Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Porlock & Porlock Weir Walks
2 Popular Walks
Splendid Views of Bristol Channel Splendid Views of Bristol Channel
Walk 1 Porlock Weir to Culbone church
 5.0 miles (2h 10)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Porlock
 5.4 miles (2h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)

Porlock, a charming village in Somerset, and Porlock Weir, a quiet little harbour nearby, are both very popular centres for walkers.

The name means 'locked port (closed harbour)'


Point of Interest Porlock Weir
Pubs The Ship Inn
The Castle
The Royal Oak
parking Porlock Pay & Display Car Park,Bowling Green Lane
Walk 1
Porlock Weir to Culbone church (5.0 miles)


Through woods & a;long spectacular cliffs.

toilets near Car Park at Porlock Weir
The Ship Inn
Millers at Anchor

A From the car park facing inland turn right towards Porlock Weir's harbour. Turn left onto a Footpath.

B Follow Coastal Footpath up the hill . At the lane turn right. After a minute turn left onto a footpath and continue uphill and follow path with stream on your right.

C After 0.9 of a mile turn left at the lane, then continue for about 4 minutes and turn right onto Yearnor Mill Lane.

D You are now following part of the Coleridge Way , named after the poet Coleridge. Continue along this undulating lane for about 30 minutes with magnificent views of the coast.

E At the fingerpost , where the road bends towards Silcombe Farm , turn right to rejoin the coastal path.

F Just before you enter the woods you will see a footpath on right. Turn right then In about half a mile you reach Cusbone Church where the wedding scene in Lorna Doone was filmed - for the 'real' Lorna Doone church click here.

G Retrace your steps then take the South West Coast Path back to Porlock Weir.

Point of Interest spectacular views of Wales and Lundy Island

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Walk 2
Porlock (5.4 miles)



This popular but somewhat strenuous walk starts from Porlock's Main Park and follows public footpaths and some quiet lanes.

It includes two steepish climbs.

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