Watersmeet & Foreland Point

Introduction to Walk 1262

Photo from the walk - Watersmeet & Foreland Point

Nat Park - Exmoor

County/Area - Devon

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km

Ascent - 3630 feet / 1100 metres

Grade - mod/hard

The main focus of this Devon walk is a superb section of the South West Coast Path in the Exmoor National Park east from Foreland Point. In addition the route visits Watersmeet and explores the East Lyn valley. This route includes some significant ascents and should not be underestimated.

Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series. Note If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet OL9 BUY MAP

Landranger Map graphic - OS Landranger - Sheet 180 BUY MAP

Other walks nearby

Walk 1263
0.5 miles / 0.8 km away
The Doone Valley from Malmsmead
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1910
4.5 miles / 7.2 km away
Countisbury and Watersmeet from Lynmouth
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1221
6.6 miles / 10.5 km away
Selworthy Beacon & North Hill from Bossington
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1727
6.7 miles / 10.6 km away
Shallowford, Hoar Oak Tree & The Chains
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.7 miles / 19 km
Walk 1750
8.1 miles / 13.0 km away
Dunkery Beacon from Dunkery Gate
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 1220
10.2 miles / 16.3 km away
Dunkery Beacon from Wheddon Cross
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1222
11.1 miles / 17.7 km away
Winsford Hill & the Allotment from Winsford
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1860
11.3 miles / 18.1 km away
The River Barle and Withypool from Tarr Steps
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1669
11.3 miles / 18.1 km away
Anstey Gate and Hawkridge from Tarr Steps
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.2 miles / 13.3 km
Walk 2211
11.4 miles / 18.2 km away
Minehead to Dunster
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

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

The Cottage
Porlock, Exmoor
5.9 miles / 9.4 km away
The Exmoor Forest Inn
Simonsbath, Exmoor
5.9 miles / 9.5 km away
Quarry Cottage Porlock
Porlock
6.0 miles / 9.5 km away
Glen Lodge
Porlock
6.0 miles / 9.6 km away
Amberton Bed & Breakfast
Porlock
6.0 miles / 9.6 km away
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The Gables
Porlock
6.0 miles / 9.6 km away
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Exmoor Country House
Porlock
6.1 miles / 9.7 km away
Exmoor House
Wheddon Cross
10.2 miles / 16.4 km away
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Mobile Homes 4u - Static Caravan Hire
Minehead
10.9 miles / 17.5 km away
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Barnstaple
11.9 miles / 19.0 km away

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