On the afternoon of Wednesday 21 May 2014 the new 15 mile extension of the Coleridge Way will be officially opened in the picturesque village of Malmsmead, in the Doone Valley on the Devon/Somerset border, which is approximately half way along the route.
On the day there will be an optional guided walk finishing in Malmsmead, where others will join for the official launch, after which there will be a cream tea and minibus transport back for the walkers.
Originally opened in 2005, The Coleridge Way walking route, currently 36 miles long, links sites and locations associated with the Romantic Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge during his stay in Somerset. The route begins at Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey and wends its way through the Quantocks to the coast, finishing in Porlock. The new section, way-marked with distinctive quill signage, will extend the walk to Lynmouth making the Coleridge Way a satisfying 51 miles in total.