GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bossington Hill

3 miles (4.5 km)

Enjoy fabulous views of the Exmoor coastline on this bracing climb near Porlock. The area also includes attractive flora including bell heather, ling heather and western gorse. Look out for wildlife including buzzards, peregrine falcons, kestrels.
The walk starts from the car park at the end of Hill Road, just east of the village of Bossington. You then head north along public footpaths before picking up a section of the South West Coast Path to take you towards the hill summit. From here there are lovely views over the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast.
An alternative route is to follow the coast path from the village of Bossington to Hurlstone Point. Then turn south to reach the hill.
You can easily extend the walk by exploring the Holnicote Estate and climbing to Selworthy Beacon. The beacon is located just to the east of Bossington Hill.
Also nearby are the settlements of Porlock and Porlock Weir. Porlock Weir is particularly lovely, with 17th century cottages and a delightful harbour.


TA24 8HS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bossington Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bossington Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In the village you could visit the Kitnorstea rooms for some post walk refreshments. Here you could enjoy a delicious cream tea in their beautiful enclosed garden full of bird song and flowers. You can find them at postcode TA24 8HQ for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Selworthy Beacon Walk starts in the village and visits Selworthy Beacon before heading to Bossington Hill. It then descends to Hurlstone Point on the coast before visiting the splendid 15th century pack horse bridge in the nearby village of Allerford.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Somerset Walks, Exmoor Walks and the North Devon Coast Walks pages.


Footpath around Bossington Hill - - 532010

Two walkers on the footpath around Bossington Hill. This is the higher of two footpaths stuck to the West slope of the hill. Not fit for acrophobics! The lowest bump in the middle of the photo is Hurlstone Point inSS8949. At the horizon South Wales is faintly visible.

Cairn on Bossington Hill - - 1709005

This cairn is in a prominent possition on the hill overlooking Porlock Bay.

Selworthy, Porlock Bay - - 38388

Selworthy, Porlock Bay. View from the hill.

Hurlstone Combe - - 1004441

Hurlstone Combe. Looking up the steep climb to the hill.

Bossington Hill Top - - 2117602

Bossington Hill - the view from the top.

From the base of Bossington Hill - - 2117491

From the base of the hill.

West Somerset , Bossington Beach - - 3939202

Bossington Beach

Bossington , Bossington Lane - - 3939271

Bossington Lane. A view of the pretty village in spring. There's thatched cottages and cobbled paths under the care of the National Trust here.


GPS Files

GPX File

Bossington Hill.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Bossington Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)