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Walk 7: Watchet to Washford

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Walk 7: Watchet to Washford

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Minehead
Somerset
TA24 5AP

Contact

Tel: 01643 702624

The ancient port of Watchet, steeped in Maritime history, is the start and finish point for this walk which takes in the wild beauty of the coastline and adds a spot of culture and history. Watchet was vital to King Alfred in his battle to protect Saxon England from the marauding Vikings. Historical gems include the remnants of an Iron Age fort and evidence of the town’s heyday in the 19th Century when iron ore from the nearby Brendon Hills was exported to Wales. The walk takes you along the Mineral Line, part of the route used for transporting the iron ore, to the village of Washford.

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