Day 019 : Porlock – Watchet

Today,  I take in the rolling hills of the Somerset coastline to the seaside resort with the famous holiday camp.

b_019_032_Bossington_VillageI strode out of Porlock towards the neat village of Bossington.

From here it was a steep climb up onto Bossington Hill.

I caught up with a couple who were taking a break. I was glad to stop myself and have a chat. It was the last day of their holiday. I just want to thank Anita and David for their donation and hope they enjoyed the rest of the day.

When I got to the top of the hill, I met a group of elderly walkers who were part of a walking group. They looked quite fresh considering the effort it had taken me to get to this point. I was most upset when they said there was an easier way up.

b_019_040_Minehead_StartOf_SW_CoastalPathAs I dropped down towards Minehead harbour, I found Frankie and Annie’s farm who I had met a few days ago. I called, but they were not in, so just to say that I did stop and call.

Along the front at Minehead, I found the sculpture of a pair of hands holding a map. This marks the start or end point of the South West Coastal Path.

Minehead is also the end of the line for the West Somerset Railway which claims to be the longest Heritage railway in England.

b_019_043_Minehead_SomersetRailwayOf course you cannot mention Minehead without referring to the famous Billy Butlins Holiday Camp. It has probably provided many jobs for the people of the town. Yes, there were people trudging along the front wheeling their suitcases after them.

b_019_046_Minehead_ButlinsI continued on to Watchet passing through a place called Blue Anchor which had a long front and chalet homes.