Dunkery Beacon from Dunkery Gate

Introduction to Walk 1750

Photo from the walk - Dunkery Beacon from Dunkery Gate

Nat Park - Exmoor

County/Area - Somerset

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km

Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres

Grade - easy/mod

A short climb to the highest point in the Exmoor National Park. As might be expected Dunkery Beacon offers a grand panorama of moors and coast. 

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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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Further Information

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Exmoor

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 the National Park. Wooded valleys or combes cut deep into this upland and provide another typical feature of the landscape. The coast includes some of the highest cliffs in the UK with easy access provided by the South West Coast National Trail. More Information

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3.8 miles / 6.1 km away
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The Cottage
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5.6 miles / 9.0 km away
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7.6 miles / 12.2 km away
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