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Exmoor weekend away 4-7 May 2018 - TRIP FULL

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:24 pm
by Caroline R

Join the Met Walkers for a trip to beautiful Exmoor!

Dates: Friday 4 May until Monday 7 May 2018

Location: Minehead, Somerset. Minehead is on the edge of Exmoor National Park and marks the start of the South West Coast Path. We will be exploring both the stunning coastline and the wilder inland areas.

Walks: There will be full day walks on both Saturday 5 May and Sunday 6 May. These will include moderate 10-12 mile walks, moderate/strenuous 14-16 mile hilly walks (led by Caroline R) and strenuous 17-20 mile very hilly walks (led by James W). There will be at least one walk on Monday 7 May. More details will be published closer to the time. Please indicate which walks you plan to take when you complete the Google form below.

Horse riding: There may be the opportunity for some people to go horse riding near Porlock during the weekend. Please indicate in the Google form if you are interested.

Accommodation: Please book your own accommodation. Minehead has a range of options, including hotels, B&Bs and self catering.

Social: there will be a nominated pub each evening. The West Somerset Railway also runs to Minehead for anyone who likes a steam train.

Travel: Please organise your own travel. The nearest mainline station is Taunton (about 50 miles away). The number 28 bus runs regularly from Taunton station to Minehead (including on Bank Holidays). Note that, at time of writing, the last bus on a Friday evening leaves at 20:21 from Taunton station so anyone planning to arrive after this time will need to arrange alternative transport. The walk(s) on Monday 7 May will finish by 4pm at the latest to allow people to travel back to Taunton in good time.
As an alternative, it is possible to travel between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard by steam train on the West Somerset Railway. Bishops Lydeard is about 6 miles from Taunton and is also served by the 28 bus.

Action required: If you would like to join us, please email to check that there are places left. If there are, please complete this Google form: ... g/viewform

If you have any questions, please email Caroline at

Looking forward to a lovely weekend!

Caroline and James