Wild Exmoor Coast,

This walk is based on the hills between Porlock and Minehead:
Bossington Hill, Selworthy Beacon and North Hill.
Myself and seven walkers started on this adventure; within half a mile we were down to six as Clive’s gout was very painful, so he and Jane decided to return to the people carrier and return home for some treatment. The intrepid few took to the rugged coast path above Bossington into Coney Combe and the followed the narrow animal trails
between the coast path and the cliff top, in places some found it a little scary but we got through to the delightful coombes leading to the sea.
The weather prevented the usual stunning views but we were below the mist the whole day and the sun came out as we reached the top of Bossington Hill on our return to the ruined coast guard hut at hurlstone point.Four of the walkers decided that they would like to experience a short scramble up the ridge below the hut, two remained in the sun and awaited the successful return of the intrepid adventurers 15 minutes later.
A sort down hill stroll to the car park and a return to Taunton via Jane an Clive’s for a welcome cup of tea.
The track recorded on my Garmin Gps 60 onto the Memory Map Program shows the route we took. I was unable to take photographs of the walk, I have shown some photos from a Taunton Leisure staff trip on the walk in 2006.

Pete

1 Response

  1. I love exmoor so much, Its been years since I've been back though! Living up north in the middle of the country means without some effort and long journeys I rarely get to the coast – but I do have the transpennine trail almost literally on my door step (around 150m away from my door indeed)!Loving your blog!

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