23 miles
Distance
3,809 ft
Climb
-3,883 ft
Descent
1,671 ft
High Point

The climb out of Minehead harbour is particularly hard going but the tracks are good and it is all rideable. It’s not until you clear the treeline and contour around above the coastline that you realise just how high you’ve climbed. The rest of the Coast Path is relatively easy and the reward, singletrack into Lynch Combe, is incredibly sweet.
The second climb gets you within spitting distance of Dunkery’s distinctive beacon but first there’s a huge drop down to Horner Water followed by a tough climb to Stoke Pero. The descent from Dunkery Beacon is fast and open to start with but it gets rougher and rougher, a good test of your suspension pushing your travel to the limit. Easy forest tracks make simple work of the final leg and a cracking drop down Periton Combe returns you to the harbour.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Trails at Exmoor mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    36 ft
  • Altitude start
    119 ft
  • Altitude end
    45 ft
  • Grade
    -0.06%
  • Grade max
    -33.496%
  • Grade min
    31.431%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,426 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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