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Watersmeet & Foreland Point
Introduction to Walk 1262

Photo from the walk - Watersmeet & Foreland Point

Nat Park - Exmoor

County/Area - Devon

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km

Ascent - 3630 feet / 1100 metres

Time - 8 hours 50 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

The main focus of this Devon walk is a superb section of the South West Coast Path in the Exmoor National Park east from Foreland Point. In addition the route visits Watersmeet and explores the East Lyn valley. This route includes some significant ascents and should not be underestimated. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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