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Wheddon Cross Car Park

Dunkery Beacon Walk | Exmoors Highest Point

Join us for a rewarding 8 mile walk from Wheddon Cross to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point of the Exmoor National Park! Expect classic countryside walking, stunning views, and great company.

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Dunkery Beacon Walk | Exmoors Highest Point
Dunkery Beacon Walk | Exmoors Highest Point

Time & Location

Oct 23, 2022, 11:00 AM

Wheddon Cross Car Park, Wheddon Cross, Minehead TA24 7DR, UK

About The Event

Walk description:

Dunkery Beacon is the highest point of Exmoor National Park at 519m. On a clear day it offers spectacular 360 videos across the park, from forested valleys to wide open moorlands, historical hamlets and rolling hills of green farmlands.

Our walk will begin at Wheddon Cross, the highest village on Exmoor. We will take care crossing a few roads before soon finding ourselves on the Coleridge Way, a long distance walking route covering 51 miles from the Quantock Hills to Exmoor.

We don't have quite that far to walk though, instead winding our way through woodlands and fields to the open access lands around Dunkery Hill. There are lots of paths here, but we will slowly head north east, before turning west and reaching the summit of Dunkery Beacon itself.

To loop back around to the car our path will take us south, off the hill and onto a quiet country lane at Dunkery Gate, down towards Luckwell Gate, and back towards Wheddon Cross.

If the Rest and Be Thankful pub is open, there will be the chance to grab a coffee for anyone who wants to hang around and chat more.

As with all WILD events, this walk needs a minimum of 5 bookings to take place.

Walk length: 

8 miles (4-5hours)

Date and time: 

Sunday 23rd October 2022

Walk start at 11am, meet in car park 10.45am

Start/finish location: 

Wheddon Cross Car Park, near Budgens shop, Minehead, TA24 7DR

Getting to the car park:  

Best to use GoogleMaps for access.

Cars are left at the owner's own risk.

Toilet stops: 

There are public toilets in the car park at the beginning/end.


All of our walks are weather dependant. The weather can play a major role in our enjoyment of a day's walking and in some cases can present a real danger. We always review the weather forecast in detail the days before and will send you an email and text if we have to change any plans. This is however only likely if we feel heading out will put us at real risk. Please check the forecast for yourself and come prepared for whatever the weather! You should come fully kitted out for a full day's hike in the walking area.

Accidents and Incidents:

Abbie and our walk leaders are all qualified first aiders and will always carry an appropriate first aid kit. We will have always created a risk assessment before your event takes place to mitigate any issues that might arise.

Honesty is essential to staying safe. Should you be involved in an accident or become injured during the walk it is important that you notify Abbie or other walk leaders as soon as possible so that appropriate action can be taken. Should you feel unwell or require first aid please let them know. Please use the booking form and the paper disclaimer you will be given on the day as an opportunity to raise anything sich as previous medical issues or injuries that may affect your experience. Abbie is also a qualified and insured Mountain Leader.

By joining this event you understand that:  walking in nature in an outdoor area brings with it a level of risk. You will need to take responsibility for your own actions, health and involvement during the walk and will be expected to exercise judgement based on your fitness levels as to whether you can complete the walk. You will also be expected to abide by any safety instructions and decisions made by Abbie and her team and have a duty to exercise judgement regarding your own personal safety and that of other members of the group. If you choose to ignore safety instructions we cannot be held responsible for the consequences.

By joining this walk you are also acknowledging that you have read our Safeguarding Policy and agree to it.

Any queries please get in touch.

Food and Drink:

We will not be providing any food or drink on this walk except emergency rations. Please ensure you have adequate food and drink for the day. If you have any questions or need any help/advice with what food to bring, please feel able to get in touch.


Well behaved dogs are welcome on this event but they must be kept on a lead at all times and able to work well with other dogs. Please email at time of booking to confirm that you are bringing a dog:

No Drug and Alcohol Policy:

Spend More Time In The WILD has been set up in order to inspire and motivate followers to head outside for the benefit of mental and physical health. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure space for anyone walking out a journey of freedom from addiction and substance abuse and as such have a strict no drug or alcohol policy on our walks and camping events.


By Us: In the rare case that we have to cancel an event, you will be notified by email and offered a full refund.

By You: We require 30 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled arrival, otherwise we will charge you cancellation fee as below.

- 75% of your total amount will be charged if you notify us about your cancellation or any changes by 30 days to 7 days before your scheduled arrival.

- 100% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes within 7 days.

If you have any questions regarding the walk or booking, please get in touch via the 'contact' page. You will be supplied with a contact number for emergency use on the day of the walk in your booking package.


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