Coast – Day 7: Minehead to Porlock


Exmoor View
Grade
Challenging
Distance
9 miles
Duration
5 - 7 hours
Event type
Walk type
Features
Date & time
Saturday, 28th September
Cost
£6 - 9
Venue & Location
Minehead to Porlock

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

On day seven we join the South West Coast Path and enter Exmoor National Park. This is perhaps the remotest and most rugged part of the eight day challenge. Leaving Minehead through shady woodland we emerge onto Exmoor with fantastic views of the south Wales coast and the many headlands that make up the start of this iconic trail.

Our route may depend on conditions on the day but the most rugged route keeps us by the sea and introduces the hills and combes that the South West Coast Path is famous for. On reaching Hurlstone Point we take in the views before heading down to Bossington and Porlock Marsh to make our way to this beautiful small town with its historic cottages and narrow winding main street.

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 7 – Minehead to Porlock (Challenging) (PTS + PTE)

Terrain:

Day 7 is our first day on the South West Coast Path with its more challenging hills and remote sections of path, and the walk has been kept shorter to accommodate this.


Get in touch with the organiser for more information

Telephone

01823 359795

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