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Stage 02: Porlock Weir to Lynmouth – South West Coast Path

12.5 mi
2.0 mph
2,300 ft
2,325 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
9.68 mi
10.6 mi

Countisbury Church

Hiking Highlight

12.4 mi

Glen Lyn Gorge

Hiking Highlight

12.5 mi


Hiking Highlight

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a hike.

June 19, 2019


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    After an easy introduction to the South West Coast Path, stage two is more challenging but offers much reward for your efforts.

    From Porlock Weir it is a steep ascent through Yearnor Wood to Culbone. Here, you can follow the cliff-top route, which affords wonderful views over Exmoor and the Welsh coast, or take the more direct path through the ancient Culbone Woods.

    Whichever route you take, the landscape is a dramatic and beautiful. These landscapes were a huge inspiration to English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who penned The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan whilst staying on Exmoor.

    Stage two finishes in the picturesque twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, which offer a wide range of accommodation, places to eat and drink, as well as shops and other attractions.

    • June 20, 2019