Ilfracombe to Minehead
Travel through Devon and Somerset along Regional route 51 and enjoy the splendid countryside and coastal views of Exmoor.
You start in Ilfracombe and head east to Lynton via Combe Martin. There are splendid coastal views to enjoy at Combe Martin Bay and Woody Bay before arriving at Lynton with its pretty harbour.
From Lynton you continue east towards Porlock with a pleasant riverside section along the East Lyn River. At Porlock you will pass the beautiful Porlock Bay and the Bird of Prey Centre near Allerford. The final stretch takes you through the countryside to the finish point at the train station in Minehead.
This route is fully signed from start to finish and includes several challenging climbs. You will be rewarded, however, with some spectacular views. Most of the route takes place on country lanes, although there are some short off road sections to enjoy too.
Ilfracombe to Minehead Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Ilfracombe to Minehead Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Ilfracombe to Minehead OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Ilfracombe to Minehead Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
From Ilfracombe you can catch a boat to the beautiful Lundy Island. The island is owned by the National Trust and has some splendid coastal walking trails. It's also a nature reserve with lots of wildlife to see, including the famous Lundy puffins.