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Selworthy Beacon & North Hill from Bossington
Introduction to Walk 1221

Photo from the walk - Selworthy Beacon & North Hill from Bossington

Nat Park - Exmoor

County/Area - Somerset

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 1225 feet / 371 metres

Grade - moderate

Selworthy Beacon and North Hill are the main objectives of this walk from Bossington, Somerset. The route offers a variety of Exmoor scenery with coastal hills, views of high moors and the interesting village of Selworthy. 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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