2.9 of 5 (3 votes)

Cosgate Hill to Countisbury

A moderate walk (coast) in national park Exmoor in Devon, England, about 12.40km (7.71 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 377m (1236ft)
Descent 380m (1246ft)
Max. Elevation 350m (1148ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 757m (2482ft)
Start & End
County Gate
Distance 12.40km
Duration ~4:30h
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by Anonymous Walker on 05 Jul 2012
The first half of the walk is more challenging, hitting up natural highlights along the coast before cutting inland for lunch.  The second half cuts throough Countisbury Common farm land before detouring to the Old Roman Fort at the end.

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Walk Map

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Starting Point, County Gate Visitor's Centre
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Point #1 along the coast
About 1.13 km (~0.7 miles) from
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Apparently a natural arch along the coast
About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
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Meet up with the South West Coast Path after Giant's Rib. This looks like the first point past that.
About 1.53 km (~0.95 miles) from
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Minor detour from the Southwest Coast Path
About 2.76 km (~1.71 miles) from
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According to the map, there's a pub here where we can have lunch. I asked Google, and I think this is probably the place. http://www.exmoorsandpiper.com/pub.htm
About 1.47 km (~0.91 miles) from
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Apparently the farms along the way here have granted "at your risk" right-of-way passage. It should be a bit easier than the pre-lunch half of the hike.
About 2.55 km (~1.58 miles) from
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Pull away from the A39 to head toward the Old Burrow Roman Fortlet
About 1.04 km (~0.65 miles) from
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Check out the old Roman Fort before heading back to the Visitor's Centre
About 0.91 km (~0.57 miles) from

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