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Dunkery Beacon from Wheddon Cross
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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.  A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL9Sheet Map1:25kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Explorer OL9Digital Map1:25kBUY MAP
Ordnance Survey Landranger 181Sheet Map1:50kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Landranger 181Digital Map1:50kBUY MAP
A-Z ExmoorAtlas1:25kBUY ATLAS

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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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.

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