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Hiking trail

Minehead to Porlock Weir

Hiking trail · West Somerset
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The first section of the South West Coast Path takes you along the highest coastline in England, which lends itself to steep climbs and descents.

moderate
14.4 km
4:15 h
309 m
290 m

You have two options to choose from on this first day, you can opt for a laidback stroll through open farmland amongst the country’s livestock or you can take the rugged coast path which has some adventurous climbing and dramatic scenery.

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
294 m
Lowest point
4 m
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Tips, hints and links

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

 WES(SWCP)MTW

 

Start

Minehead (14 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
51.211116, -3.473829
UTM
30U 466902 5673408

Destination

Porlock Weir

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.4 km
Duration
4:15h
Ascent
309 m
Descent
290 m
In and out Scenic

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