South West Coast Path - Exmoor Coast

75 miles (120kms) from Minehead to Instow
7 nights; 6 days walking

Wonderful walking across the heather-clad hills and lightly-wooded slopes which reach down to the sea between Minehead and Lynmouth; a roller coaster of spectacular rocky coast between Lynton and Morte Point; sweeping golden beaches and sand dunes teeming with flora and fauna between Woolacombe and Instow.


Boats and cottages at Porlock Weir


Highlights include the sweeping views northwards across the Bristol Channel to South Wales from the summits of Selworthy Beacon and Bossington Hill; the towering pinnacles and wild goats in the Valley of the Rocks; the massive cliffs of Great Hangman, at 1043’ (318m) the highest point on the South West Coast Path; and Braunton Burrows National Nature Reserve, where one of the largest sand dune systems in Britain attracts a host of wild flowers, butterflies, small mammals and birds of prey.


View down onto the rocky coastline of North Devon


Watch this Exmoor National Park- produced video for a 'taster' of the landscape, and you will be captivated.

Approximate daily distances:
  •  Minehead to Porlock Weir - 9 miles (14 kms)
  •  Porlock Weir to Lynmouth - 12 miles (19 kms)
  •  Lynmouth to Combe Martin - 13 miles (21 kms)
  •  Combe Martin to Woolacombe - 14 miles (22 kms)
  •  Woolacombe to Braunton - 15 miles (24 kms)
  •  Braunton to Instow - 13 miles (21 kms)


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Travel information - start

Rail: Taunton
Onward travel: Public bus

Travel information - finish
Rail: Barnstaple 
Onward travel: Public bus

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