For a scenic literary experience, walk the Coleridge Way. Having previously been followed by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, this walking trail will provide its travellers with a sense of nostalgia.

Situated in the scenic county of Somerset, Coleridge Way will lead you through an array of woodland and farmland. The trail begins at Coleridge’s cottage and continues on to Wordsworth’s beautiful home in Alfoxton Park – passing by several quaint villages along the way. You will also encounter the Quantocks Hills, which is home to an extensive range of red deer. Classed as England’s First Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Quantocks Hills is a place of serenity and tranquillity.

After Alfoxton Park, you’ll end up at the spectacular coast of Porklock Bay – a stunning coastline surrounded by a submerged forest.

However, for those who simply cannot get enough of the outstanding views this walking trail has to offer, travellers have the option to extend their route on to Porlock itself, or even Worthy Woods. After Worthy Woods, the trail carries on until Doone Valley, Watersmeet, and finally, the South West Coast Path to Lynmouth.

In 2008, Coleridge Way was chosen as one of Britain’s best autumn walks by the Times. This demonstrates a great deal of the extent to which this scenic route has a history of providing travellers with awe-inspiring natural beauty. The Coleridge Way can be visited at any time of year, although it is recommended to travel there in either spring or autumn.

Celtic Trails offers the Coleridge Way as one of its self guided walking holidays in England.


Offering a range of breathtaking views, the Coleridge Way is the perfect walking holiday for those wishing to embark on a peaceful and intellectually stimulating journey. As William Wordsworth once said: “Let nature be your teacher”.

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