Here’s a walk that takes you
around one of the most truly dramatic corners of the entire Westcountry.
Basic Hike: From Bossington car park to Hurlestone
Point then up to Selworthy Beacon and down to Selworthy village,
following edge of woodlands back to Bossington.
Recommended Map: Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure
Map 9 - Exmoor.
Distance and going: five miles - easy going.
Food and Drink: Plenty to choose from in Porlock
as well as two tearooms in Bossington.
Few places in Britain can boast high moors, deep forests, fertile
vales and dramatic and vertiginous coastlines all bundled into one
small corner. Porlock Vale can – it is a small chunk of paradise
tucked under Exmoor’s biggest range of hills, and it runs
down to the coast in an almost impossibly picturesque way.
It even has its very own microclimate which somewhat miraculously
allows it to enjoy similar conditions to places much further south
like The Lizard in South Cornwall.