This is one of the most magical walks through Exmoor’s wooded coastline.
The Exmoor coast is famous for having the longest wooded coastline in England and this is the best way to enjoy it. Start in the quaint harbour village of Porlock Weir and follow the South West Coast Path to Culbone Church.
This particular walk isn’t totally circular, but the walk back is just a beautiful as the walk there. The church is said to be one of the oldest and smallest in England – it’s beautiful.
Once you’ve explored the church you can head back to Porlock Weir for refreshments.
Alternatively, you can walk all the way back to Highcliffe House – it’s a long and winding path!
Things to know …
- Approx. 2-2.5 hours
- This is a long, mostly uphill walking
- Part of the South West Coast Path
- Public car park in Porlock Weir
- Cafés and pubs in Porlock Weir
- No toilets during the walk
- Can walk to and from County Gate, for a longer walk.
- Can walk back to Lynton from Porlock Weir, for an even longer walk!
Things we love about this walk …
- Spending time in Porlock Weir – for lunch or snacks, its lovely.
- Walking through the old tunnels that were once part of the Italian garden at Ashley Combe House, sadly demolished in the 70’s.
- Sitting in the churchyard at Culbone Church – so peaceful