also see detailed route plan (pdf) - and the information below
Contour heights interpreted from public
domain NASA (SRTM) data, with thanks to David Storey
The Coleridge Way in Somerset was opened in April 2005 and was originally 36 miles long reaching from Nether Stowey, one time home of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, to Porlock. Due to the success of the walk it was extended to Lynmouth, making the walk a total of 51 miles.
The route takes in some of the county's most beautiful landscape, passing from the Quantocks (England's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), through the little known Brendon Hills and into Exmoor National Park.
Coleridge was a passionate walker and once walked from Nether Stowey to Porlock in a day. To enjoy the countryside and villages we would suggest that the Coleridge Way be walked in 4-5 days.
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The Coleridge Way Companion Guide
Local author, guest house owner and brewer, Ian Pearson, has written The Coleridge Way route guide and path companion, taking the reader along the 51 miles of the path with facts, stories and anecdotes about the great poet himself, the people who live (and lived) along the path and the places Coleridge would have visited. Travelogue, Route guide and Gazetteer of interesting facts.
The guide is available for just £10 from this link
These two OS maps cover the entire route.
Other pages on this site about
The Coleridge Way
You can plan all public transport service journeys online with Traveline (best used for transport within the South West and for connecting points along the Coleridge Way).
For buses only the "Timetable Booklet for the Taunton & West Somerset Area"
can be ordered from the Somerset County Council transport department
by e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org , or by telephone 0845 345 9155.
Bus Route Plan (pdf) showing which bus services connect with points on the Coleridge Way, kindly produced by Coleridge Way walker, Chris Barker.
For planning journeys starting outside of the South West use Transport Direct. If coming by coach or train and starting at Nether Stowey you will need to arrive at Bridgwater or Taunton.
Moor Rover Bus
The Moor Rover, run by the charity ATWEST, operates between 8am & 8pm all year round. You can book the bus to collect and deliver you to any point within its operating area, which includes the Coleridge Way - baggage transfer also available. Booking needs to be done at least one day in advance. Booking line tel. 01643 709701. For full details see the Moor Rover page at atwest.org.uk
Other web sites connected with
The Coleridge Way