Walking

Walking and Rambling in Minehead

Overview

Exmoor’s coast boasts England’s highest sea cliffs and a great way to get acquainted with this incredible scenery is to walk the challenging but rewarding route along the SWCP to Porlock Weir, and then get the bus back.If you can’t quite muster the energy to walk all those miles, just start with the first few and climb up Minehead’s North Hill to St Michael’s Church for an unparalleled panorama. Then, with quaint cob-walled cottages either side, make your way down Church Steps and on to Toucan café to sample their delicious wholefood vegetarian dishes.

There are walks right from the hostel up onto the top of Exmoor. The scenery is aptly described in the hymn 'All things Bright and Beautiful' which was written less than a mile away. You could even try our hand-drawn favourite walk - right from the hostel doorstep!

What makes it special

  • Walks right from the hostel doorstep

Hostels nearby

Walking and Rambling in Minehead

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SS966460

Lat/Lng: 51.20428, -3.481152

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle

Dramatically sited on top of a wooded hill, with panoramic views, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times.

Couple canoeing

Watersports in Exford

This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water!

Mountain biking

Mountain biking in Minehead

Exmoor and the Quantock Hills remain a key mountain biking destination - a must for any enthusiasts. Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape.

Cycling

Cycling in Minehead

There are plenty of road cycling opportunities around Minehead, it's quite a hilly location so it's better suited for more advanced cyclists.

Watersports

Watersports in Minehead

Wimbleball Lake is only 40 minutes away, where you can learn to kayak, canoe, sail and fish with all the equipment provided.

Walking and Rambling in Minehead

Walking and Rambling in Minehead

Exmoor’s coast boasts England’s highest sea cliffs and a great way to get acquainted with this incredible scenery is to walk the challenging but rewarding route along the SWCP to Porlock Weir, and the

Mountain Biking in Minehead

Exmoor and the Quantock Hills remain a key mountain biking destination - a must for any enthusiasts. Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape.

The Exmoor Pony Centre

Exmoor Pony Centre

The centre aims to promote and conserve the Exmoor pony.  Meet the resident ponies or take to the saddle for a taster session. Visit the Centre's website  

West Somerset Railway steam train

West Somerset Steam Railway

A twenty mile scenic journey back in time through the gently rolling Quantock hills from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard on a steam train. Visit the website  

Wimbleball Lake Country Park

Wimbleball Lake Country Park

13.5 miles Majestic Lake with miles of lovely walks, trout fishing and tuition in sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and rowing. Visit the website

Exmoor Safari

Exmoor Safari

Explore Exmoor by Land Rover using seldom used tracks and ancient byeways - look for the elusive deer and famous Exmoor ponies. Visit the Exmoor Safari website

Cleeve Abbey

Cleeve Abbey

The Cistercian abbey of Cleeve is a haven of peace and tranquillity, said to contain the finest cloister buildings in England. Visit the English Heritage website for Cleeve Abbey.

Holnicote Estate

Holnicote Estate

Explore the high heather moorland, ancient woodlands and dramatic cliffs, interspersed with picturesque villages and farms. Visit the website

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, funicular railway carriage

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Enjoy stunning views of the coastline as you glide up the track from Lynmouth at the foot of the cliffs to Lynton 500ft above.  Opened in 1890, the famous Lynton and Lynmouth funicular Cliff Rail