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    Hurlstone Point and Selworthy Beacon Walk

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    444 m
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    Hurlstone Point and Selworthy Beacon Walk

    The walk along Hurlstone Point and the Selworthy beacon is a fun adventure that will allow you to explore some of the lovely coastal landscapes within Exmoor National Park. Featuring some fairly hilly terrain, dramatic cliffs, and stunning views overlooking the Bristol Channel and South Wales, this is a lovely walk that can be enjoyed by casual and seasoned walkers alike. Make sure to bring an extra layer of clothing, as it can be quite windy along the coast!

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    Route Description for Hurlstone Point and Selworthy Beacon Walk

    The Hurlstone Point and Selworthy Beacon Walk is a popular trail in the Minehead area of Exmoor National Park, thanks to its undulating but relatively easy to traverse terrain, as well as its stunning views across the Bristol Channel. Make sure that you wear some proper walking boots for this adventure, as you will be ascending and descending a series of hills in the area. Additionally, it is fairly exposed along the coast, so a windproof jacket or extra jumper is advised to keep the elements at bay.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will head to the northwest and immediately begin climbing uphill to reach the summit of Selworthy Beacon. After taking in the views of the surrounding landscape, continue on to the northwest to reach Hurlstone Point with its spectacular views across the channel towards South Wales. From here, you will head to the southeast and traverse the rugged terrain along Bossington Hill, passing through a peaceful stretch of forest along the slope of the hill until you arrive back at the trailhead where you started your journey.

    Getting to the Hurlstone Point and Selworthy Beacon Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Hurlstone Point and Selworthy Beacon Walk from Minehead, head northwest on Holloway Street for 0.3 km and turn left onto Middle Street, following it for 21 m. Turn right here onto Church Street and continue on for 0.2 km before turning left along Vicarage Road. After 64 m, make a right on Moor Road and follow it for 0.8 km, following the road to the right for another 4.3 km. Here, you will find roadside parking on the right.

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