The bustling coastal town of Minehead is recognised as being the start of the 630 mile long South West Coast Path, marked by the monument in the form of gigantic hands holding a map. This is where it all begins for you.
All who start their walk here must experience a sense of stepping out on a formidable journey! Some may have lingering doubts, but will almost certainly have a sense of adventure as they continue to walk across the highest cliffs in England and then inland onto Exmoor.
This journey takes in Lynmouth, Combe Martin, Woolacombe, Braunton, Instow and Westward Ho! And has exceptional views of the South Wales Coast.
The famous Valley of the Rocks, which is a site of Special Scientific interest is also a part of this walk. As the path joins up with the Tarka Trail, there are stunning views of Lundy Island and then following the River Taw, with its beautiful flora and fauna there will be plenty of photographic opportunities along the way.
This is a varied and rewarding walk along the glorious North Devon coastline.
Walk the Trail offers 3 itineraries along this route to cater for all levels of walker. If, you feel that you'd like something different, just ask.
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Recommended dates to walk this route
This area can be walked all year round, but caution should be taken in the area between Minehead and Croyde as the path may be slippery and boggy outside of the months indicated.
This itinerary is for those who prefer to take in these beautiful surroundings at a more daily relaxed pace.
Start your 630 mile experience here; the whole South West Coast Path awaits you. Stunning cliff-tops, glorious waterfalls and wooded valleys offer breath-taking views and numerous photo opportunities as you walk.
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This includes to walk up to the village of Porlock. If you specifically want to stay in Porlock Weir, please ask, as there is not always availability. Minehead to Porlock Weir is 10 miles.
This distance includes the walk from the village of Porlock back to the coast path. If you have stayed overnight in Porlock Weir, then today's walk is 12 miles.
This does not include the walk into Bideford. Instead, this makes use of the ferry operating between Instow and Appledore. The ferry operates 2 hours either side of high tide. If the ferry is not operating, then there is a regular bus service from Instow to Appledore.
The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.
There is a ferry service between Instow Quay and Appledore Slipway from April to October weather and tides permitting. The service is limited as although working between 0800 and 2100, it only operates 2 hours either side of high tide. However, there is a regular bus service between Instow and Appledore with a journey time of 30 minutes.
11 Days / 12 Nights 7.5 miles daily avg
Number in Group: 2
Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room
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