Minehead

Coastal buses return - Watchet to Ilfracombe

The First Bus 'Exmoor Coaster' daily service between Minehead and Lynmouth (with extension to Watchet) is into its second year and now runs all year round.  The details are at https://www.firstbus.co.uk/adventures-bus/services/exmoor-coaster

For summer 2022 there's also an 'Exmoor Sunseeker' service between Lynmouth and Ilfracombe, timed to meet up with the Coaster.  It's currently running daily in June, July and August, and on Sundays in September and October.  Details here:  https://www.firstbus.co.uk/adventures-bus/exmoor-sunseeker

Both of these routes - particularly the 'Coaster' - are useful for linear walks. 

Exmoor Society guided walks

The Exmoor Society is starting its guided walks programme in April. 

The programme is here:  https://www.exmoorsociety.com/walks-programme 

I'm leading two of the walks:

More guided walks are advertised in the Exmoor Visitor magazine and on the Exmoor NP events calendar here  https://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/events  - but don't tick 'walks' as you won't find anything, just select the type of area you are interested in e.g. woodland, coast or moorland.

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.