Porlock Transportation

  • Porlock Bay (from bus)
    Porlock Bay (from bus)
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  • Exmoor Scenery (from bus)
    Exmoor Scenery (from bus)
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    One Of The UK's Most Spectacular Bus Journeys

    by johngayton Written Dec 26, 2011
    #300 Bus At Lynmouth
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    During the summer months Porlock is served by the open-topped Quantock #300 bus service between Lynmouth and Minehead. Between Lynmouth and Porlock the route follows the coast with spectacular views both seawards (effectively from the clifftop) and landwards over the undulating scenery of Exmoor.

    Services run roughly every two hours and the journey is a "Thing to Do" in its own right.

    In the winter the #300 only runs to Porlock on Sundays and the open topped bus is replaced by a more seasonally-suitable normal bus.

    The other main bus service to Porlock (and to the Weir) is the Quantock #39 from Minehead which operates about six journeys a day in each direction rear-round.

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    The Hill

    by northeast80 Updated Aug 21, 2010

    Porlock Hill is on the A39, when leaving the village there are two options; go up this monstor or take the toll road. We went the hard way (our car was full of camping gear, two passengers and not very good gears.
    We were going up it in 1st; 1,300 ft (400 m) in less than 2 miles (3.2 km) up onto Exmoor: a very steep hill with gradients of up to 1 in 4 and hairpin bends where yo ucould see the road at a vertical angle in-front of you.
    There is one emergency stopping place.
    The less steep toll road is an option for slow and old vehicles and cycles. Incidently this road featured in the 2007 cycle of Britain tour.
    The toll road was opened some time between 1840-50, most users were horses and donkeys then. The road is 4.5 miles long from Porlock to Pitt Combe Head where it joins the A39. There are several stopping places and a picnic site for photographs and views. I've only been able to find a photo with the cost of £2 for cars and £3 for caravans with cars, £5 for lorrys (non articulated and a max. of 7.5 tonnes) for the toll. The toll road is a gradient of 1:14.

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    Great coach journey from London to Bridgwater- Som

    by diosh Written Aug 5, 2007

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    Porlock Weir- Somerset
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    I was told about a coach company that goes to and from Taunton each day, picking up at the

    London end, at Hammersmith.It's so handy.You don't need to treck up to central London, if

    you're travelling from the suburbs.

    It leaves at 3.00 p.m., 6.45p.m. and 9.00 p.m. from Hammersmith bus station, Bay E.

    My return fare was 9.50GBP, travelling with a concession.The usual fare is 14.00GBP return!

    The one I travelled down on was a double decker and I had a downstairs seat with just 4 others!

    "John" the courier brought us all tea- which he made on board and provided crisps and snacks

    also.What a service.

    One of my co- travellers was a regular and when he'd fallen asleep John took his ticket out of

    his breast pocket, punched it and put it back for him- without waking him!

    We had a very chummy ride.

    The journey from London to Bridgwater takes 2.5 hours, to Taunton- a further 20 mins. and to

    the end of the line- Tiverton-a further 1hour on from Bridgwater.

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