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Beacon Hill & Bicknoller Post from Kilve Beach
Introduction to Walk 2940

Photo from the walk - Beacon Hill & Bicknoller Post from Kilve Beach

Region - Quantock Hills

County/Area - Somerset

Author - Philip Churchyard

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 1150 feet / 348 metres

Grade - easy/mod

A Somerset walk from the coast at Kilve Beach with its interesting geology and fossils through Eastquantoxhead village and into the Quantock Hills. The route visits Beacon Hill and Bicknoller Post from where there are extensive views over the surrounding area. The walk then descends back to start. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start

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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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