GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dunster Castle Walk

8 miles (13 km)

Explore the parkland, woodland and Historic Deer Park surrounding this Norman Castle near Minehead. From the castle there are fabulous views towards the Bristol channel, the Quantock hills and Exmoor.
The West Somerset Coast Path passes through the area. This waymarked trail offers a good way of exploring the area further. You can pick it up at Dunster Beach just to the east of the castle and follow it north into Minehead. The climbs to Dunkery Beacon and the Brendon Hills are also not too far away. There's great views over the area from these viewpoints.

Dunster Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dunster Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you head east along the West Somerset Coast Path you will come to the town of Watchet. The attractive town has an interesting maritime history with museums and a 16th century inn. There's also a picturesque harbour and a fossil rich beach to explore.
Just to the east you can pick up the Blue Anchor To Dunster Beach Walk. This visits the lovely Dunster Nature Reserven where you'll find woods, a large lake, rare flowers and lots of coastal birds.


Dunster Castle, Dunster - - 7235

The castle is situated in the south western section of the grid square. This view was taken from the A39 into Dunster looking more or less west.

The gardens, Dunster Castle (geograph 2457012)

The gardens

The terrace at Dunster Castle - - 895918

The terrace at Dunster Castle

The gatehouse, Dunster Castle - - 1215242

The gatehouse

Dunster Beach - - 12236

Dunster Beach - located a short distance from the castle the beach is well worth a visit if you have time.

Dunster Deer Park - - 147976

Dunster Deer Park


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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