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Green bow, walk name and 'Across Country for Cancer Care'. Both directions.Macmillan Way West - Castle Cary to Barnstaple

Devon, Somerset

164 km / 102 miles
A branch of the main Macmillan Way, parting at Castle Cary it crosses the Somerset Levels and the Quantocks and can be linked with the South West Coast Path National Trail at Minehead. It then crosses Exmoor and follows the Tarka Trail to Barnstaple, again linking with the South West Coast Path. Macmillan routes thus enable a 346-mile walk across England from Boston to Barnstaple.


Waymark: Green bow, walk name and 'Across Country for Cancer Care'. Both directions.
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Green bow, walk name and 'Across Country for Cancer Care'. Both directions.
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: ST641323 - Castle Cary, Somerset View on StreetMap
Finish: SS555325 - Barnstaple, Devon View on StreetMap
User Group: Macmillan Ways Association Macmillan Ways Association
Web Sites: Macmillan Ways

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Macmillan Way West: Guidebook  (Macmillan Ways Association  - 2021 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 180, 181, 182, 183, 193
OS Landranger Active 180, 181, 182, 183, 193
OS Explorer 9, 128, 129, 139, 140, 141, 142
OS Explorer Active 9, 128, 129, 139, 140, 141, 142

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Last Updated 15/07/2019 11:01:20
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Route Profile:

163.5 km (101.6 miles)
3,150 m (10,335 ft) ascent
509 m (1,670 ft)  maximum height

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