Start the Path 10 Mile Hike

 

*Please note unfortuantely that this event has now been cancelled due to Storm Callum. All participants should have received an email explaining how to claim a refund if required. We are sorry for the dissapointment.*

Location: Minehead
Date: Oct 13, 2018
Start time: 9:00am
Distance: 10 miles
Theme: All day hike
Suitable for: People of all ages able to walk for a full day
Difficulty: This walk is relatively challenging, there is a steep climb at the start!
Hosted by: South West Coast Path Association
Meeting place: Porlock Central car park, nearest postcode TA24 8QD
Coach transfer to start of walk: 9.30am
Start: 10.00am, Minehead Seafront
Finish: Porlock Central car park


Always wanted to walk the Coast Path but never known where to start? Here is your chance to walk the iconic first 10 miles of the trail with us leading the way!

Leave the pavements of Minehead behind as you set off onto the iconic first section of the 630-mile National Trail. Head across the Holnicote estate through woodland, along steep cliff tops, farm tracks and up and down beautiful wooded combes with bracken, gorse and bubbling streams, landscapes that inspired some of our most famous romantic poets from Wordsworth to Coleridge.
 
Exmoor boasts the highest coastline in England with cliffs rising to 250m, 820ft, therefore there are some steep climbs and descents in this section. The route will follow the more inland path on the moor and enjoy the spectacular views from Selworthy Beacon and across the Bossington coastline.

There is a lot to look out for, as the Exmoor coast provides a rich habitat for many beautiful and rare species of flora and fauna, including the blackneck moth, red deer, stag beetles and whitebeam trees.

Please wear sensible footwear, pack a waterproof and bring plenty of drinking water in a re-usable bottle. Please also bring a packed lunch with you.

Advanced booking essential.
 

Event/Challenge Intro

  • Walk guide
  • First aid cover
  • Coach transfer to the start
  • Downloadable Coast Path fundraising guide

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Here are some photos from last year to get you excited:

photographer: Vickie Moss PhotographyColeton Fishacre Torchlit Trail 2017

South West Coast Path Challenge 2017

photographer: Catherine CarterSwanage 10 Mile Hike 2017

photographer: Catherine CarterGolden Cap Torchlit Trail 2017