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The Coleridge Way Walking Holiday

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Getting to and from The Coleridge Way

If you ask us for a quote we will include public transport or parking information to suit your walking holiday and for those booking we advise and assist in helping you to work out and book the best travel options for your walk.

This route is one of the easiest and quickest to reach by public transport and if you can try to arrive by train and bus as it will save you having to arrange parking and travel back to your car after walking.

The Coleridge Way Walking Holiday arriving by trainTrain Arrival  - Mainline Trains run from London, Bristol and the Midlands to Taunton and Bridgewater Station taking only 2 to 2.5 hours. Buses run every two hours from Bridgewater straight to Nether Stowey taking around 40 minutes. Taunton Station has some direct buses to Nether Stowey but its often easiest and not expensive to take the train to Taunton and just take a taxi from the station for the last section to Nether Stowey.

Train Departure -  From Porlock -  buses run into Minehead where you change for Taunton and the mainline train service. Journeys are frequent and take around 1.5 to 2 hours to the mainline station. At Minehead as an option you can change to the West Somerset Steam Railway and depart in style with a one hour journey back through the Quantocks to Taunton - ask for details.

From Lynmouth - Buses run from Lynmouth to Barnstaple Station on the scenic North Devon Branch Line. Its then around 1 hour on this stunning train journey to link to the main London to Penzance train line at Exeter St Davids.

Parking and transport options for The Coleridge Way Footpath Somerset UKCar -  Free long stay parking is available in Nether Stowey and at the other end in Lynmouth there are long stay pay and display car parks. To get back to Nether Stowey and your car at the end of the walk you can use the seasonal tourist bus to Minehead where you change for the Nether Stowey bus. The other option is a private transfer and we can arrange or advise on this - please ask.

Public Transport for The Colerige Way Walk Somerset and Exmoor National ParkCoach Arrival - National Express Coaches run from London with connections from airports and other locations to Bridgwater from where buses run to Nether Stowey taking 40 minutes. You can also arrive at Minehead and Watchet by National Express Coach and link quickly by local bus or taxi to Nether Stowey.

Coach Departure - A short bus ride from Porlock takes you to Minehead from where National Express services run direct to London with connections to other locations around the UK.

From Lynmouth you can take the local bus to Barnstaple and join the National Express services there back to London with airport connections.

The Coleridge Way getting to the footpath in Somerset UKArriving from Overseas - Those arriving from overseas will usually arrive in the UK at London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport from where you can catch direct trains to Bridgwater and Taunton (see the train information above). Those arriving at London Heathrow will usually take a 1/2 hour underground train / overland train service into London Paddington to catch the fast GWR inter city trains to Devon and Cornwall. Bristol and Exeter airports closer to the walk and also have a number of international flights so its worth checking these options as well.

Internal Flights -  Bristol International Airport is only around 2 hours travelling time by bus and train from the start of the walk at Nether Stowey and from Exeter train station its only around 1.5 hours to the trail - both via Bridgwater or Taunton.

For all travel advice feel free to ask our Walking Advisors for options and suggestions - routes and options do change so its worth getting up to date advice and options when planning your Coleridge Way Walk - Click Here to contact us


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