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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
 

Maps   Ordnance Survey Logo   Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL9Sheet Map1:25kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Explorer OL9Digital Map1:25kBUY MAP
Ordnance Survey Landranger 180Sheet Map1:50kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Landranger 180Digital 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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The Doone Valley from Malmsmead
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Countisbury and Watersmeet from Lynmouth
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Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
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Selworthy Beacon & North Hill from Bossington
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Shallowford, Hoar Oak Tree & The Chains
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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
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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
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Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1669
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Anstey Gate and Hawkridge from Tarr Steps
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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.

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