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Page 1 Minehead to Padstow



1014km/630 miles. Britain's longest National Trail from Minehead on the North Devon Coast to Poole in Dorset. Usually walked in week or weekend chunks.


Spectacular and varied, sometimes challenging, along some of the finest coastal scenery in Europe.

Connecting Paths

Camel Trail, Channel to Channel, Dart Valley Trail, Bournemouth Coast Path, East Devon Way, Erme-Plym Trail/Erme Valley Trail (for Two Moors Way), Exe Valley Way, Hardy Way, Jubilee Trail (Dorset), Liberty Trail, Macmillan Way, Plymouth Link, Monarch's Way, Saints' Way, Tarka Trail, Templer Way, Two Moors Way, Wessex Ridgeway

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Explorer maps: OL9, OL15, OL20, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 115, 116, 126, 139
Landranger maps:180, 181, 190, 192, 193, 194, 195, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204

The Way is shown on these maps. Click on map number to order.

Tourist Information Centres

Barnstaple 01271 375000; Bideford 01237 477676; Braunton 01271 816400; Bridport 01308 424901; Brixham 01803 852861; Bude 01288 354240; Budleigh Salterton  01935 445275; Combe Martin (seasonal) 01271 883319; Dartmouth 01803 834224; Dawlish 01626 863589; Exmouth 01395 222299; Falmouth 01326 312300; Fowey 01726 833616; Ilfracombe 01271 863001; Ivybridge 01752 897035; Kingsbridge 01548 853195; Looe (seasonal) 01503 262072; Lyme Regis 01297 442138; Lynton 01598 752225; Minehead 01643 702624; Newquay 01637 854020; Padstow 01841 533449; Paignton 01803 558383; Penzance 01736 362207; Perranporth 01872 573368; Poole 01202 253253; Plymouth 01752 264849; Salcombe 01548 843927; Seaton 01297 21660; Sidmouth 01395 516441; St Ives 01736 796297; Swanage 01929 422885; Teignmouth 01626 770769; Torquay 01803 297428; Wareham 01929 552740; Weymouth 01305 785747; Woolacombe (seasonal) 01271 870553

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01643 862978

Myrtle Cottage, 12K


Bed and Big Breakfast! When we say big, we're not just talking about quantity, we're also referring to quality. We use the very best of local produce. Cosy, beamed en-suite rooms in a thatched 16C dwelling just a stroll from the sea at the foot of Exmoor. The beauty of the landscape defies description and that breakfast will stand you in good stead as you explore it.
Bed and Breakfast from 23.50 pppn.
Visit website: www.myrtlecottage-somerset-exmoor.co.uk for full details


01598 752357


 Standing in its own grounds, the hotel has some of the finest views of the North Devon coastline and is ideally situated for exploring the coast and touring the Exmoor National Park. All rooms are en-suite, individually decorated and command panoramic views.
Bed and Breakfast 32-34 pppn. Four course dinner 16.
Visit website: www.northcliffhotel.co.uk for full details


Moorlands - Exmoor b and b
Nr Lynton
01598 763224


 Built in the late 19th Century to provide shelter for travellers on the old Lynton to Barnstaple railway. Now extended to provide bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation with its own private residents bar, dining room and outdoor swimming pool. Your comfort and relaxation are our business!
B & B 30-32 pppn, evening meals 15. Apartments from 180 pw
Visit website: www.moorlandshotel.co.uk for full details


ETC grading Four Diamonds, Silver Award
West Buckland
01598 760254

Member of the Farm Holiday Bureau


Relax and unwind in this comfortable 16C medieval farmhouse with oak panelling, beams, crackling log fires, uneven floors and low doorways! In a secluded position within acres of rolling countryside it is an ideal hideaway for exploring Exmoor N P and N Devon. En-suite rooms, family rooms, tennis court, sauna, games room. On Tarka Trail & Macmillan Way.
B and B from 29pppn. Discount for 3 nights. Optional 4 course dinner 20.
Visit website: www.huxtablefarm.co.uk for full details


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Green Tourism Business Scheme
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01840 770514

Free WiFi enabled in all rooms

Cyclists Welcome


A charming 8 bedroom Edwardian House only 200 metres from the rolling waves of the Atlantic where you will be warmly welcomed into the comfortable surroundings of our friendly, family run B and B. Comfortably furnished single, twin, double and family rooms, many with en-suite. Free WiFi access. Historic Tintagel centre only a 2 minutes stroll away. Baggage transfer for coast walkers.
B and B from 25pppn. Discounts for 3 nights or more. Packed lunches.
Visit website: www.bosayne.co.uk for full details


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