|Finish||Lynmouth / Lynton|
|Length||12.1 miles (19.4 km)|
In this section the Coast Path, some of which is managed by the National Trust, journeys over dramatic cliff paths, along farm tracks, through fields and beautiful wooded combes with seasonal waterfalls and streams. Leave the open harbour of Porlock Weir and climb the steep slopes into Yearnor Wood.
From Culbone you can choose to follow the clifftop route with spectacular views over Exmoor and across to the Welsh coast, or take the more direct path through ancient Culbone Woods. Either way, this is a dramatic landscape which was almost certainly the inspiration for the descriptions of the wild coastal settings in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Kubla Khan and The Ancient Mariner, both written whilst staying on Exmoor.
Moderate with some more strenuous ascents
Porlock, Lynmouth and Lynton have a large number of pubs, shops, restaurants and cafes between them, but there are few options along the route. You may find refreshments near Culbone and there is an inn slightly inland at Countisbury.
Taunton is the nearest mainline railway station. The First 28 bus service runs from Taunton to Minehead, as does the 300 Exmoor Coastlink which goes on to run every 3 hours or so between Porlock and Lynton.
Porlock Weir (Postcode for Sat Navs: TA24 8PB), County Gate, Black Gate, Watersmeet.