Miles and miles of stunning views from Bossington Hill & Hurlstone Point
Approx. 5km | 2-3 hours
Bossington is a charming thatched hamlet within the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate, very close to Porlock. Park in the village, in the National Trust Car Park and the start of the walk is right there.
Follow the signs to Hurlstone Point, an old coastguard lookout that has long-since been abandoned. The views from here over Porlock Bay and the Bristol Channel are wonderful. If you just walk to this point and then back to Kitnors for tea and cake it would be a lovely experience.
If you plan to finish this walk then continue past the lookout, following the coast path – or what’s left of it. [NOTE: walking this path is not advisable in bad weather]. The views ahead are of Selworthy Sands and quite breathtaking. The path cunningly and narrowly winds it’s way to the top of Bossington Hill where you will reach the top of Hurlstone Combe.
If you don’t want to take this path or are unable due to weather, simply walk back along the path to Hurlstone Point and pick up the path to Hurlstone Combe .. you can’t miss it, it’s nearly vertical. Very exciting.
At the top of Hurlstone Combe, there is a myriad of paths you can take, some to the very top of Bossingon Hill, others to Selworthy Beacon. Our path takes us around Bossington Hill and quite level. This path eventually descends through Lynchcombe in Allerford Wood, before delivering you back to Bossington Village. Here you can reward yourself with snacks and refreshments at Kitnors Tearoom, a delightful thatched cottage with pretty gardens.
Things to know …
- Approx. 5km | 2-3 hour
- National Trust Car Park & Toilets
- Kitnors Tearoom and Gardens
- Can walk to Hurlstone Point only, without ascending the big hills
- There are some very steep climbs to get to the top of Bossington Hill
- Can walk to Selworthy Beacon & Periwinkle Tearooms from here
- Close to the Owl & Hawk Centre in Allerford
Things we love …
- The scenery and views are amazing
- Sitting in the cottage garden at Kitnors
- The mixture of rugged moorland and lush forests
Things we’re not so keen on …
- The speed our hearts start beating on the ‘coast path’ after the lookout!