South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

The western half of the Coleridge Way runs inland, but parallel to the coast. Exmoor's 34-mile coastline boasts mainland Britain's highest seacliff at Great Hangman, which reaches 318 metres, with a 250-metre-high rock face. It features the most remote and hazardous seacliff traverse in the UK, taking climbers 3 days to complete with no way out except by sea. The woodland between Porlock and Foreland Point is also Britain's longest stretch of coastal woodland.

The South West Coast Path is a 630-mile long distance walking trail, travelling from Minehead to Poole (in Dorset). Climbing the equivalent of four times up Everest during its transit of the coastal path first trodden by coastguards on the lookout for smugglers, the Coast Path was nonetheless described in Lonely Planet’s 'Great Adventures' guide as 'walking at its most diverse, most spectacular and most delicious!'

The Coast Path, combined with the Coleridge Way offers a great option to make a circular walk between Porlock and Lynmouth; Alternatively use the Coast Path to head back towards Nether Stowey when you’ve completed the Coleridge Way at Lynmouth, following it to Minehead and onwards using the West Somerset Coast Path.


Coleridge Way Features

Places of interest along the Coleridge Way

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