The Exmoor Coast

The A39 through Porlock Village

A39 Start of one-way section, Porlock A39 One-way section approaching Porlock A39 entering Porlock

We continue onwards with few clues as to what is to come, until we reach the edge of Porlock. Here, the road forks. The left hand branch is one way down hill and takes the A39 down to Porlock. The right hand road carries eastbound traffic. The middle picture shows why this section is one way - the road is barely wide enough for a car in places. The right hand picture shows the other end of the one-way section.

A39 entering Porlock Lorna Doone Hotel, Porlock Main Road, Porlock

We continue into Porlock, passing between stone walls on narrow streets. The main street has various touristy type shops, as well as a few pubs and restaurants. One of the hostelries is the Lorna Doone Hotel, which has a prime site on the main street.

Exmoor Coast - Introduction
Exmoor Coast - West from Minehead
Exmoor Coast - Porlock Village
Exmoor Coast - Porlock Hill
Exmoor Coast - From Porlock Hill to Devon
Exmoor Coast - The Impenetrable Coast
Exmoor Coast - Lynton and Lynmouth
Exmoor Coast - The Lynmouth Flood
Exmoor Coast - Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

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