West Somerset Coast Path
40 km / 25 miles
The West Somerset Coast Path runs from the hamlet of Steart to the coastal resort of Minehead and passes through the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The Coast Path links the River Parrett Trail to the South West Coast Path National Trail, and also joins the Coleridge Way and Quantock Greenway just south of the A39 near East Quantoxhead.
At approximately 25 miles (40km) in length, the coast path boasts magnificent seaward and inland views, with occasional glimpses of industrial archaeology and a wealth of geology.
Full route description available from website below.
Strider News - August 2015 (Publication Update)
Aurum Press have published a new guide to the Somerset Coast Path.
|Path Type:||Other Paths|
|Attributes:||Coastal; Downland/Wolds; Heritage; Industrial History|
ST275459 - Steart, Somerset
SS971466 - Minehead, Somerset
|Web Sites:||Somerset CC - Long Distance Walking Routes - Route 5|
|GPS Routes - West Somerset Coast Path|
Publications, Badges and Certificates:
|Paperback:||Somerset Coast Path: National Trail Guide (National Trail Guides) (Aurum Press - 2014)|
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|Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.|
|At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.|
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|OS Landranger:||181, 182|
|OS Landranger Active:||181, 182|
|OS Explorer:||9, 140, 153|
|OS Explorer Active:||9, 140, 153|
Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:
|From Path||Along Path|
|Self-catering:||Old Rectory Coach House (bookable online)||1 Km||24 Km|
|Hostel Accommodation:||Minehead YHA, Alcombe Combe, Minehead, Somerset||2 Km||39 Km|
|Hotels:||Channel House Hotel (bookable online)||< 1 Km||40 Km|
|Hostel Accommodation:||Base Lodge, Minehead, Somerset||< 1 Km||40 Km|
|National Trails (England & Wales):||South West Coast Path National Trail|
|Paths Marked on OS mapping:||Macmillan Way West - Castle Cary to Barnstaple; River Parrett Trail|
|Other Paths:||Celtic Way The Exmoor Option; Channel to Channel (Devon - Somerset); Coleridge Way; Quantock Greenway; Somerset Way; Summits of Somerset and Avon
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|Anytime Challenges:||Quantock Way|
|GPS Exchange Format Route File:||West Somerset Coast Path GPX Exchange Format Route File||Login to Download
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|40.4 Km (25.1 miles)
597 m (1,959 ft) ascent
151 m (495 ft) maximum height