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On a hill far far away there was

a bump on the horizon, so we had to find out what it was about. Talking the staff at the Inn, they... read more

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Vince D
England, United Kingdom
Breath taking!

Well worth a visit!!! Couldn’t stay for too long as the children don’t have a huge attention span... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

a bump on the horizon, so we had to find out what it was about. Talking the staff at the Inn, they mentioned a car park further up the hill which would be a gentler climb to the top. so we set up, and shortly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vince D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit!!! Couldn’t stay for too long as the children don’t have a huge attention span! But definitely worth a visit on a clear day!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sophierf1
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I walked from Tivington to Dunkery Beacon and back via a round trip. The initial climb is steepish but soon becomes a gentle, steady climb and not at all strenuous. However, if needed there is no shame in taking the odd rest...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rowenabond
Reviewed January 30, 2019

We came here to scatter my friend's ashes as this was one of her favourite spots. It was my first time at Dunkery Beacon and it took my breath away being so high up with a panoramic view to wonder upon! A really gorgeous place....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JuneBug1939
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Enjoyable stroll from the car park up to the cairn which marks the highest point of both Exmoor and Somerset. One of the most well-known places on Exmoor and on a clear day you'll see from Dartmoor to the Brecon Beacons.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TomHowe137
Reviewed October 19, 2018

A huge climb to something like 1700 feet above Porlock, with views across to Wales and Dartmnoor to savour at the top. Well worth the climb.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank O5957YNdanc
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I've climbed up to Dunkery Beacon times without number, since being dragged up there protesting as an eight year old. It is well worth any effort involved. Truly beautiful and highly to be recommended.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SPWHarpsden
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We walked from Porlock via the Moors, along the pebbled beach to the Weir where we had oysters and ginger beer - delicious a treat. By the way you can order oysters to be delivered to the Porlock Spar for £1 an oyster. We then...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Part of a several hour walk on a day where the weather varied between warm and sunny and cold foggy and drizzly. Though we thought we were well equipped we got quite cold at times, and quite warm at others. The surroundings were also varied...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank quietplum
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Go when the weather is good and you will see a tremendous view. Quickest route up is from the car park in the south east corner. Very stony walk so walking boots are a must. Uphill walk for about 25 minutes and quite rugged. No...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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