(a) Arrive on the 300 Ilfracombe-Minehead Bus. This stops near the Church. Walk down
Sparkhayes Lane to the Marsh.
(b) In  the sea broke through the ridge protecting Porlock Marsh. This has led to the South West Coast Path being
diverted inland. Follow any diversion signs at this point. (The path shown on the above map was correct as of May 2003).
(c) This is the main area of marshland. Since the sea broke through this area has become increasingly saline. The
plant life is gradually changing to more salt tolerant species.
(d) Porlock Weir is lovely little village. It can get a bit busy in the tourist season, but it's a nice place to get
a spot of lunch. There is a petrified forest here that is sometimes visible at low tide.
(e) This short section (150m) is the worst bit of road walking on this route. The road from Porlock Village to
Porlock Weir gets busy in the tourist season and you have to stay close to the hedge to times. But you're soon into Worthy
(f) Worthy Wood is mainly broad-leaved woodland but there are also small areas of conifers. This part of the walk is
more hilly than there rest but it is shady under the the trees with lots of birdsong (very relaxing). I prefer doing the
walk this way round - it can get very hot out on the marsh on a summer's afternoon. I'd rather walk the marsh in the
morning while it's still cool.