, 90m ascent (easy/moderate)

Section I

PORLOCK TO ASH FARM – 4.89 miles, 473m ascent (challenging)

Section J

ASH FARM TO OARE – 4.12 miles, 225m ascent (easy/moderate)

Section K

OARE TO WATERSMEET – 5.41 miles, 195m ascent (moderate)

Section L

WATERSMEET TO LYNMOUTH – 2.09 miles, 35m ascent (easy)