Dunkery Beacon Circular Walk
If you are looking to explore the rugged terrain in the heart of Exmoor National Park, then the Dunkery Beacon Circular Walk is a great option. While out on this trail, you will climb uphill across the moor to the summit of Dunkery Beacon, which offers an amazing sightline of the surrounding landscape. This route also offers a good chance of encountering some local wildlife, including the native Exmoor Pony that is semi-feral and roams the landscape here.
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Route Description for Dunkery Beacon Circular Walk
Walking the Dunkery Beacon Circular Trail is a great excursion in Exmoor National Park that is popular with outdoor enthusiasts looking to experience the rugged terrain towards the interior of the park. You should make sure to wear sturdy walking boots with good ankle support, as there are multiple inclines along the trail. If you are walking with a dog you will need to ensure that they are on a leash, as Exmoor ponies and livestock may be present in the area.
Setting out from the car park, you will immediately begin making your way uphill across the moor to the northwest, in a relatively brief effort to reach the summit of Dunkery Beacon. Take some time to appreciate the stunning views of the surrounding countryside and coastal areas to the north, before making your way downhill to the west. After crossing over a road, you will descend another hill and loop around the moor to the southwest, climbing back uphill to once again cross the road. From here, follow the trail east across the moor to enjoy some final views of this unique landscape before arriving back at the car park.
Getting to the Dunkery Beacon Circular Walk Trailhead
To reach the trailhead for the Dunkery Beacon Circular Walk from Wheddon Cross, make your way west on B3224 for 1.1 km and make a slight right. After 2.6 km, you will arrive at the car park.
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