SWCP - The Wilderness Coast

Walks between Minehead and Combe Martin


The South West Coast Path Association have created 7 one-day circular walks around the Wilderness Coast of Exmoor. You can pick and choose from these itineraries and download the walk details from each walk page.

The itineraries are as follows: (click the links to go to the details)

1.      Porlock Bay Oysters and the vast moorland of Exmoor National Park

2.      Poetry, literature and bandits among Englands highest coastal hills 

3.      Lynmouth’s funicular railway and the exposed ridges of Foreland Point

4.      Kestrels and red deer around Simonsbath and Exford

5.      Lynton and the Valley of Rocks

6.      Heddon’s Mouth and coasteering

7.      Combe Martin and the highest sea cliff in England and Wales

Visit the South West Coast Path website - all you need to enjoy one of the world’s best long distance walks.

Download the Itineraries

You can download the leaflet that gives the information shown on this website, to take with you.

Discover England's South West Coast Path - Exmoor's Wilderness Coast: English version (PDF, 605kb)

Discover England's South West Coast Path - Exmoor's Wilderness Coast: Dutch version (PDF, 605kb)

Discover England's South West Coast Path - Exmoor's Wilderness Coast: German version (PDF, 605kb)

Dutch and German websites

For further information specifically in Dutch and German, go to the Dutch website or to the German website by clicking these links.

Local Knowledge

Accommodation: Accommodation is easier to find in the major villages and towns along the coast, such as Minehead, Porlock, Lynton & Lynmouth and Combe Martin, where there is a wide choice of hotels, guest houses and bed & breakfasts. Click this link for accommodation on this website.

Food & drink: Fresh local produce is in abundance on Exmoor, including Porlock Oysters, freshly caught trout and venison. Local farm shops and delis are useful for picking up fresh produce and treats. There are many fine restaurants, gastro pubs and fish and chip shops throughout Exmoor. For beer drinkers there are some tasty local ales. Click this link for places to eat out promoted on this website.

Transport: It really pays to have a car here. Getting to and from walks, villages and local attractions will be difficult and time-consuming without your own transport. There are limited bus services here, however, it is possible to pre-book a lift with local taxi services. For more travel information around Exmoor visit the Exmoor National Park Enjoying Travel website or go to this page to find out more about getting to Exmoor.

About the Project

For more information about the Discover England Fund Project, funded by Visit England visit www.southwestcoastpath.org.uyk/DEF.