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The Coleridge Way Walking Holiday

The original Coleridge Way Route of 36 miles runs from Nether Stowey to Porlock in Somerset - if you are short of time you can still finish at this point where the route first reaches the sea having crossed Exmoor National Park.

However - from 2015, the extended official route (which is absolutely worth doing) now continues a further 16 miles through the remote Brendon Valley of Lorna Doone fame to finish in the stunning gorges of Lynmouth.

Options shown below for The Coleridge Way are suggestions only - we tailor make your itinerary to suit you so just ask if you want to vary distances or overnight locations - if it can be done,  we will advise you on how to do it and we will accommodate it!

The Coleridge Way Grade of walking

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The Coleridge Way mileage chart

Coleridge Way Full Route - Nether Stowey to Lynmouth 51 miles

Generally Moderate Grade Walking with occasional strenuous climbs

  Standard Route  
Day 1 Nether Stowey to Monksilver - 14.5  miles More Details
Day 2 Monksilver to Wheddon Cross - 12.5 miles More Details
Day 3 Wheddon Cross to Porlock Weir - 10.5 miles More Details
Day 4 Porlock Weir to Lynmouth - 14 miles More Details
     
Option Extra Walking Day in Lynmouth on the Two Moors Way More Details
Option Continue on the SW Coast Path to Minehead / Barnstaple - 3 to 5 days More Details
  Daily Average 12.9 miles  
  Relaxed Route  
Day 1 Nether Stowey to Williton - 11 miles More Details
Day 2 Williton to Roadwater - 8 miles More Details
Day 3 Roadwater to Wheddon Cross - 8 miles More Details
Day 4 Wheddon Cross to Porlock / Porlock Weir - 9 miles / 10.5 Miles More Details
Day 5 Porlock to Brendon - 11.5 miles More Details
Day 6 Brendon to Lynmouth - 5 miles More Details
     
Option Extra Walking Day in Lynmouth on the Two Moors Way More Details
Option Continue on the SW Coast Path to Minehead / Barnstaple - 3 to 5 days More Details
  Daily Average 8.75  miles  
  Fast Route  
Day 1  Nether Stowey to Roadwater 18.5 miles More Details
Day 2 Roadwater to Porlock 16 miles More Details
Day 3 Porlock to Lynmouth 16.5 miles More Details
     
Option Extra Walking Day in Lynmouth More Details
Option Continue on the SW Coast Path to Minehead / Barnstaple - 3 to 5 days More Details
  Daily Average 17 miles  

Coleridge Way Rest DaysPorlock Weir

You can build in a rest day anywhere but as the inland villages are very small we suggest that Porlock or Porlock Weir are the best options with lots more to explore, more facilities and good short circular walks if needed.

Many walkers will finish with an extra day in Lynmouth known as "little Switzerland" - its unique mix of steep gorges and rocky coastline is stunning. The largest town in the area it offers lots of accommodation and eating options around the harbour and in its inland town of Lynton.

Take an extra Walking Day at Lynmouth

Valley of the Rocks Exmoor National Park

- we can drop you high on Exmoor at Exe Head (the source of the River Exe) so that you can walk down off the moor all the way back to sea level through the gorges on the last day of the Two Moors Way -  Options from 10 to 16 miles.

- South West Coast Path - you can be taken over to Combe Martin to walk one the most stunning days of this route back to Lynmouth  including a climb up the mighty Great Hangman on route - at 1044 feet England's highest sea cliff with stunning views from its summit cairn.  Options from 8 to 13 miles  Click Here to read more about this walk

Extending the Walk From Lynmouth

Great opportunities for more varied scenery using the SWCoast path and inland Exmoor Routes

  • South West Coast Path West onto Barnstaple
  • CLICK HERE to read more walking out to the train station at Barnstaple taking in a superb mix of sea cliffs, pristine sands and estuary on the way.
  • South West Coast Path East back to Minehead / Dunster
  • CLICK HERE to read more about the walking back to Minehead along the first two days of the South West Coast Path with options to finish at the Medieval village of Dunster.

 

Hangershell Rocks nr IvybridgeTwo Moors Way South

A great option to see the interior of Exmoor National Park and highlights such as the unique Tarr Steps and Exe Head. From Lynmouth climb on the dramatic Two Moors Way route right across  Exmoor National Par and into the rolling countryside of mid-Devon - an area rarely visited by walkers or tourists. You can walk to the train station at Morchard Road which is on the route - add between 3 and 5 days.  CLICK HERE to read about the route but note you would be walking it in the opposite direction!

The 100 mile Exmoor and Quantock Challenge - New for 2017

Full details to come on our new route for 2017 season which is a circular route including all the Coleridge Way, The South West Coast Path back to Minehead then the rarely walked Somerset Coast Path back to Nether Stowey.  The Ultimate Somerset Walk including the Quantocks Ridge, Brendon Hills, Coleridge, North Jurassic Coastline and much more.  CLICK HERE to find the latest details on the 100 mile challenge

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