South West Coast Path: County Gate to Trentishoe

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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5.5-8h
Distance
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18.3 km
Elevation
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841 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The South West Coast Path: County Gate to Trentishoe is only a small part of a much longer route, but it offers some beautifully scenic views along the North Devon Coast and Exmoor National Park. While walking along this point-to-point trail, you will traverse some rugged coastal terrain and enjoy spectacular views overlooking the waters of the Bristol Channel that stretch out towards South Wales. This is a one-way route, so don’t forget to arrange a pick up at the end point of your walk.

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Route Description for South West Coast Path: County Gate to Trentishoe

While the South West Coast Path: County Gate to Trentishoe is a lengthy route in it’s own right, it is actually a part of a much longer trail that extends along the Devon coast, making it a popular activity for long distance walkers, trail runners, and backpackers. Setting out from the trailhead in County Gate, you will make your way north through a lovely stretch of forest before turning to the west to walk along the coast. As you traverse the rugged coastal terrain here, you will enjoy spectacular views across the blue expanse of the Bristol Channel. After passing through Lynmouth, you will continue to navigate along the charming coves and bays of the coast, until you eventually reach the terminus of the route at Trentishoe along the banks of the River Heddon.

Getting to the South West Coast Path: County Gate to Trentishoe Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the South West Coast Path: County Gate to Trentishoe from Porlock, head west on High Street/A39 for 10.6 km, where you will find the car park on the left. From there, you will need to travel north on foot through the forest to reach the trailhead.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    One Way

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