The Coleridge Way Accommodation
The Coleridge Way is a 51-mile (82 km) footpath in Somerset and Devon, which passes by our pub!
It was opened in April 2005, and the route links several sites associated with the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge starting from Coleridge Cottage at Nether Stowey. Originally the route finished at Porlock but on the 21 May 2014 an extension to Lynmouth was launched. Walkers then have the option of continuing along the South West Coastal Path into the Valley of Rock and Poets Shelter.
The footpath is waymarked. It starts in the Quantock Hills (England's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), before moving onto the Brendon Hills within Exmoor National Park, through the villages and across moorland at Dunkery Hill nd moves towards the coast at Porlock on the Bristol Channel. From here the route climbs through Worthy Woods before descending into the Doone Valley passing Oare, Malmsmead, Brendon and Watersmeet before finishing by the Pavilion National Park Centre in Lynmouth where it intersects with the South West Coast Path. The landscapes include heathland, moorland, deciduous and coniferous woodland, farmland, deeply wooded valleys.
In 2008 it was selected by The Times as one of Britain's best autumn walks.