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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Porlock. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Porlock is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Porlock

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    Dunkery Beacon

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Welcome to the top of the world! Well, at least Somerset. We may not be blessed with mighty mountains in the South West, but it's still certainly and achievement to …

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    2

    Porlock Toll Road

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This is about 7km of fairly easy switch backs to the top. As close as Alpine fun as you’ll get in the South West. Bring your £1 for the toll. …

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    3

    Countisbury Church

    Hiking Highlight

    This small castle-looking church is perched up on the hill. It is open all the time to visitors - even as a refuge from the weather.

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    David
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    Kitnors tearooms

    Hiking Highlight

    Kitnors is located in the quintessentially-English village of Bossington; a beautiful place nestled amid rolling countryside where Exmoor meets the sea. They are open all year round and serve a …

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    Selworthy Beacon

    Hiking Highlight

    When you reach the 1,011 foot (308 meter) summit of Selworthy Beacon, you are afforded magnificent views over the rolling countryside and out to sea. There are lots of great …

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    It is the ruins of a mineral water bottling plant which also made Ginger beer. In 1852 the valley experienced an enormous flood that swept away the factory and other …

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    David
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    7

    Crook Pool

    Hiking Highlight

    Great swimming spot with some interesting pools and an island set in the forested banks of the East Lyn river.

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    David
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    8

    Hoar Water at Watersmeet

    Hiking Highlight

    This impressive waterfall is a must see from the bridge. After heavy rain in full spate it is quite a spectacle!

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    9

    Porlock

    Hiking Highlight

    Porlock is a popular yet authentic Exmoor village. Set in Porlock Vale, between the rolling hills of Exmoor and the sea, the village boasts characterful streets that wind between thatched …

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    10

    Dunkery Beacon - Up and Over

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    A steady rocky climb to the highest point on Exmoor. Great views from the top looking over Devon, Somerset and across the channel to Wales. After the climb enjoy the …

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    MTBJon
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    11

    Dunkery Beacon road summit

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Phew, you've reached the top of Dunkery Beacon on the road!

    Best tackled from the coastal northern side near the quaint village of Porlock, this 2 mile (3.2 km) climb …

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    12

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_CastleLegend says that the hillfort was built by fairies to protect themselves against the earth. Cow Castle is an Iron Age hill fort 5.75 kilometres (4 mi) West South …

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    13

    Path above lighthouse not recommended for the faint at heart, but you can cut back to the South West Coast Path.

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    Craig
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    14

    County Gate

    Hiking Highlight

    This is a car park, but it offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside if you happen to be passing. It is also an excellent staging point for day walks …

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    David
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    15

    Exford Bridge Tea Rooms

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Brilliant little cyclist friendly cafe in Exford, a great stop-off point for rides both on and off road on Exmoor. It's really close to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in …

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    16

    Horner Tea Gardens

    Hiking Highlight

    Open from 11am for the most delicious selection of cake and, of course, cream teas. Indoor and outdoor seating. Plus seating under a shelter so best of both worlds.

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    Sam
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    17

    Watersmeet House

    Hiking Highlight

    This is a National Trust tearoom in an isolated spot up the East Lyn river where the East Lyn and Hoar Oak waters meet . A magnificent location just a …

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    David
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    18

    Dunkery Descent

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    This descent is wide open and fast - at least initially. It soon becomes rather more rocky than is welcome as you charge into it at warp factor nine. Careful …

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    Barney
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    19

    The Two Moors Way

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    This part of the loop runs along the waymarked Two Moors Way, a 145km coast-to-coast route that runs from Lynton on the north Devon coast to Ivybridge on the south, …

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    20

    Hawkcombe Head Trail

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Rocky, twisting single track at the top gives way to fast grassy track that leads into the woods. Great views on the descent and lots of fun through the woods.

    Tip by
    MTBJon

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