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Coleridge Way

Dedicate a few days of your holiday to following the footsteps of the famous Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) by walking 36 Quill sign-marked miles across the fantastic Somerset countryside of Exmoor, the Quantock Hills, and the Brendan Hills—the landscape known to have inspired some of the poet’s greatest work. Your journey can start in Porlock and from there take you across from the woodland village of Homer to the remote moorland fringes of Dunkery Hill, then onward through Lype Hill to Wheddon Cross and across the Brendan Hills via the villages of Monksilver, Roadwater and Luxborough, until you pass the northern edge of the Quantock Hills and finally reach Coleridge’s home of 3 years, Nether Stowey.

En route you will travel through a range of landscapes including heath and moorland, deciduous & coniferous woodland, deeply wooded valleys and historic villages overlooking the north Somerset coast and Wales. Each village boasts at least one pub to provide some welcome refreshment, and there are also a number of lovely tea rooms and village shops to visit along the way.