South West Coast Path - Culver Cliff Woodland Walk

South West Coast Path - Culver Cliff Woodland Walk

South West Coast Path - Culver Cliff Woodland Walk
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An invigorating 1.3 mile climb on the South West Coast Path through mixed woodland, rich in wildlife and with magnificent views out across the Bristol Channel. The return route drops gently downhill along a Victorian drive built by the Luttrells of Dunster Castle. There is an optional adventurous detour for keen geologists if the tide is low.
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barbara V
Bournemouth, UK44 contributions
Feb 2022
The feeling that we achieved something on our weekend away. Strenuous walk up the cliff. Very windy at the top. Amazing views across Bristol channel and Exmoor.
Nice to get away from maskwearing.
Steep climb down to Porlock marshes and the fossil trees. It took us 4 hours.
Lovely to finish in a pub with a cider.
Kind bus driver on the local minibus drove us to the next cash point to get some money to pay the fare as he didn't take cards.
Written February 8, 2022
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Mr. Book
7 contributions
Aug 2020
The walk from the RNLI bathhouse along thebay leading to the beach is a lovely walk,making me feel like I was in an Enid Blyton book😉 with the quaint little houses across from the bay with their gardens laid up the side of the hills behind them in a most fascinating way -well for us city dwellers it was-and the free steam wagon chugging along the street and the sparkling water... We didn't want to go home.Above the beach to o be end there's a great woodland walk which is fine for young kids too though I would not suggest buggies.
Written July 11, 2021
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK2,050 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The SWCP starts in Minehead and 630 miles later ends in Poole Dorset. The Culver Cliff section of the South West Coastal Path starts just beyond the Quay West car park with its toilet block,at the harbour end of Minehead ( although strangely we found it cheaper to park on the road for an extended period rather than in the car park).
Initially flat through grassland at the beginning it rises steeply through the wood towards Hurlstone Point. But as others have mentioned there are several resting places and it flattens out at the top and the views across the Bristol Channel are stunning when you arrive at the point. It’s then largely downhill into Porlock where you can pick up a bus back to Minehead.
Written June 23, 2022
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Jaynie V
6 contributions
Jul 2021
Really enjoyed this walk. Went up past Greenaleigh point to the chapel ruins (they were a bit of a waste of time) and then we kept going to Bossington before turning back. Really enjoyable and some good views
Written July 8, 2021
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Tas S
Birmingham, UK27 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Dragged thd kids and wife out. Was a quirky little walk and has some good views without bring too taxing. Well worth doing if in Minehead for a few days.
Written July 26, 2018
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Leasa1J
Hayling Island, UK22 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
We pre booked 1st call taxi based in exmoor to collect us from the car park in Minehead (excellent man and service, his prices were all listed on his website). He took us to the start of the coast path in Porlock by the marshes. Our intention was to walk back to the car at Minehead.
This was one of the most natural and beautiful paths I've done so far. It began with a very steep ascent taking in some old ruins. Once at the top there was a choice of 2 paths and we took the 'rugged' path. It wound around the very edges of the cliffs and the views stunning. This route is challenging but worth it. It is clearly marked but with very few benches so no resting here!
Along the way the scenes were varied with the coastline visible below and various colour changes on the cliffs. There were views over Exmoore. Very windy and raw. Towards Minehead there were wild ponies grazing and a path that led to Mulberry Chapel ruins. Take this path if you're a thrill seeker! It eventually rejoins the coast path near Minehead Quay.
Not for the weak willed this hike is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace as it is right out there in the elements and very steep in places. Well worth it if you're a wilderness seeker. I have put some photos on my Facebook page, heartucation.
Written October 4, 2016
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SEG
Isle of Portland, UK37 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
It was a dull morning, with a threat of rain, as I set out from Minehead, but nothing could dampen my enthusiasm or excitement. Here I was, setting out for Bude (in 10 days time, hopefully), on the official start of the SWCP - although I'd already completed 56 miles in Dorset, from Lyme Regis to Lulworth Cove.
After leaving the playground beyond Minehead harbour, the path wound up through woods ... I had begun!
Go for it!!! As far as you can, and at whatever pace suits you, the rewards are amazing.
Written June 16, 2019
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia11,652 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
The South West Coast Path starts here and is 630 miles long. This walk is quite short and I have walked it twice. Today it was the start of the long walk for me and a great way to begin.
Written April 27, 2019
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Mick T-J
Tiverton, UK15 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Nice walk along the sea front to Minehead town centre and the steam train station(West Somerset Railway).
Written March 26, 2019
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FRED B
Hebden Bridge, England, United Kingdom2 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Good days walk, lovely views, hilly and need decent footwear plus sunshine! Variations to the route for easier / harder walking and well signed
Written May 30, 2018
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