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A Circular walk via The Hawn

This is a short walk of around 20 minutes taking you from the station to the beach, around The Hawn, and back to the station

Walk along the platform in the direction of Blue Anchor. At the end of the platform there is a narrow pathway that will take you alongside the railway line to Sea Lane level crossing

towards sea lane

At the level crossing turn left and walk along the lane until you reach the car park at the beach

sea lane
sea lane

Turn left and head towards the iconic sight of North Hill

at the beach

On your left will be the Dunster Beach Holiday chalets. Turn left here and you will come across The Hawn.

The Hawn was once a navigatable channel on the old course of the River Avill but is now a landlocked freshwater lake. It was once a medieval harbour known as Dunster Haven

The hawn
The hawn
The hawn
The hawn

Continue along a public footpath that bring you to the road. Turn left and you will find yourself returning to Dunster West Level Crossing and the Station

Station Road
Station Road