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Coastal views make the climb worthwhilr

All of the walks in the Minehead area resulted in stunning views, from the Moors to the coast... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Denise G
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
A good stretch of the legs

Not for the faint hearted as parts of the path are quite steep. Worth the effort though as the... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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An invigorating 1.3 mile climb on the South West Coast Path through mixed woodland, rich in wildlife and with magnificent views out across the Bristol Channel. The return route drops gently downhill along a Victorian drive built by the Luttrells of...more
| Quay West Car Park, Minehead TA24 5UN, England
+44 1752 896237
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All of the walks in the Minehead area resulted in stunning views, from the Moors to the coast. Hilly and in places challenging for those of us used to flat terrain.

Thank Denise G
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Not for the faint hearted as parts of the path are quite steep. Worth the effort though as the views are great. Be sure to wear suitable footwear.

Thank andyed2018
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Fantastic walking, amazing sea and moorland views. Can be strenuous in places so seek local advice / consult map for the path gradients that suit you best. Great for escaping into the countryside and leaving the town behind surprisingly quickly. Lots of Exmoor ponies on...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We began the south west coast path at Minehead and decided to walk and see where our adventures took us, we experienced some gorgeous views along the way! Some of the climbs were challenging and made me realise how unfit I actually am, but the...More

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Dragged thd kids and wife out. Was a quirky little walk and has some good views without bring too taxing. Well worth doing if in Minehead for a few days.

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

The sea front has been upgraded and the walk passes through this. For instance, the old shelters have been repaired and painted blue and cream. Much better. Plus an exhibition of photos of old Minehead - outdoor - and interesting.

Thank why111
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Just had to come to the south West Coast path start point and walk part of the way along it as although have walked all the cornwall coast path have not done much in somerset.

Thank walkingsue
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The South West Coast Path is 630 miles long. This walk only covers the first two miles or so but is a great way to start. Very picturesque and nice woodland track takes you back to Minehead once you reach the end.

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Good days walk, lovely views, hilly and need decent footwear plus sunshine! Variations to the route for easier / harder walking and well signed

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Stunning vistas over the Bristol Channel as we followed the maps and narratives provided by Encounter Walking. Great way to immerse oneself in the culture of rural England.

Thank Ralph C
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Chris D
28 June 2015|
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Response from SW_Coast_Path_Team | Property representative |
David's tips are spot on. In addition, the walk finder part of the South West Coast Path website has the ability to filter for those walks that are easy going, and has links to where you can find more information about... More