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Wheddon Cross

TA24 7DR

Wheddon Cross


Wheddon Cross grew around the cross roads when the Minehead to Bampton turnpike was built in the 1820's. The settlement is the highest on Exmoor and the highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon, which is 1704 feet above sea level, is the focal point of our village. Wheddon Cross is situated on the crossroads of the main routes that run between Minehead and Dulverton (from north to south) and from Taunton through to North Devon (from east to west).

In recent times the village has become famous for its snowdrops in the nearby Avill Valley which bloom each February where a park and ride system is available to see this beautiful sight. The Coleridge Way passes by and there are many great walks on the moorland, wooded valleys and through farmland. The village is a great starting point for walking, riding and wildlife watching throughout the year surrounded by beautiful countryside. An abundance of wildlife can be viewed here and Exmoor ponies can be seen on Dunkery Beacon also red deer are often spotted on the nearby moorland and fields.

There are many facilities available in Wheddon Cross, Cutcombe and Luckwell Bridge including a pub, tearoom, hotels and bed and breakfasts. For more details please visit www.wheddoncross.org.uk

Road Directions

From M5, exit at J23 and follow A39 toward Minehead. After approx.24 miles, turn left onto A396 at Dunster and follow road for approx. 8 miles to Wheddon Cross.


Wheddon Cross
Wheddon Cross
TA24 7DR
United Kingdom

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