Yes, we actually got started. Nigel kindly dropped us off in Minehead and we set off bright and breezy, passing Steve’s band of followers as we left the town!
An exhilarating walk to say the least, mostly through woodland with odd glimpses of the coastline – didn’t realise such steep hills existed – every time you go down you just know there’s going to be a huge climb around the corner!! Finished off the walk into Porlock Weir along the pebble beach. Took 5 hours to walk the 9 miles (feel sure it was longer than 9 miles) and treated ourselves to a cream tea in beautiful Porlock Weir.
Our Shepherd’s Hut accommodation was in Porlock, another 1 and half miles up the hill … so we headed off, decided to take a public footpath instead of the road … big mistake .. 2 hours later after a mega-steep climb reached our home for the night!!
Tip: (1) Try to get booked into Porlock Weir. (2) Wait the 2 hours for the bus – it’s worth it. (No taxis in Porlock)
Shepherds Hut on Doverhay Farm very bijou!! Charming host Michael made us feel very welcome (cooks a fab breakfast – all produce from his farm). Had dinner in Ship Inn in Porlock and back to the hut for a good night’s sleep.