MineheadWatchet

Minwat two
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By Mockymock on 24 Oct 2022


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As the closed section of the England Coast Path used for Minwat one is likely to take a long time to sort out owing to active cliff erosion in the area, I am posting a new route which includes the official coast path diversion. It is a nice walk, just a mile and a half longer, and the best available alternative for the meantime

As the closed section of the England Coast Path used for Minwat one is likely to take a long time to sort out owing to active cliff erosion in the area, I am posting a new route which includes the official coast path diversion. It is a nice walk, just a mile and a half longer, and the best available alternative for the meantime

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Minehead
Grid Ref SS9747846293
Lat / Lon 51.20661° / -3.46898°
Easting / Northing 297,478E / 146,293N
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Watchet
Grid Ref ST0711543424
Lat / Lon 51.18247° / -3.33032°
Easting / Northing 307,115E / 143,424N
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Steve_Roser

28 Oct 2022 Autumn

The detour so you don't fall with the crumbling cliff into the sea at Blue Anchor does not detract from this lovely coastal stroll. Starting from Minehead (ice cream opportunity #1 of many), if you can resist the lure of Butlins, you head past the golf course and towards Dunster Beach (ICO #2...). You get great views of Dunster castle, the West Somerset Steam Railway and the wooded valleys of Exmoor as you get to Blue Anchor, where the England Coast path is diverted inland to avoid the crumbling headland. This is very well signed with big bold yellow directions, and you pass through Old Cleeve (Church worth a visit) before crossing under the WSR at Washford and following the old Mineral Line cycle path to Watchet, which is the home of the extraordinary East Quay Arts Centre.


Mockymock

24 Oct 2022 Autumn

A highly enjoyable rural holiday-zone leisure stroll along the coast path between Minehead and Blue anchor with golfers, dog-walkers and beachgoers around, and many opportunities to buy ice-cream in the season. Between Blue Anchor and Watchet the route jinks inland on a quiet, well-signed footpath diversion from the blocked coast path. This leads along a farmed valley with views of the Brendon Hills, then hops over a little hill at the village of Old Cleeve to Washford, finally following a tree-lined cycle path along the long disused mineral railway line into Watchet.


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