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Walking in Selworthy Woods on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset
Walking in Selworthy Woods on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset | © National Trust/Jim Elliott

Walking in Exmoor: Day one

Part one of a two-day walk on the Holnicote Estate, tried and tested by environment and travel journalist, Mark Rowe. The 8-mile walk takes you north of Allerford, through the village of Selworthy and into Selworthy woods. You'll then head up to Selworthy Beacon before dropping steeply down to Bossington's pebble beach.

Total steps: 3

Total steps: 3

Start point

Allerford, grid ref: SS905468

Step 1

Start at Allerford and follow contour paths up to Selworthy church and signposts to Selworthy Beacon.

The village shop at Selworthy, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The village shop at Selworthy, Somerset | © National Trust Images/Richard Martin Scott

Step 2

Head for Bossington Hill and drop down via the coast path and Hurlstone Point, to Bossington beach.

The pebble beach showing the old weathered groynes part of the old sea defences at Bossington, Somerset.
The pebble beach at Bossington, Somerset. | © National Trust Images/Ross Hoddinott

Step 3

Walk along the beach to cross the River Aller and return to Allerford via Bossington.

End point

Allerford, grid ref: SS905468

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Trail map route for Walking in Exmoor Day one
Trail map route for Walking in Exmoor Day one | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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