Minehead to Westward Ho!

HIGHLIGHTS


A wonderfully varied section of the South West Coastal Path, from its starting point in Minehead and the high cliffs of Exmoor to the last 2 days of huge sandy beaches and dunes and the mudbanks and river estuaries.

  • The Highest Point on the Coastal Path "Great Hangman" at 318m
  • Spectacular Cliff Views
  • Golden sandy beaches and wonderful river estuaries.
  • The local seafood and great local beers and ciders

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WHAT'S INCLUDED


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  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfer (1 bag per person)
  • Maps and Guide Book
  • Itinerary

KEY INFORMATION


Starting point: Minehead
Finishing point: Westward Ho!
Avg. daily distance: 12.5 miles / 20 km
Total distance: 88 miles / 140 km
Terrain: Hard
Walking grade: Challenging

7 DAYS FROM £675

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A wonderfully varied section of the South West Coastal Path, from its starting point in Minehead and the high cliffs of Exmoor to the last 2 days of huge sandy beaches and dunes and the mudbanks and river estuaries.

Day 1: Travel to Minehead where your first night's accommodation has been booked.

Day 2 Walk Minehead to Porlock (9.5miles)

Day 3 Walk Porlock to Lynmouth (12.3 miles)

Day 4 Walk Lynmouth to Combe Martin (13.5 miles)

Day 5 Walk Combe Martin to Woolacoombe (12.6 miles)

Day 6 Walk Woolacoombe to Braunton (14.7 miles)

Day 7 Walk Braunton to Instow (13.3 miles)

Day 8 Walk Instow to Westward Ho (11.8 miles)


Day 1: Travel to Minehead where your first night's accommodation has been booked.

Day 2 Walk Minehead to Porlock (9.5miles)

An interesting first day's walk, this is an isolated section of the path where the rolling expanse of Exmoor reaches down to the sea. The last section into Porlock is quite different the land being a mixture of farmland and marshland behind a shingle bank.

Day 3 Walk Porlock to Lynmouth (12.3 miles)

The walk starts on wooded cliffs and then once across the Devon, Somerset border the cliffs become more open and give great views over Lynton and Lynmouth.

Day 4 Walk Lynmouth to Combe Martin (13.5 miles)

A tough day's walk on a remote section of the path. There are rocky crags, the isolated cove of Heddon's Mouth and the highest point on the Coastal Path "Great Hangman" with its 244m of vertical cliff.

Day 5 Walk Combe Martin to Woolacoombe (12.6 miles)

After the previous day's isolation a section of today's path runs alongside a coast road. There are still spectacular views of dark forbidding cliffs and peaceful rocky inlets. The enormous beach at Woolacombe will normally surfers.

Day 6 Walk Woolacoombe to Braunton (14.7 miles)

The first half of the day is across the huge sandy beach of Woolacombe backed by its huge dunes. The second half the sandy dunes of Saunton Sands and the muddy banks of the River Taw.

Day 7 Walk Braunton to Instow (13.3 miles)

A flat day continuing along the banks of the River Taw and then through marshes to Instow. This area is has a great deal of bird life.

Day 8 Walk Instow to Westward Ho (11.8 miles)

An easy day mostly following the banks of the River Torridge. Taking in the old port of Bideford and the Fishing village of Appledore.

WALKING DIFFICULTY: This is a coastal walk, for the most part along quite high cliffs with quite a lot of ups and downs. It will not be beyond the average walker but distance covered per hour will be low. We would only recommend this walk to those who have some experience of long distance walking.

ACCOMMODATION: Our standard itinerary provides accommodation in either 3 or 4 star bed and breakfasts or small hotels or inns. When quoting for a holiday a draft itinerary is provided showing typical accommodation used on the route.

ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: Just ask if you require additional rest days.

NAVIGATION: Navigation is generally straight forward, follow the acorn signs and keep the sea on your right!

BAGGAGE TRANSFERS: All our prices include transfering one bag per person (max weight 20kg) between your overnight stops.

PRICES:

7 Day Walking Itinerary (8 nights accommodation) from £675 per person

Single supplement (for person walking on their own) £30 per night

Extra nights from £50 per person