In the Footsteps of the Romantic Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 -1834
Walk 51 miles through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best known work.
From Nether Stowey on the Quantock Hills, where Coleridge lived for three years, walk:
- The quiet and unspoilt northern fringes of the Quantock Hills through the villages of Holford, West Quantoxhead and Bicknoller
- The little known Brendon Hills through the villages of Monksilver, Roadwater and Luxborough, across Lype Hill to Wheddon Cross
- The remote Exmoor moorland fringes of Dunkery Hill to the woodland village of Horner to Porlock and on to the Doone Valley and the East Lyn to reach the end of the route at Lynmouth
You will travel through a variety of landscapes: heathland, moorland, deciduous & coniferous woodland, farmland, deeply wooded valleys and historic villages with expansive views over the coast towards Wales. Most villages along the route have at least one pub to provide you with welcome refreshment. There are also a number of delightful tea rooms and village shops to visit.
The Coleridge Way can be completed over six consecutive days, making it ideal for an excellent walking holiday. Stay for a few days and enjoy the high quality bed and breakfast accommodation along the way, all offering a friendly welcome and some providing a luggage transfer service to make your break even more relaxing.