Download GPS FileWatersmeet & Foreland Point
This walk, which stays within the County of Devon, contains four main elements including excellent valley paths, mature woodland, upland pastures and a spectacular section of the South West Coast Path that runs high above the shoreline. The start is the car park (Grid ref. SS793486) alongside the Exmoor National Park visitor centre at County Gate on the A39 between Porlock and Lynmouth. It is not an easy walk with a total ascent similar to many high mountain routes and it is worth noting that it involves a steep ascent right at the end. As a bonus, route finding is easy as Exmoor is noted for its high standard of signing.
GPS Files - Notes
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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.
These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.
GPS files - right click or option-click the button and choose "Save As..." to download this file.
|Ordnance Survey Explorer OL9||Sheet Map||1:25k||BUY|
|Anquet OS Explorer OL9||Digital Map||1:25k||BUY|
|Ordnance Survey Landranger 180||Sheet Map||1:50k||BUY|
|Anquet OS Landranger 180||Digital Map||1:50k||BUY|
It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.
Other walks nearby
Walk 1263 The Doone Valley from Malmsmead - moderate - 8.5 miles/13.8 km
Walk 3729 Foreland Point from Barna Barrow (Countisbury) - moderate - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 1910 Countisbury and Watersmeet from Lynmouth - easy/mod - 4.5 miles/7.3 km
Walk 3391 Valley of Rocks from Lynton - easy/mod - 3.8 miles/6.2 km
Walk 3386 Barle Valley & Cow Castle from Simonsbath - easy/mod - 6.4 miles/10.4 km
Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.
Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.
Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.
Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.
Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.
Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.;