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Culbone Church and the Fairytale Tunnels from the South West Coast Path

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Culbone Church and the Fairytale Tunnels from the South West Coast Path

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Porlock Weir Car Park, Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park TA24 8PB England
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South West Coast Path Walking - Somerset & Devon (11 days, 10 nights)
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South West Coast Path Walking - Somerset & Devon (11 days, 10 nights)

The South West Coast Path is one of the UK’s National Trail footpaths, running 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset, round the South West tip of England to Bournemouth in Dorset. This itinerary focusses on the Somerset &amp; North Devon Coastline. From the start in Minehead, the path drifts inland across Exmoor and the gorgeous moorland landscape. <br><br>What's included?<br>Breakfast included, other meals excluded <br>Luggage Transfers between accommodation providers<br>Fully comprehensive tour pack with maps, available in English, German, French and Italian as standard. (Other languages available on request)<br>Access to a smartphone digital app which offers GPS tracking for the routes (downloaded prior to save on data costs)<br>Access to a 24/7 helpline in case of any emergencies <br><br>Exclusions<br>Entry or admission fee<br>Landing &amp; facility fees<br>Individual travel to the UK<br>Lunch &amp; Dinner<br>Travel Taxes<br>Entry fees to attractions <br><br>Please note<br>Passport required<br>Passport needed if travelling to UK from other countries
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John W wrote a review Oct 2020
Lancaster, United Kingdom76 contributions25 helpful votes
What a wonderful scenic walk to an out of the way chapel, some moderate step paths but a magical chapel nestled in a hidden valley only accessible by foot
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ian Baird wrote a review Aug 2020
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
I hadn't been to Culbone church for 25 years so I was really glad to have the chance to return. It's a beautiful but very singular place, deep in a wooded valley leading to the sea. We walked from the Lynmouth/Porlock road at the top so that we could revisit the Culbone Stone high on the hillside above first. That's an experience in itself - a believed boundary marker from the sixth century deep within an extraordinary wood that's like something from an Arthur Rackham illustration! The walk down to the church (and back!) is very steep, sometimes slippery and arduous so you have to be quite fit and nimble, but it's definitely worth it. An extraordinary and unforgettable ancient place.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jonathan M wrote a review Aug 2020
Ludlow, United Kingdom53 contributions47 helpful votes
An exceptionally beautiful walk along part of the Devon Coastal Path which takes you from Porlock Weir along the Worthy Toll Road (not to be confused with the toll road bypassing Porlock Hill) climbing up through dense woodland, with beautiful sea views out over the Bristol Channel, to reach St. Beuno's (pronounced Bayno) Church at Culbone. The church with its little tower, tiny spire, nave, and chancel is the smallest complete parish church in England. Set magically in a wooded dell, it is well worth the effort involved to reach it. A word of warning: along this particular stretch of the coastal path part of it has been diverted owing to a landslip. While the route is perfectly safe, it is what it is and is not for the fainthearted, nor for those with any kind of mobility difficulties. However, those with the responsibility of maintaining it would do well to improve both signage and also install, at some locations, wooden handrails to aid both ascent and descent.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Nicole wrote a review Jul 2020
17 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely and scenic walk but there are very steep hills. The church is beautiful and well worth a visit!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Trent19 wrote a review Jul 2020
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom152 contributions46 helpful votes
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Circular walk from Porlock Weir via Culbone Church. This is a pretty walk but not for the faint hearted! Most of the 5 mile walk is either up or down hill and is very steep - not good for the knee joints! The walk takes you through 2 underground tunnels and past the toll road building which is very unusual. Culbone Church is a pretty Church in a tranquil spot and only accessible on foot. The walk continues mostly uphill before a long, steep final decent back to Porlock Weir.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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