Walking the Coleridge Way on Exmoor and the Quantocks

The Coleridge Way walk passes through Cutcombe and Wheddon Cross. Exmoor House is just a short way from the path and makes a perfect place to stay. You could enjoy a relaxing evening, with a delicious dinner and a drink or two from the bar in our comfy guest sitting room, setting off the next day after a sustaining breakfast (we'll also make you a picnic lunch if you like). If you need to arrange an onward baggage transfer, try Luggage Transfers or one of our local taxi companies.

Of course, if you make Exmoor House your Coleridge Way accommodation base, you won't need to worry about luggage at all. It also means that you'll be able to take advantage of our dinner bed and breakfast special break rates . To transfer you back here when you've finished your day's walk, and to your start point the next morning, there is an excellent service called the Moor Rover bus (this needs to be pre-booked).

The Coleridge Way is 51 miles long, taking in the Quantocks, the Brendon Hills and a wonderful range of Exmoor, Somerset and North Devon scenery on the way. To do the whole route you can start at either Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey (where the poet lived for some time) or at Lynmouth (another favourite walking area for Coleridge and his friends). The walk passes through Porlock (a person from Porlock interrupted Coleridge when he was writing Kubla Khan - he never regained the inspiration to finish the poem).

You can find detailed directions and downloadable route maps at www.coleridgeway.co.uk and a short video introduction to the Coleridge Way on youTube

If you'd like a rest day, why not treat yourselves to two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at Exmoor House? You could take in a wildlife safari on Exmoor (we can recommend two very good safari companies based in the village). There are buses from Wheddon Cross to Dunster and Minehead, for a visit to the castle or a day at the seaside.

More long distance walk ideas: Wheddon Cross is near the starting point of the Exmoor Ridgeway, which follows an ancient track across the moor. There is no accommodation at the halfway point of this two-day walk, but you could stay at Exmoor House and make use of the Moor Rover bus.

We are also close to the routes of the Macmillan Way West, which runs from Castle Cary to Barnstaple, and the Samaritans Way, which links Bristol to Lynton. The South West Coast Path starts from Minehead.

 

Summer on Exmoor

July, August and September are the season of festivals and fairs, so if you're visiting Exmoor in the next couple of months, why not join in the festivities? Visit our events page for some ideas.

But if it's peace and tranquillity you're after, then Exmoor National Park has that in abundance, too.

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Wheddon Cross
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