Public Transport along The Coleridge Way

This section gives details of services, contact telephone numbers and web sites which may be helpful.  Please contact the operators when you are planning your journey to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information available.

If you are staying in the area it may well be worth you asking your accommodation providers if they provide baggage transfer or can put you in touch with local taxi services to help you along the route, as many of them do.

Bus Services

Although it is possible to use buses to access the start and finish of the route (and some intermediary points), this is only on certain days and at limited times. As timetables change seasonally and can change with little notice, please check TravelineSW for up-to-date times of buses.

Bridgwater - Minehead - Bridgwater Bus Timetable (available Monday - Friday from 7th December 2020). 

Please see the timetable PDF here. Please note that passenger numbers are currently restricted to 18. Face coverings must be worn on all services. 

Further bus timetables, covering all the Coleridge Way area, are available from Tourist Information Centres or at, to plan your trip around Exmoor. 

Places shown in bold are on, or very close to, the Coleridge Way route.


(Nether Stowey):

Service 14 buses (Monday to Saturday) leave from near the station in St John’s St., Bridgwater and from the Bus Station on Sundays and Bank Holidays.  These buses run via Nether Stowey, at the start of the Coleridge Way, Holford, Kilve and West Quantoxhead to Watchet/Wiliton.  There is a daily bus from Taunton railway station to Nether Stowey and Over Stowey.

Intermediary Points:

Service 14 as above, stopping at Holford and West Quantoxhead.

Service 28 operates daily from Taunton Rail Station to Minehead, via Bicknoller, Williton and Watchet.

Service 398 operates Monday to Saturday (not Sundays or Bank Holidays) from Minehead to Tiverton via Wheddon Cross


(Lynmouth to Nether Stowey):

Service 300 operates from Lynmouth to Minehead (seasonal).

Service 39 from Porlock Weir to Minehead via Porlock (39 - Monday to Saturday, except Bank Holidays; 300 all week).

Service 28 operates from Minehead to Watchet.

Service 14 operates from Watchet to Nether Stowey.

NB: to travel back from Lynmouth to Nether Stowey requires using the above 3 buses. As timetables change seasonally, please check TravelineSW for up-to-date times of buses.

NB: The number 14 buses run infrequently, so you will need to plan your journey accordingly.

Rail Services

Regional train services stop at Bridgwater Rail Station where buses can be taken to Nether Stowey and other locations. There is a bus link from Lynmouth to Barnstaple which is joiend with the mainline at Exeter by the Tarka Libne.  National and regional train services also stop at Taunton Rail Station with rbus links into the area.