Quantock Walking Festival. The Coleridge Way; A Poet’s Pilgrimage

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Thursday 8th June -Sunday 11th June 9am St Mary’s Church Centre

Tickets available from Stowey Walking Eventbrite page here

On the 250th year since the birth of poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, join us for a guided literary tour along the Coleridge Way. Over four days, you will follow the waymarked trail over some of Somerset’s most seductive countryside and coastal routes. Covering the entire Coleridge Way, the walk will be led by Jon Barrett with parts of the journey joined by local author and member of Friends of Coleridge, Terence Sackett. Transport will be provided to take you to/from Nether Stowey each day.

A challenging and rewarding 50 mile walk. Each day will feature climbs, descents, undulations, and uneven terrain.

Day 1: Thursday 8th June – Nether Stowey to Williton (19.5km/12 miles)

Day 2: Friday 9th June – Williton to Wheddon Cross (25km/15.5 miles)

Day 3: Saturday 10th June – Wheddon Cross to Porlock Weir (18km/11 miles)

Day 4: Sunday 11th June – Porlock Weir to Lynmouth (21km/13 miles)

Walk Leader: Jon Barrett, Community Engagement and Volunteering Officer, Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme

Stowey Walking, the Walkers are Welcome steering group for the villages of Nether Stowey and Over Stowey will be holding a walking festival in the beautiful Quantock Hills, England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) showcasing the unique landscape of the hills and nearby coast. Walkers will be able to choose from a variety of guided walks of varying lengths, so there will be something to suit everyone, from keen hikers and ramblers to families looking for a more leisurely stroll in the countryside. Numbers for the walks need to be limited so booking is essential.


This event takes place over 4 days with a ticket price of £60 for the whole event including transport. Tickets are non refundable if you need to cancel. Stowey Walking is a community run non-profit making enterprise promoting walking in the Quantock Hills. The link to the Stowey Walking Eventbrite page can be found here

What should I bring to the event?

Please wear suitable foot-wear, we suggest sturdy walking boots. Also a rain-coat, sun hat, sun protection cream and a bottle of drinking water. Please bring a picnic lunch or snack each day.

Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?

Children under 16 years should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are permitted on all walks but must be kept on a lead to protect livestock and ground nesting birds. Owners must accept full responsibility for their dogs behaviour and walk leaders have the discretion to refuse to allow any dog from taking part. Please let us know in advance if you wish to bring your dog.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

All walks start and finish at the Church Centre in St Mary Street, Nether Stowey where there is a large car park. For the Coleridge Way Walk there will be transport from the Church Centre to the start of each days walk and a return trip each evening. Public transport to Nether Stowey is very limited, particularly at weekends.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

E-mail: enquiries@stoweywalking.co.uk