When I wrote the Coleridge Way Companion Guide I was keen to loop it back to Nether Stowey to make the walk a one hundred mile round trip. That only became possible in 2016 when the relevant parts of the England Coast Path were opened. However, the inland route was a little hit and miss although I knew help was at hand.

For the last year or so, those nice people at Somerset County Council have been working on a fifteen mile path to link the villages of Nether Stowey and Stogursey with the coast path. The route is circular but the western side of it will be perfect to get walkers back from the last stage of the extended Coleridge Way Walk – Watchet to their end/start point.

This last section is just six miles long across mainly arable farmland. It’s flat and easy to navigate, especially as new signage is just about to go up.

For directions see http://www.coleridgewaywalk.co.uk/castles-and-coast-way/

When the new path is launched we will be the first to walk it and I’ll tell you about it then.