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Minehead to Westward Ho! - South West Coast Path

Minehead to Westward Ho ! -  Exmoor and North Devon Coast Path

Suggested Holiday Itineraries - Click Here for Short Break Ideas

Minehead to Westward Ho! route profile

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  Standard Route  
Day 1 Minehead to Porlock Weir - 9.5 miles More Details
Day 2 Porlock Weir to Lynmouth - 12 miles More Details
Day 3 Lynmouth to Combe Martin 13.5 miles More Details
Day 4 Combe Martin to Woolacombe 13 miles More Details
Day 5 Woolacombe to Braunton 15.5 miles More Details
Day 6 Braunton to Instow - 11.5 miles More Details
Day 7 Instow to Westward Ho! 11 miles More Details
  Daily Average 12.3 miles  
            Fast Route  
Day 1 Minehead to Porlock Weir - 9.5 miles More Details
Day 2 Porlock Weir to Lynmouth - 12 miles More Details
Day 3 Lynmouth to Combe Martin 13.5 miles More Details
Day 4 Combe Martin to Woolacombe 13 miles More Details
Day 5 Woolacombe to Barnstaple 20 miles - fast, flat walking More Details
Day 6 Barnstaple to Westward Ho! - 18.5 miles - fast, flat walking More Details
  Daily Average 14.5 miles  
  Relaxed Route  
Day 1 Minehead to Porlock Weir - 9.5 miles More Details
Day 2 Porlock Weir to Lynmouth - 12 miles More Details
Day 3 Lynmouth to Heddons Mouth - 6.5 miles More Details
Day 4 Heddons Mouth to Combe Martin - 7 miles More Details
Day 5 Combe Martin to Ilfracombe 6 miles More Details
Day 6 Ilfracombe to Woolacombe - 7 miles  See above
Day 7 Woolacombe to Croyde Bay 6.5 miles More Details
Day 8 Croyde Bay to Braunton 9 miles More Details
Day 9 Braunton to Instow 11.5 miles More Details
Day 10 Instow to Westward Ho! 11 miles More Details
  Daily Average -   8.6 miles  

Suggested Rest Days - Lynmouth for exploring the Victorian "Resort" and inland Gorges. Ilfracombe and Bideford for day trips to Lundy. Woolacombe and Croyde for surfing days.

Lundy Island - Rest Day Option

Lundy Island, South West Coastal Path Holidays, Luggage Transfers DevonIf you have the time don’t miss the Ultimate escape from the mainland with a day trip to LUNDY ISLAND a granite outcrop midway between England and Wales, three and a half miles long and half a mile wide and with only 20 full time residents. Peaceful, unspoilt car-less and with up to 8 miles of wild wild coastline to explore maroon yourself for the day amongst prolific wildlife including Seals, puffins, razorbills and guillemots. If you are lucky you may spot the huge shadowy shapes of Basking Sharks  so large they can be spotted from the cliffs Whilst on land Lundy Ponies, Soay Sheep, Sika Deer graze above towering 400 foot cliffs.

The views from the cliff top walks let you see the whole route of your journey from Somerset to Cornwall in one sweeping vista. Back on the island visit the ruins of Henry 3rds Marisco Castle built over 800 years ago, the old lighthouse, St Helena’s Church, various ancient standing stones and finish it off with some food at one of the UK’s most isolated inns at The Marisco Tavern. Sailings from Bideford and Illfracombe daily take around 2 hours each way on spectacular runs over the 10 miles of sea

Suggested Short Break Itineraries - Exmoor and North Devon Coast Path

We can arrange a short break over whichever sections you prefer - the following are some examples covering the highlights

 Two Days Walking  Three Days Walking
 Porlock Weir to Combe Martin 25.5 miles  Minehead to Combe Martin 34.5 miles
 Lynmouth to Woolacombe - 26.5 miles  Lynmouth to Braunton  41.5 miles
 Minehead to Lynmouth-  21.5 miles  Porlock Weir to Woolacombe 38.5 miles
   

 

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