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The highest point on Exmoor

A huge climb to something like 1700 feet above Porlock, with views across to Wales and Dartmnoor to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dan C
Worth a visit any time

I've climbed up to Dunkery Beacon times without number, since being dragged up there protesting as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Exmoor National Park, Porlock, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 June 2013

This is something of a climb being the highest point in Somerset and with quite a history as one of the beacon chain lit to alert troups to the Spanish Armada. There are also ancient burial mounds up there. The trail is stoney and goes...More

2  Thank Toopaz
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 June 2013

It was quite windy that day, but we had good jackets and enjoyed a short walk. It's a very pretty drive.

2  Thank Westerham
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A huge climb to something like 1700 feet above Porlock, with views across to Wales and Dartmnoor to savour at the top. Well worth the climb.

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've climbed up to Dunkery Beacon times without number, since being dragged up there protesting as an eight year old. It is well worth any effort involved. Truly beautiful and highly to be recommended.

Thank SPWHarpsden
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We walked from Porlock via the Moors, along the pebbled beach to the Weir where we had oysters and ginger beer - delicious a treat. By the way you can order oysters to be delivered to the Porlock Spar for £1 an oyster. We then...More

Thank WinonahW
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Part of a several hour walk on a day where the weather varied between warm and sunny and cold foggy and drizzly. Though we thought we were well equipped we got quite cold at times, and quite warm at others. The surroundings were also varied...More

Thank quietplum
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Go when the weather is good and you will see a tremendous view. Quickest route up is from the car park in the south east corner. Very stony walk so walking boots are a must. Uphill walk for about 25 minutes and quite rugged. No...More

Thank UndercoverFoodie
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Came up here in sunshine, steady walk up the hill on well defined path. Great views at the top all round. Worth a visit, but best on a clear day.

Thank Helen-9999
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Great walk to Dunkery Beacon and glad we had a clear day as we could see for miles even over to Wales. With an added bonus of picking bilberries that grow wild there.

Thank guzmo
Reviewed 30 August 2018

we parked up near the top (approx 1 mile) and walked up the well trodden path to the beacon. pretty easy going and super views from the top, it was very windy when we were there !

Thank ArthwitRail
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It was pouring with rain and the wind was vicious as we made our way up to Dunkery beacon. The walk up is easy even in the poor weather. There was cloud all around us and we had visibility for only about 5m which added...More

Thank Anu P
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Lovely and varied walking. Wildlife great. Plenty of butterflies. Quiet & not busy. Walked from Horner up hill to Webbers Post back via Horner water. Moderately challenging but worth it.

Thank ianchristchurch2018
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