extra walks

New walks Minehead and Horner

I've added two new walks in the Minehead area, both enjoyable routes that are not too long or strenuous: 

12A heads out from Minehead to North Hill and around Bratton Ball, returning via Woodcombe and the parks walk.  It's just over 6 miles and has 430 metres of climb, mainly on the first half.  Walk12awalk12a.pdf

14A starts from Horner, heads uphioll through woods to Webber's Post, then along the side of Dunkery Hill on the Dunster Path.  The return route visits the Woodcock Gardens nature reserve and the pretty village of Luccombe.  Luccombe has been an omission from the walks catalogue, now put right on this walk.  6½ miles with 370 metres of climb.  Walk14awalk14a.pdf

GPX files added 5.12.20.

Update - site layout, new walks, book

If you have visited the site previously you will have noticed that all except the Quantocks section have been divided up into smaller areas, e.g. the high Exmoor page has been divided into west, south central and north central, and the Exmoor coast into east and west.  Some walks are on more than one page, so for instance Lynton walks appear on both east and west coastal pages.  This is simply to stop the list of walks on each page getting too long, and the maps too cluttered. 

There are now 66 main walks on the site, and I'm intending to add four more - Wistlandpound, additional ones in the Oare and Dulverton areas, and a linear inland walk probably between Porlock and Dunster.  I will also expand Walk 0 to include an alternative route from Mortehoe along the coast to Ilfracombe.  Then I will concentrate on getting the book out as well as revisiting some of the earlier walks. 

About the book, the 'manuscript' is finished, and I'm now awaiting decisions about publication and whether it will be full colour or monochrome.  More to follow. 

Walks now complete! (Until I add some more)

All the 50 planned walks are now up (the much-delayed Exford to Simonsbath route went on last week), and I have also added detailed notes on the Herepath. 

As I do additional walks that I think are worth including I will put them on:  two extra ones from Dulverton have just gone up (27A Tarr Steps and 28A the Ansteys), and plans over the winter are for a coastal walk near Ilfracombe and a circuit from Wheddon Cross.  I must also add a coastal walk to the Quantocks section.

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Walks update

My recce for Walk 22 (Exford to Simonsbath) has been postponed until later in July, but I have written up and posted the reverse route via Withypool which I did a little over a year ago (walk 22A).  The two walks will make a 20+ mile circuit, either for a long summer's day or over two days with a break in one or other of the villages.

I'm also beginning to post some additional routes such as 3A (inland from Hunter's Inn) and 5A (the Lyn gorges).  There's nothing systematic about this so additional walks will appear as and when I do them.