Porlock - Bossington - Porlock Weir

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We start our walk at Porlock, a picturesque village with plenty to explore and soon leave it as we cross to Bossington, the quintessential tucked-away Somerset village, with colourful old thatched cottages aplenty and matching cottage gardens.

Here you will find a good opportunity for a cream tea in the beautiful garden at Kitnor's Tea Room, before picking up the South West Coast Path. It takes us across the marsh (a Site of Special Scientific Interest) and along the pebbly beach (thankfully for only a short distance) to Porlock Weir. Refreshment here is in the form of the Ship Inn and there are a small number of shops to look round.

The return to Porlock is through the woodland at the bottom of Porlock Hill.

Dog-walkers: there are no stiles on this walk and it should be free of livestock. However, dogs must be kept on a lead over Porlock Marsh. The tea room in Bossington welcomes dogs (on a lead) in the tea garden. Also, the 250m or so along the pebbly beach may not be to the liking of smaller dogs.

For a longer version of this walk, which includes a climb to Bossington Hill giving magnificent views over Porlock Bay, see Walk 4879.

England - South West England - Somerset - Exmoor


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
9/22/2021 - Douglass David Shadwell

My wife and I did this walk on 19/9/21 and enjoyed it. The scenery was varied and the walk not strenuous. Parking at Porlock Central costs £5.50 all day or £3.30 for four hours, and this walk can be completed in that time. We saw no free parking at Bossington. The tea room at Bossington isn't really a lunch stop, serving mostly cakes, scones etc.

7/8/2019 - Susanne Quinn

Lovely walk today. Birds, bees, butterflies and a gentle breeze. The Weir is a perfect stop off place for an ice cream or lunch. The road back to Porlock was quite busy but most of the cars slowed down when passing.

9/19/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Roy Davenport reports that he has done this walk and all is OK. September 2011. Adrian (Admin)

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