The Coleridge Way, Somerset to Devon Moderate

£995.00

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Duration:
7 Nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 4 maximum 10
Holiday Dates
6 -13 June 2021, Sun - Sun
Location
Dunster, Exmoor
Walk Grade
Moderate
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 10 weeks in advance

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

The walk covers approximately 52 miles over 6 walking days. Each day is between 7.5 and 9.5 miles long. The total ascent is around 2800m consisting of mainly long, steady uphills with a smaller number of steeper sections. You must be reasonably fit to enjoy the walk and be prepared to walk for 6 days in a row.
The Yarn Market Hotel is based in the quaint village of Dunster, one of teh best preserved Medieval villages in England. The hotel has a traditional, homely feel and is very much geared towards walkers. http://www.yarnmarkethotel.co.uk/index.html
Nothing beats local knowledge when it comes to a guided walking holiday. Chrissie lives in Somerset and has led numerous holidays in the Quantocks, Exmoor and along the South West Coast - among other locations!
By Car: Whether travelling North or South on the M5 or on the A303/A358 come off at Taunton, Junction 25, follow the signs for Minehead, which will take you along the A358, to Williton where you will bear left onto the A39 for Minehead. After about 6 miles, passing through the villages of Washford, Bilbrook and Carhampton, you will pass Dunster Castle on your left before turning left at the traffic lights onto the A396 and up into Dunster Village. As the road bears left into the High Street the octagonal Yarn Market is in the centre of the street. Turn in beside this building and park in front of reception to unload your luggage. There is free parking in the High Street or there are permits available from Reception for the Village Car Park. If you are coming from the south on the M5 you may prefer to turn off at Junction 27 on to the A361 to the first roundabout near Tiverton. Turn right here on to the A396. This is a slow, winding but delightful road following the River Exe valley up on to Exmoor. It passes through Bampton and Wheddon Cross before dropping down to Timberscombe and Dunster. Coming this way the road enters Dunster from the south. Pass through the traffic lights and you enter the High Street with the Yarn Market ahead. Turn in before the building to the entrance of the hotel. By Train: The nearest staion is Taunton which is 22 miles away. There is a number 28 bus once an hour on a Sunday and this takes around  1 to 1.5 hours. We can arrange a shared taxi if there are enough people (not included and cost is approx. £60)
Twin Shared Ensuite £995 Single Ensuite £1170 Includes: 7 nights full board accommodation; all transport to and from walks; services of walking guide each day

 

£995.00

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Available Dates:
  • 06/06/2021
Total: 995.00

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