The Coleridge Way, Somerset to Devon Moderate
A long distance trail inspired by the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge who, as a keen walker, was mesmerised by this beautiful landscape. Beginning in Somerset, the walk takes in the pretty Quantock Hills, the little visited Brendon Hills and Exmoor National Park in Devon. Our route takes us west from Nether Stowey, the site of Coleridge’s house, to the Devon coast at Lynmouth. The scenery is a mix of rolling farmland, heather moorland, ancient oak woodland,deep secluded valleys and quaint fishing villages. There are some stuning views across the water to Wales as we head towards the coast.
We are based in Dunster in Exmoor, one of the prettiest Medieval villages in England. Private transport is provided each day to the trail. The route is 53 miles and the walking days are between 7.5 and 9.5 miles. There is 2800m of ascent throughout the holiday but the majority of this is long and steady with fewer steep sections.
Itinerary (subject to change)
Day 01: Arrival and a short holiday briefing.
Day 02: Nether Stowey to Bicknoller 9.5 mile
Day 03: Bicknoller to Roadwater 9.5 miles
Day 04: Roadwater to Cutcombe. 8.5 miles
Day 05: Cutcombe to Porlock. 8.5 miles
Day 06: Porlock to Oare. 9.5 miles
Day 07: Oare to Lynmouth 7.5 miles
Day 08 : Depart after breakfast