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    Exmoor Circular Walk

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    26.7 km
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    902 m
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    Exmoor Circular Walk

    The Exmoor Circular Walk may be a lengthy undertaking, but the stunning views along the trail will be more than enough of a reward for your efforts. While out walking the trail, you will climb uphill across the undulating landscape surrounding Selworthy Beacon for some amazing views overlooking the Bristol Channel before cutting across the picturesque Somerset countryside. If you enjoy longer walks and want to explore the natural beauty of Exmoor National Park, then this route will be right up your alley.

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    Route Description for Exmoor Circular Walk

    Walking the Exmoor Circular Trail is a fantastic adventure that will suit the needs of anyone looking for a longer distance route with stunning views of the Bristol Channel that stretch out to South Wales. This walk features a good amount of elevation gain and some sections of trail that will be a bit rugged or uneven under foot. Be sure to wear proper walking footwear with good support and bring plenty of supplies (snacks, water, extra clothing) to comfortably traverse the trail.

    Setting out from the trailhead near the Minehead Harbour, you will walk along the shores of the Bristol Channel for a short stretch before climbing uphill through the forest. Eventually, you will break free of the tree cover and head to the west across the undulating landscape, passing by North Hill and Selworthy Beacon, as you enjoy some spectacular views of Exmoor National Park and the Bristol Channel. After descending the hillside near Bossington, you will turn to the south and traverse the open countryside, passing through several quaint villages until you once again enter into a serene stretch of woodland terrain. From here, you will head east across the Somerset countryside, climbing uphill through another forest and passing back through the town of Minehead on the return to the car park where you began.

    Getting to the Exmoor Circular Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Exmoor Circular Walk from Minehead, drive east on The Parade for 133 m and turn left onto Blenheim Road. Follow this for 0.5 km and turn left onto Quay Street. After 0.8 km, you will arrive at the car park.

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      Minehead Camping and Caravan

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      Older Children only

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