Coast – Day 6: Watchet to Minehead


View towards Minehead from Daw's Castle in Watchet
Grade
Moderate
Distance
8.5 miles
Duration
5 - 7 hours
Event type
Walk type
Features
Date & time
Friday, 27th September
Cost
£6 - 9
Venue & Location
Watchet to Minehead

This is a fantastic opportunity to join walkers on the 80 Miles in Eight Days Challenge for part of their walk.

On day six we head towards Minehead, following the trail through Watchet towards Blue Anchor. This area sits on top of more rock formations and geological faults and the views of the shore below offer an insight into the reasons behind the cliff instability in this area.

Passing through woodland and farmland we reach Blue Anchor, and the opportunity for an ice cream on the seafront, before crossing Ker Moor to Dunster with its holiday beach chalets. In this section the trail runs alongside the West Somerset Railway with the chance of old steam trains and diesel engines passing as we walk. Finally we skirt Minehead Golf Club to reach this vibrant seaside town and walk along The Esplanade to the old town and fishing harbour.

As we walk along Minehead seafront we pass the Iron Giant’s Hands sculpture where our time on the King Charles III England Coast Path ends and we join the South West Coast Path.

Along the entire Challenge route there are stamping stations for the Somerset & Exmoor Coast Trail Passport with maps, diary pages and spaces to collect stamps on your walk.

Look out for events, offers and promotions at the location of the walk each day, some of our supporters are timing activities to make your trip as enjoyable as possible with special treats such as packed lunches or cream teas available at the start or end of your day’s walking.

Due to the challenge nature for some participants of this walk, we have made the decision not to accept dogs on the walk.

Full details of the itinerary and walk leaders will be distributed prior to the start of the challenge.

Itinerary:

We meet at the end point of your day’s walking at 9am, where there will be parking available. Here you will be joined by Walk Leaders and back-markers and driven to the start of the day’s trail to walk back to your car / transport.

At the start location walkers opting not to use our transport may join and, following a briefing for the day, the walk will begin.

Where public transport is available at start and / or end locations it is shown below as PTS (public transport available at the start) or PTE (public transport available at the end), this is based on services running as normal for the time of year.

Further information will be included in the walk information pack sent out before the walks.

Day 6 – Watchet to Minehead (Moderate) (PTS + PTE)

Terrain:

Day 6 and our last day on the King Charles III England Coast Path sees some hills but it is still relatively flat with no stiles. However, we have classed it as moderate due to the distance.


Get in touch with the organiser for more information

Telephone

01823 359795

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