Porlock Weir to Lynmouth
A shady leafy walk following one of the longest stretches of wooded coastline in England along the Exmoor Coast.
A shady elven walk through Exmoor’s deeply wooded coastline.
The Exmoor coast is famous for having the longest stretch of wooded coastline in England and Wales. This walk follows the South West Coast Path from Porlock Weir to County Gate, or further on to Lynmouth. This is the perfect walk for those wishing to avoid the heat of the Summer sun.
There are several historic highlights during this walk. A short walk from Porlock Weir brings you to the old tunnels that were once part of the beautiful Italian garden of Ashley Combe House, sadly demolished in the 1970’s. If you’re looking for a really short walk, then this is an ideal place to turn back.
The next leg of this walk leads you to you Culbone Church, St Beuno’s, it is said to be one of the oldest and smallest in England – it’s just beautiful. This is a great point to head back to Porlock Weir if you don’t want to continue on – the walk back is just a beautiful as the walk there.
The South West Coast Path continues along the densely wooded coastline along a shady fern-lined path towards County Gate, the Glenthorne Estate on to Kipscombe, then The Foreland. The variety and size of the ferns that line each side of the path is quite fascinating.
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