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Porlock & Porlock Weir Walks

1 hour walks
Walk 1 (5.3 miles)Walk 2 (5.4 miles) 
Porlock Weir to Culbone church Porlock

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 InterestPorlock Weir
PubsThe Ship Inn
The Castle
The Royal Oak
parkingPorlock Pay & Display Central Car Park,
parkingSATNAV Postcode:TA24 8PH

Walk 1 Porlock Weir to Culbone church (5.0 miles)


Splendid Views of Bristol Channel

A great 5 mile (dog) hike through woods & along spectacular cliffs with extensive views.

toiletsnear Car Park at Porlock Weir
The Ship Inn
Millers at Anchor

The Walk

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.

Cusbone Church

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

Point of Interestspectacular views of Wales and Lundy Island
Porlock walk 1

Map of Walk 1

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Of the many spectacular coastal walks in Britain, this must rank as one of the top 5 walks!
A popular scenic walk through a tranquil Exe valley in the the heart of Exmoor.
Two popular walks from The historic & picturesque village of Dunster on the edge of Exmoor & the Quantocks


5 miles
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Walk 2 Porlock (5.4 miles)



This popular but somewhat strenuous 5 mile hike starts from Porlock's Main Park and follows public footpaths and some quiet lanes.

It includes two steepish climbs.

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Porlock walk 2

Map of Walk 2