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Coleridge Way Map

Coleridge Way Map

Historically we’ve always relied on Ordnance Survey maps to guide us over the hills. However, to coin a phrase, other maps are available.

Yellow Publications, based in Cornwall, produce sturdy laminated maps for specific areas at a very reasonable price.

The Quantock Hill map is A3 size (twice a normal sheet of A4) and folds […]

By |July 31st, 2015|Coleridge Way|0 Comments

Lose Weight Walking the Coleridge Way

So will the Coleridge Way help me lose weight walking?

Well, at 51 miles it is certainly quite a challenge and at a walking pace of two miles an hour involves about 25 hours of hill walking over three, four or five days.

Walking this distance with a backpack weighing ten kilos or even without much weight on your […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Coleridge Way|0 Comments

Meeting Exmoor Horn Sheep along the Coleridge Way

Exmoor Horn Sheep
Just before reaching Porlock on the Coleridge Way lies West Luccombe Farm, and from my vantage point I can see that the fields and moors around the farm are dotted with white sheep. However, these are no ordinary animals and are bred especially for the Exmoor environment.

These are Exmoor Horn sheep, an ancient […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Coleridge Way, Exmoor, Porlock|0 Comments

Coleridge Way Squirrel

As it’s Good Friday I thought I’d share this Coleridge Way squirrel story.

Whilst researching the Coleridge Way route I came across a letter in the Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser from April 1934, concerning the tradition of stoning red squirrels on Good Friday.

The writer tells of an incident he remembers from 1890. It appears that […]

By |April 3rd, 2015|Coleridge Way, Nether Stowey|0 Comments

Coleridge Way Website Pictures

Coleridge Way Website Pictures
Ozy and I have been out today on the Coleridge Way, taking advantage of this lovely weather to take a few shots for the Coleridge Way Website.

Starting in Nether Stowey we walked up over to Holford, via Walford’s Gibbet, Dukes Plantation and Woodlands hill, before dropping into Holford and getting the bus […]

By |March 25th, 2015|Coleridge Way|0 Comments

Coleridge Way Advert

Exciting news, the Coleridge Way has its first advert – a three minute whistle stop tour of the Path in all its glory.

The video was produced by local film-maker Ken Blakey and follows a lone walker from Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey all the way though the Quantocks and into Exmoor ending up at Lynmouth […]

Press Release – 21.07.14

PRESS INFORMATION

NETHER STOWEY SUPPORTS NATIONAL COUNTRYSIDE WEEK

Residents of the Quantock village of Nether Stowey took to the hills on Sunday (20 July) in aid of the Prince’s Countryside Fund’s ‘Walk  Country Mile’.

The event was organised by Ian Pearson, the author of the soon to be published Coleridge Way Companion Guide and Lynne Abbott the hospitality […]

By |July 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Walk a Countryside Mile – 20th JULY 2014 (11.00am)

This week sees National Countryside Week a campaign by the Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) to celebrate the British countryside and the people who live and work in our rural areas.

The Coleridge Way Walk site is supporting this campaign by walking a ‘Countryside Mile’ along the Coleridge Way from Coleridge Cottage on Sunday, 20th July at 11.00am […]

By |July 9th, 2014|Coleridge Way, Nether Stowey|0 Comments

Day 7 – Watchet to Nether Stowey

The last stretch of our Coleridge Way Walk along the West Somerset Coast Path looping back to the beginning of the path at Nether Stowey.

And this is the ideal opportunity to hear from Yvonne Gay, who I met earlier along the path who tells us about the psychological benefits of walking…

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Day 6 – Porlock Weir to Watchet

After a restful night in the quaint harbour village of Porlock Weir, we were lucky enough to catch up with Michael Hankin of the Exmoor Natural History Society who give a few minutes of his time to talk about the flora and fauna of the area… LINK

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