Ashley Combe, Ada Lovelace and Culbone guided walk.


Date: 18th Sep 2019 11:00am-2:00pm
The short stretch of coastline from Porlock Weir to Culbone is surely one of the most intriguing along the whole coast of the United Kingdom. The now demolished Ashley Combe house was home to computer pioneer Ada Lovelace . The house had extensive gardens with tunnels, lookouts and miles of path ways through carefully designed woodlands that stretch up to Culbone. This walk take us along the south west coast path and will look at recent works carried out by the National Park to research this little understood designed landscape. The walk will culminate in a visit to Culbone Church, reportedly the smallest parish church in the country and one that has pre-Norman origins. After a short break for lunch (not provided) we retrace our steps back down the coast path to the toll house at Worthy. Directions: Meeting point is the toll house at Worthy. TA24 8PG. Limited parking is available (£2) public car park is available in Porlock Weir which is around a 30 min walk away. Other info: Booking not required and the event is free. The walk is strenuous and at times very steep. Please wear the appropriate clothing and bring water. Please be aware that there is no toilet available on this route.

Grade: walk

Exmoor National Park Authority

This event is brought to you by Exmoor National Park.

Location: Toll house at Worthy . TA24 8PG
Booking: No need to book - just turn up
Charge: Free
Contact: 01398 322285

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What you might see or experience

CoastGreat viewsHistoricWildlifeWoodlandsArt and Culture