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Dunkery Beacon

Exmoor National Park, Porlock, England
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Local dog walk

Visited today been several times as it’s only 5 miles from where I live , I can actually see it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie J
Minehead, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Amazing views, worth the climb

Really pleased we made the effort to climb up from Dunkery Gate mid January. Views were amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margaret C
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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Exmoor National Park, Porlock, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today been several times as it’s only 5 miles from where I live , I can actually see it from where I live, did not disappoint today, just me and the dog, (and 14 deer) relatively easy climb considering the height, had snow, sun,...More

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really pleased we made the effort to climb up from Dunkery Gate mid January. Views were amazing as was the strong wind.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 30 October 2017

lotsn of various walks available to take you to the top of Dunkery Beacon. We chose an 8 mile round trip which was quite steep in places but worth it to reach the top

Thank carolinejmorg
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We visited on rather a dull day, but it was none-the-less worth the climb. Well used to walking the Yorkshire Moors, this was an easy climb for us. We parked on, I think it's Cook Horn Hill, and it's just under a mile to the...More

Thank TheSpeaker
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Well worth a stroll up Dunkery from the road nearby on a clear day. Wonderful views of moor, and Bristol Channel. Very exposed, but its Exmoor.

1  Thank rod w
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We walked from the village of Exford to the top of Dunkery beacon just recently, a decent gradual walk with a good view from the top, we picked a decent day which helped, we could see over to Wales and all over the moor for...More

1  Thank Roypart1
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Dunkery Beacon, at 519 m, the highest point in Somerset and on Exmoor is quite easy to walk to from Minehead.In the sunny weather, the all-round views - N, S, E and W - from the top were fantastic. Coming up from Minehead, the ascent...More

1  Thank Eric S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

On a circular walk getting their had good views across the Bristol Channel to Port Talbot puffing up stream and smoke. Meanwhile back on the summit it turned grim when we got there. We marked the walk up to do again on a better day....More

Thank LondonTell
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The views from Dunkery Beacon is totally amazing. you are on the highest point on Exmoor and you can see for miles and miles.

Thank janecoole2016
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Given that this is the highest point on Exmoor, the walk from the car park is not strenuous. The area around the car park is already beautiful but does not prepare you for the views from the top. There is a great expanse of heather...More

Thank Mark L
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