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Dunkery Beacon

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Address: Exmoor National Park, Porlock, England

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Stuning walkwith outstanding views

Park your car and head off up hill so not for the faint hearted but if you can and you reach the top you are blessed with wonderful 360 degree views .Really worth it and its free

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Sandy C
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Minehead, United Kingdom
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Minehead, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Park your car and head off up hill so not for the faint hearted but if you can and you reach the top you are blessed with wonderful 360 degree views .Really worth it and its free

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

When you go to the trig point you realise that you can see over 30 miles from the top of Dunkery Beacon: it is 519m high! Fabulous

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Thank Poohsie14
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Well worth the gentle climb and if you're short on time or breath you can park within 1/2 mike of the top. Autumn day when we went but the 360 degree views were still spectacular. With full sunlight it must be sublime.

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Milton Keynes
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113 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

You need a good weather day which we had with clear sunny skies and a warm temperature. The walk although a little stony is pleasant but the views from the top of the beacon are fabulous with the Somerset Plateau spread out beneath the Beacon. Follow all this up with a good pub lunch you will for sure have developed... More 

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Chard, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

On a good day you can see for miles, on a bad day you can't see your own feet. Choose your day and this place will not disappoint

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Thank Vanessa C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

this is a lovely walk for those wishing to experience the beauty of Exmoor, it is a bit of a climb but not as bad as I expected and well worth it.

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Thank helen t
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stunning views from windswept peak . Few spots could be so attractive We chose to walk nearly 2 hours to get there and it was worth the journey ,with an attractive walk back down.

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Thank John B
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Although a moderately difficult climb for the unsteady the views make the effort worthwhile. The changing seasons and weather make every visit a new experience.

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Atherstone
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

The summit is marked with a very large cairn which I climbed to fully admire the impressive views. There were some Exmoor ponies up the top but strangely an extraordinary number of flies emanating from the rocks of the cairn.

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Thank ChrisHorton
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Somerset's highest point. Incredible view point. Views all over Exmoor and beyond including Wales and Dartmoor. It is open land and vulnerable to all weathers. It is extremely exposed and therefore is an area to be respected. If you are not dressed appropriately you can get into trouble very quickly. Go there in all weathers. Its beauty and challenge varies... More 

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