Best Time to Walk the Coleridge Way

When is the best time to walk the Coleridge Way?

The Coleridge Way is an all-year path and suitable for any time of the year. Having said that there are times that may suit certain walkers better.

Spring (March, April, May): 

When the days start getting longer this is a lovely time to walk the route; flowers coming […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Coleridge Way|0 Comments

National Toothache Day

National Toothache Day – A Monksilver Gargoyle
I see from my diary that it is National Toothache Day today (9th February) and, coincidentally, this fact finds its way into the Coleridge Way Companion Guide.

During my visit to Monksilver I was intrigued at the gargoyle on the church which depicted a man with his mouth open filled […]

By |February 9th, 2016|Coleridge Way|0 Comments

Coleridge Way Geocaching

Coleridge Way Geocaching – What’s it all about?
I’ve been asked whether there are any geocaching sites along the Coleridge Way and for once have been stumped.

Not being a geocacher I wasn’t quite sure what it was all about. So I have been immersing myself in a modern treasure hunt.

For all of you who are as […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Coleridge Way, Nether Stowey, Ozy the Labrador|0 Comments

Domesday Book

The Domesday Book has cropped up twice in the last couple of weeks. Firstly, one kind reader of the Coleridge Way Companion Guide noticed that I had misspelt the name, calling it the Doomsday Book. This has now been corrected, but my mistake prompted me to research the spelling and it appears that whilst there […]

Thank you all for coming last night and making the event such a success. I’ll be loading up the pictures and video over the next few days – so complete the ‘Subscribe to our Blog’ box to the right to receive notification of this.

In the meantime, here are the answers to the quiz.

1. In which […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Coleridge Way, Coleridge Way Companion Guide|0 Comments

The Coleridge Way Guide Story

The Coleridge Way Guide Story
The Coleridge Way Companion Guide has arrived from the printers! So here’s the Coleridge Way Guide story…

Twenty-one months in the making, 40,000 words in the typing, 642 hours in the writing, 162 miles in the walking, 18 pubs in the sampling, 17 titanium screws in the arm… and one book.

In November […]

By |August 24th, 2015|Coleridge Way, Coleridge Way Companion Guide|0 Comments

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