Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

A walk around the coastal heath at the top of North Hill. It is an haven for wildlife, Exmoor ponies, and an area rich in remnants of World War 2. There are two benches on which to rest, the path gradients do not exceed 12% and the surfaces vary between compact stones, grass and concrete. The route was checked on a wet day in January 2016.

Surveyed by: Exmoor National Park Authority Volunteer, January 2016 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 1.7 km

Public Transport: The nearest bus stop is in Woodcombe over 1 mile away.
Car Park: There is a car park set 50m from the road with a stone entrance track.
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

entrance to path from car park 1100mm wide

Start entrance to path from car park 1100mm wide

after 20m pathway has a narrow dip

Surface after 20m pathway has a narrow dip

sturdy bench with great views towards Wales and the Bristol Channel

Seat sturdy bench with great views towards Wales and the Bristol Channel

Follow the finger towards Minehead Seafront.

Direction Follow the finger towards Minehead Seafront.

compact stone with a 25% gradient to the right of the track

Gradient compact stone with a 25% gradient to the right of the track

compact stone and ruts

Surface compact stone and ruts

rough stoney path with loose small rocks

Surface rough stoney path with loose small rocks

resting bench and concrete path 12% gradient up

Seat resting bench and concrete path 12% gradient up

unloading area for Sherman and Churchill tanks

Feature of Interest unloading area for Sherman and Churchill tanks

remains of World War 2 buildings

Feature of Interest remains of World War 2 buildings

From the unloading ramp retrace your steps along the concrete road to the first car parking area.

Direction From the unloading ramp retrace your steps along the concrete road to the first car parking area.

When you reach the first car park turn left.

Direction When you reach the first car park turn left.

As you near the road turn right off the concrete to pass between the timber posts, 120cm apart.

Direction As you near the road turn right off the concrete to pass between the timber posts, 120cm apart.

Follow the grass track up the slope, c10%

Path Follow the grass track up the slope, c10%

As you pass the clump of trees on your right bear left still uphill at c10%

Direction As you pass the clump of trees on your right bear left still uphill at c10%

wonderful view overlooking Exmoor and beyond

View wonderful view overlooking Exmoor and beyond

10% gradient down

Gradient 10% gradient down

10% gradient up stoney track

Gradient 10% gradient up stoney track

narrow dipped path back to car park

Direction narrow dipped path back to car park

Pass between the timber post (120cm apart) to reach the car park you started from.

End Pass between the timber post (120cm apart) to reach the car park you started from.

North Hill Tank Trail Phototrail

 

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