'Dunster is England’s largest medieval village, it boasts over 100 Conservation Grade 1 and 2 listed buildings, with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. However, it’s not just the beauty of the buildings that makes Dunster so welcoming, it’s also the gentle rolling hills and forests of the enticing Exmoor countryside ... The village has been accredited by Walkers are Welcome and there are some wonderful walks from the village, such as those on the Dunster Estate.'
'Porlock’s surrounds contain everything for the walker, starting with the long shingle bank curving across the Bay ... Everywhere there are numerous footpaths well maintained and sign-posted by the National Trust and the National park, in fact so many that none of them are ever crowded. In addition walkers have a wide choice of excellent refreshment stops in Porlock itself and in most of the surrounding old attractive hamlets ...'
'Craving crisp air and wide open spaces? Views that stretch for miles and miles? Wooded combes with babbling brooks? Uninterupted heathland? Wild jurassic coast? Better get your walking boots on then ...'
'The Dunster Mill Tea Rooms and Gardens in Mill Lane are set idyllically alongside the river next to the historically important mill where stone ground flour is produced and on sale. The owners specialise in home baking, everything is home-made and of course you find a cup of Twinings tea.'
However, the original Link for this Walk seems to have disappeared. So I have replaced it with a Link to ExploreMoor which has details of Walks around and about Dunster.
'Situated on the north eastern edge of Exmoor National Park, along the West Somerset coastline.'
'Whilst Exmoor National Park, the Quantocks Hills and the North Devon Coast are easily accessible and offer fabulous terrain for visitors of all abilities, we would always advise walkers to be fully prepared. Weather conditions on the moors can quickly change at anytime of the year. We would recommend that any group has a 1:25000 map of the area, a Compass and the knowledge to use it, suitable clothing, plus food & drinks to suit the chosen route. We also advise carrying a torch & whistle, first aid kit and emergency shelter if venturing further afield. Mobile Phone reception is extremely variable across the moors, even on the main road networks.'
'Opened in 2001 and consists of two routes. The northern route is 31Km (20 miles) and the southern route 29Km (18 miles).' Crowcombe is the start/end of the Northern Route; the Southern Route starts/ends at Broomfield, situated about 5 miles north of Taunton.
'A walk in the Quantocks can offer a surprising variety of secenery in such a small area. From farmland to shady combes and the open heathland of the ridge. Within 3hrs all of these aspects can be explored on foot, whilst there is still plenty of scope for more wide-ranging, day long tours.'
About half a dozen short circular walks around and about Sampford Brett: 'The village is ideally placed for those interested in walking and outdoor activities in general, being close to the Quantock hills and Exmoor. The Coleridge Way footpath passes through the village'.
'One of the best walks in the world, where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational. This Trail really is the walk of a lifetime. The Trail has its own Website full of information - visit it here.'
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