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Moderate - Tracks and footpaths, some steep ascent but gentle descent. A bracing walk over a rounded hill with spectacular views in every direction, from Dunkery Beacon in the south to the Welsh coast in the north, with headlands lining up one behind the other all the way down the Exmoor coastline.
It is particularly breathtaking in the spring, when birds call from the blossoming bushes and the distant views are hazy in the bright air. A good romp for children, who will love the open space at the top and its tank training history. It will be especially popular if you take a kite! Print OS Map version.
A comfortable thatched cottage built over years ago, bursting with character and charm. All rooms en-suite, award winning breakfast. A small, relaxed and friendly guest house offering bed and breakfast accommodation in the quiet hamlet of West Porlock, situated within Exmoor National Park. We are a working farm just off the Coast Path. We can pick up from Porlock Weir if required.
Packed lunch on request.
The area around you here was used for tank training in World War II see the North Hill walkand during exercises the tanks would assemble in what is now the car park. On the hillside below were two trackways, built to provide moving targets for firing practice. Dotted around the hillside, and beyond, were numerous dug-outs, bunkers and gun platforms.
Up here and eastwards along the ridge to Minehead, much of the land is given over to western maritime heath: bell heather, ling heather and the closely-related cross-leaved heath, western gorse, and bilberry or whortleberry as it is known locally. Mosses and lichens grow beneath, as well as summer-flowering grasses and herbs, such as heath bedstraw, bristle-bent grass and tormentil.
The whole area is a haven for wildlife, with its shoreline and saltmarshes, woodland, fertile farmland and the heathland up on the ridge between here and Minehead. Bossington Hill is a Marilyn a hill which is at least metres higher than the land around itand its shape means that there is often a wind around the top as the air around its base is forced to rise.
This makes it a favourite place for kite-flyers as well as paragliders; and birds of prey, too, Love in bossington often be seen wheeling above it: buzzards, peregrine falcons, kestrels. Hurlstone, Church and Lynch Combes are three of the six combes carved by streams into the sides of Bossington Hill the others being Allerford, Holnicote and Selworthy Combes.
The woodland below you is the Allerford Plantation, planted at the start of the nineteenth century by Sir Thomas Acland, Tenth Baronet and owner Love in bossington the Holnicote Estate, of which the hill is also a part. He planted the wood in blocks, each one commemorating the birth of one of his children see the Selworthy Combe walk.
Porlock is called in the neighbourhood the End of the World. All beyond is inaccessible to carriage or even cart. The next day being wet and cold, he spent it at the fireside in the inn, in the place now known as Southey's Corner, and composed a sonnet to the village:.
There are several buses a day between Minehead and Porlock, stopping at Allerford Shelter. It is possible to the walk by taking the right-hand fork in Allerford and following the footpath to the left through Allerford Plantation to Lynch Combe.
For timetable information, zoom in on the interactive map and click on the bus stops, visit Traveline or phone 22 Along with lovely weather comes not so lovely stuff like troublesome ticks, blood sucking horseflies and prickly plants such as brambles and thistles where many of these little nasties like to hide. Below is some advice on what to look out for and how to prevent getting bitten or stung whilst out walking. Photo: The famous beer garden at the Bowgie Inn. Crantock, Cornwall overlooking the Coast Path. Family Heritage Cafe Culture Wildlife.
There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here. Exmoor Country House Evening dinner every night except Sunday. Show on map Visit website. Family site-5 minute walk to the village and its shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Myrtle Cottage Shoreline Holidays In Porlock Limited Packed Lunches. VisitBritain "Walkers Welcome" Scheme accredited. Drying facilities. Snow's Orchard Guesthouse Anchor Cottage Warm, cosy, well equipped 2 bed 17th century Fisherman's cottage near Minehead Harbour.
Start the Path from the doorstep. What is on your list of things to do when you visit the Path? From walking companies, to help you tailor your visit, with itineraries and experts to enhance your visit, to baggage transfer companies and visitor attractions there are lots to people and places to help you decide what you'd like to do.
Minehead Information Centre Interactive Elevation. Route Description From the car park take the track curving around to the north, around the top of the hill. Turn left onto the track which merges with yours and follow it for a short distance. When the Coast Path comes in from your right, turn onto it, towards Hurlstone Combe, dropping very gently downhill for about half a mile.
At Love in bossington next fork, leave the Coast Path, and turn left onto the path towards Lynch Combe, ignoring the track a few yards later and then bearing left and downhill when the park forks almost immediately afterwards. Follow the path round the hill. A s you turn towards Love in bossington Combe, i gnore the path heading uphill to your left, and carry on around the corner into the combe. Stay with the path as it descends gently into the woodland until you come to Lynch Combe.
Here take the bridleway which he steeply uphill. The views behind and below you give plenty of excuse to turn and catch your breath at regular intervals! From here, retrace your steps to the car park. Public transport There are several buses a day between Minehead and Porlock, stopping at Allerford Shelter. Bossington Landscape Walk - 2. Porlock Marshes - 3. Culvercliffe Walk - 1. Selworthy Combe - 3.
A Castle and a Cross - 2. Bossington Hill - 2. Selworthy Beacon - 3. Hurlstone Point Adventurous Walk - 3. Bratton Ball - 2. Greenaleigh Farm - 3. Burgundy Chapel - 3. Porlock Woodland Walk - 4. Wood Combe - 2. North Hill - 1. Moor Wood - 2. Culver Cliff Woodland Walk - 1. Porlock Bay - 8. Brockholes - 6. Worthy Wood - 3. Culbone Church and the Fairytale Tunnels - 5. Robber's Bridge Love in bossington 7.
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Walk - Bossington Hill