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Dunkery Beacon

Exmoor National Park, Porlock, England
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Great views

Lovely and varied walking. Wildlife great. Plenty of butterflies. Quiet & not busy. Walked from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ianchristchurch2018
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Leisurely Monday Afternoon

Dunkery Beacon, is out in the middle of nowhere. It is looked after by the National Trust, and you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rakester1965
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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Travellers talk about
“highest point” (19 reviews)
“bristol channel” (16 reviews)
“exmoor ponies” (14 reviews)
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Exmoor National Park, Porlock, England
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"highest point"
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"bristol channel"
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"exmoor ponies"
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"worth the climb"
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"car park"
in 11 reviews
"outstanding views"
in 5 reviews
"red deer"
in 10 reviews
"walk up"
in 4 reviews
"a bit windy"
in 3 reviews
"easy climb"
in 3 reviews
"parking area"
in 3 reviews
"fairly easy walk"
in 2 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 2 reviews
"fantastic walk"
in 2 reviews
"national trust"
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"walking boots"
in 2 reviews
"off road"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely and varied walking. Wildlife great. Plenty of butterflies. Quiet & not busy. Walked from Horner up hill to Webbers Post back via Horner water. Moderately challenging but worth it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dunkery Beacon, is out in the middle of nowhere. It is looked after by the National Trust, and you are asked to pay one pound for car parking The moderate walk from the road to the summit, will take 20-25 minutes (depending how fit you...More

Thank Rakester1965
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Stunning views. Hard slog getting to the top, especially in the heatwave but worth it. Good signposts.

Thank Superhoopsgirl
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

The walk up to Dunkery Beacon is really not too challenging at all and close encounters with the Exmoor ponies are an unexpected bonus. The weather was not great with some swirling mist sometimes blocking the outstanding views but this added to the sense of...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

you need to walk off road to this high point through heather and bracken and possibley mud,windy and wet on wet and windy days.

1  Thank ron c
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Great views and super cute Exmoor ponies. On a clear day you can see across to Wales and there are plenty of footpaths.

Thank AMandfamily
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

If you want a good walk with a veiw this should do it. Its good the have the right footware we had hiking boots on as this time of the year if wet and some of the path is rocky

Thank johnbrewin
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Reviewed February 12, 2018 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
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

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
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Reviewed October 30, 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
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