GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Channel to Channel

50 miles (80 km)

This walk takes you from the English Channel to the Bristol Channel, through the Devon and Somerset countryside.
The walk begins on the south coast at Seaton in Devon, and first heads towards Axminster, passing through Seaton Down and Colyton, crossing the River Coly as you go.
At Axminster, you join the River Yarty for a long riverside stretch towards Bishopswood, passing the Horse Pool Camp univallate Iron Age hill fort enclosure on the way.
The walk continues through the beautiful Blackdown Hills AONB, climbing Staple Hill which offers fabulous views as the highest point in the Blackdown Hills. You then descend through wooded areas and the village of Pitminster to Taunton, the county town of Somerset.
The path then takes you on from Taunton through the stunning Quantock Hills towards Cothelstone Hill and then on to Stogumber. The final section takes you to the finish point at Watchet passing two historic sites on the way. First you will come to the Orchard Wyndham historic house, parts of which date from medieval times. Shortly after you come to the Battlegore Burial Chamber which is a Bronze Age burial chamber at Williton.
The end point of the walk is the lovely harbour town of Watchet which sits on the Bristol Channel.

Channel to Channel OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Channel to Channel Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Clock Tower, Seaton, Devon - - 2270914

The Clock Tower, Seaton, Devon

Axminster, South Street - - 492936

Axminster, South Street

Channel to Channel (105) (geograph 4174829)

Ford at Higher Westwater, Devon

Channel to Channel (413) (geograph 4468031)

Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Cothelstone

Chantry Bridge, Colyton - - 3012674

Chantry Bridge, Colyton

Beech on Staple Hill - - 1606441

Beech on Staple Hill. Seen from footpath T23/15 which runs along the crest of the Blackdown Hills. The green fields visible to the left of the trunk are on Adcombe Hill.

Williton, Orchard Mill - - 1275140

Williton: Orchard Mill. Seen from the entrance lodge to the Wyndham estate at Orchard Wyndham. The watermill was built in 1616 and was powered by an 18’ diameter overshot wheel fed by water from the river Swilly. The mill is now a museum dedicated to the history of plastic artefacts from 1850-1950

Watchet Marina - - 1907766

Watchet Marina