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 […]

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 5 – Lynmouth to Porlock Weir

Although, I say this is day five, I met up yesterday with Chris McCooey, a freelance journalist and writer. Chris walked the Coleridge Way with me when it first opened and I was very happy when he accepted my invitation to walk the route again to include the extension.

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Day 4 – Porlock to Lynmouth

Now getting into the swing of the walk along the Coleridge Way, awake at dawn, planning, full English breakfast and then onto the trail.

However, before setting off today we popped into Porlock TIC to meet with Ruth Hyatt…

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By |June 5th, 2014|Coleridge Way, Exmoor, Samuel Taylor Coleridge|0 Comments

Day 3 – Wheddon Cross to Porlock

Our first stop out of Wheddon Cross along the Coleridge Way was Wootton Courtenay where the path just clips the village on its way up to the higher parts of Exmoor. Here we met Yvonne Gay who operates a personal development and mentoring service, often taking her clients into the hills to extol the health […]

By |June 4th, 2014|Coleridge Way, Exmoor|0 Comments

Day 2 – Monksilver – Wheddon Cross

We posted yesterday’s blog from the Notley Arms just before the Stogumber Church Choir descended upon us. They seemed polite enough, until the red wine started to flow and then all hell broke loose

– probably the fault of Val, the vicar!

If you’re looking for a quiet night out, then avoid choir annual nights’ out…

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By |June 2nd, 2014|Coleridge Way, Companion Guide|0 Comments

31.05.14 The Night Before

Welcome to our first blog of our week-long journey along the Coleridge Way.

I was fortunate enough to be given a private tour of Coleridge’s Cottage here in Nether Stowey by Ian Faris, a volunteer at the Cottage and a keen Coleridge devotee. Each week, Ian dons the guise of James Walsh, the Government spy who resided in […]