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Culbone Church and the Fairytale Tunnels from the South West Coast Path

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Strenuous but rewarding walk

Climb up from Porlock Weir is quite hard but well worth it. The tunnels are interesting and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Beautiful diversion on the SW Coast path

Well worth a few minutes to savor the atmosphere of this remote 1000 year old church. The place... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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A gentle climb through woodland to follow a high route to England's smallest complete church, which can only be reached on foot along the South West Coast Path. There are spectacular views across the Bristol Channel on a clear day. The 4.7 mile...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Climb up from Porlock Weir is quite hard but well worth it. The tunnels are interesting and the tiny Church basic but well worth a look. NB it is the only church I have ever seen with a sign inviting you to come in even...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a few minutes to savor the atmosphere of this remote 1000 year old church. The place feels both historic and spiritual.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Culbone church is one of the oldest churches in the uk. We were impressed about the history from the leppra people who lived their in the bush but were not allowed to come in the church. They followed the church services outside from a special...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

It's a fairly challenging walk up, we hire slippy in places but great views in places. The church is very small and unique. One word, make sure you deet yourself up because I got back and had a tick on my foot.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank SpondonBongles
Reviewed July 6, 2018

This was a short 2 mile walk along easy going,wooded paths,well signed to the Church which is open,good stop to sit in well cared for church yard ,benches here. Please note ,take you wraping with you,some do not. Streams,bridge,photo shoot.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

The path has changed a bit after landslips and weathering but still a magical walk up to the hamlet of Culbone and its tiny church. Walking poles were helpful on one short steep part of the track and the path mostly stayed dry even under...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Really lovely walk in a beautiful location BUT dog walkers be careful of ticks as me and my friend have ticks on all three of our dogs! The walk is very steep.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Having now done this walk twice if u go past culbourne church you will go through a wooded section on the gate is a sign warning u about ticks please be aware as i have spent last few days removing them from my dogs and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank odb30
Reviewed August 12, 2017

This is a unique church in a secluded combe which can be accessed on foot from Porlock Weir. Despite previous comments, the walk is less than two miles although the first mile is moderately steep and may feel further to less frequent walkers (maybe 45...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank monty m
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Starting from the car-park at Porlock Weir, the path to one of the smallest churches in England, Culbone, originally 13th century, is part of the South-West coast path. The path is accessed from behind the Ship or the Anchor hotel. The first pert of the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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