Looking for a new walking adventure along the coast this autumn? We’re delighted to introduce you to the first ever Somerset & Exmoor Coast Festival this September.
Whether you visit the very North of Somerset and begin your hikes in Brean, or whether you head into the heart of Exmoor National Park and explore the very picturesque villages of Porlock and Dunster, the festival promises to showcase the very best coastal views in the West Country.
The Somerset & Exmoor Coast Festival is a celebration of the footpaths, culture, music, art and businesses which are unique to this part of our island. With many organised and self-guided walks available throughout the festival between 23rd September and the 1st October you will be welcomed to explore the entire coast of Somerset on the King Charles III England Coast Path as well as the South West Coast Path. There are walks to suit all ages and abilities, from shorter accessible walks to long distance routes tracking across the county, including an ‘80 mile in 8 days’ challenge.
This part of the coastline offers such varied terrain, whether you explore ancient hill forts, old fishing harbours or even cool off under the coastal waterfalls. Perhaps you’ll find a fossil along the Jurassic coastline or catch a glimpse of the freely roaming Exmoor Ponies and red deer? In fact, the walking festival coincides with red deer rutting season so be sure to listen out for their famous ‘bolving’ sound!
In addition to the spectacular landscape, the festival promises to showcase the creativity from across the region in the form of art and music as it also runs alongside Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios. More details can be found on the festival website www.somersetcoastfestival.co.uk