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The Coleridge Way

Overview Map

also see detailed route plan (pdf) - and the information below

The Coleridge Way, Somerset
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.

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



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