Dunkery Beacon from Wheddon Cross

Introduction to Walk 1220

Photo from the walk - Dunkery Beacon from Wheddon Cross

Nat Park - Exmoor

County/Area - Somerset

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 1170 feet / 355 metres

Grade - moderate

This Somerset walk visits the highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon. Starting from Wheddon Cross, the highest village on Exmoor, the walk includes a variety of scenic interest including wooded combes and wild moorland.

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Walk Description

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Exmoor NP

Exmoor National Park lies in West Somerset and North Devon including a dramatic section of coast. Wild moorland dominates the high ground with Dunkery Beacon the highest point within ... - More information

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Accommodation Nearby

Exmoor House
Wheddon Cross
0.1 miles / 0.1 km away
** Featured Supplier **
Quarry Cottage Porlock
Porlock
5.1 miles / 8.2 km away
Glen Lodge
Porlock
5.1 miles / 8.2 km away
Amberton Bed & Breakfast
Porlock
5.2 miles / 8.4 km away
** Featured Supplier **
Exmoor Country House
Porlock
5.3 miles / 8.5 km away
Mobile Homes 4u - Static Caravan Hire
Minehead
5.3 miles / 8.5 km away
The Gables
Porlock
5.5 miles / 8.7 km away
** Featured Supplier **
The Cottage
Porlock, Exmoor
5.6 miles / 8.9 km away
The Exmoor Forest Inn
Simonsbath, Exmoor
9.4 miles / 15.0 km away
The Old Cider House
Nether Stowey
16.8 miles / 26.8 km away

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