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​The Coleridge Way starts at the Poets home, Coleridge Cottage

Section 1

Nether Stowey

 to Monksilver

​Leaving Monksilver, you now enter Exmoor National Park.

Section 2


to Wheddon Cross

​Lock horns with Exmoor's highest point, Dunkery Beacon.

Section 3

Wheddon Cross 

to Porlock Weir

Leave Porlock Weir this morning with a climb through Worthy Wood

Section 4

Porlock Weir 

to Lynmouth

Spend an extra day walking in and around Lynmouth


Extra day 

in Lynmouth

Walk on to Minehead or Barnstaple on the Coast Path


Walk on to 

Minehead / Barnstaple

Church of St Etheldreda, St Audries with the backdrop of golden autumn trees

Loved Kubla Khan and the Ancient Mariner as a child and whilst I can't promise sunny domes and ice caverns follow in the Poets paths to see a hidden side of Exmoor and Somerset that the rest just rush on by and miss out on

Damon - Walking Director at Encounter

The Coleridge Way

The Coleridge Way

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Pricing On This Route

A single walker staying in single or single occupancy en-suite rooms can expect to pay somewhere between £150 and £180 per night, including luggage transfers.

Two people sharing a double or twin en-suite room can expect to pay somewhere between £110 and £140 per person per night,  inclusive of luggage transfers.

Please be aware that these prices depend on accommodation chosen, time of year, etc. and are indicative only, based on customers walking with us between 2021 and 2023. For accurate pricing please request a quote.

Our prices include -

  • - Your choices of good quality en-suite B&B, Inn and small hotel accommodation with full breakfast (where available), together with upgrade options.

  • - Detailed walking route planning and ongoing support from specialist walking advisors from your enquiry through to the end of the walk

  • - A full booking administration and holiday management service including information on travel to and from your walking routes

  • - Secure and reliable daily luggage transfers between accommodations

  • - The best available maps & guidebooks along with your own personal detailed route notes & itinerary posted to you whether you are based in the UK or overseas

Please see below for six factors which affect your quoted price - 

1 - The time of year you are walking -  The low season (outside of May to September) is generally cheaper than the peak months.

2 - How early you book. Cheaper accommodation tends to book out first so to get the best prices and choice of accommodation we recommend you book as early as you can. Bookings open for the season the previous summer.

3 - Which routes and areas you choose - Cornwall, South Devon and Dorset are the more expensive regions while Wales, Somerset, North Devon and Dartmoor tend to offer better prices. We also often run seasonal special offers on certain routes so ask if these would be of interest.

4 - Type of accommodation  -  You can choose to upgrade to luxury hotels or downgrade to basic B&B's and we will try to match your walk to your budget. Quotes will show standard options and the costs for any upgrades so you can pick and choose to suit your plans.

5 - The number of walkers - rates are generally based on 2 walkers -  the more walkers the cheaper prices get as we split the costs of providing the walk between the group.

6 - Luggage Transfers - our quotes include two prices - with and without luggage transfers so if you want to keep the costs down you can choose to carry your own luggage to avoid those charges.

If you want to try to get the lowest prices let us know your budget - we can advise honestly and openly what is possible - we don't want to see anyone unable to walk the routes due to costs.


To request a quote costs nothing and there is no commitment to book - so do try us! We usually have quotes emailed back to you within a few days and these documents are very detailed with accommodation choices, website links to the accommodations, route descriptions, daily walking grade and mileage, travel info to the trail and of course a guaranteed price to consider.  All for the specific walk YOU want.

Route Profile and Options

Fast Route
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Nether Stowey to Roadwater
Roadwater to Porlock
Porlock to Lynmouth
Extra day walking on the Two Moors Way
Continue on to Minehead / Barnstaple
18.5 miles
16 miles
16.5 miles
3 - 5 days
Daily average 17 miles
Relaxed Route
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Daily average 8.75 miles
Nether Stowey to Williton
Williton to Roadwater
Roadwater to Wheddon Cross
Wheddon Cross to Porlock Weir
Porlock to Brendon
Brendon to Lynmouth
Extra day walking on the Two Moors Way
Continue on to Minehead / Barnstaple
11 miles
8 miles
8 miles
10.5 miles
11.5 miles
 5 miles
3 - 5 days
Standard Route
Day 1
Nether Stowey to Monksilver
14.5 miles
Day 2
Monksilver to Wheddon Cross
12.5 miles
Day 3
Wheddon Cross to Porlock Weir
10.5 miles
Day 4
Porlock Weir to Lynmouth
14 miles
Extra day walking on the Two Moors Way
Continue on to Minehead / Barnstaple
3 - 5 days
Daily average 12.9 miles

Travel To And From The Route

Train Arrival  - Mainline Trains run from London, Bristol and the Midlands to Taunton and Bridgewater Station taking only 2 to 2.5 hours. Buses run every two hours from Bridgewater straight to Nether Stowey taking around 40 minutes. Taunton Station has some direct buses to Nether Stowey but its often easiest and not expensive to take the train to Taunton and just take a taxi from the station for the last section to Nether Stowey.

Train Departure -  From Porlock -  buses run into Minehead where you change for Taunton and the mainline train service. Journeys are frequent and take around 1.5 to 2 hours to the mainline station. At Minehead as an option you can change to the West Somerset Steam Railway and depart in style with a one hour journey back through the Quantocks to Taunton - ask for details.

From Lynmouth - Buses run from Lynmouth to Barnstaple Station on the scenic North Devon Branch Line. Its then around 1 hour on this stunning train journey to link to the main London to Penzance train line at Exeter St Davids.

Reviews & Feedback



Highlights - A huge variety of walking including open moors, ancient woodland and deep gorges ending at the coast. Well off the usual tourist track on quiet and peaceful trails with few walkers. Discover timeless,  pretty villages and endless inspiring views on a walk suitable for all. Links Exmoor National Park with the protected Quantocks and Brendon Hill Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Options – Link to one of the best sections of the South West Coast Path West to Barnstaple or East back to Minehead or join the Somerset Coast Path on the week long 100 mile challenge route. Climb Dunkerry Beacon, highest point on Exmoor. Add an extra day at Lynmouth to walk the best and final day of the Two Moors Way walk on a crazy descent from the heights of Exe Head all the way down the gorges...