Dunkery Beacon


Dunkery Beacon

  • Location: Minehead, Exmoor, Somerset, South West
  • Distance: 1.9 miles / 3.1 km
  • Average gradient: 10%
  • Maximum gradient: 17%
  • Height gain. 326m
  • 100 climbs: #5
  • Dunkery Beacon, Strava
  • Everesting? – 28 * 6.2 km = 174km


Dunkery Beacon is a really tough climb from the village of Porlock towards the top of Exmoor. There is 326 m of climbing in just 3 km. It starts off with a tough steep section of 15-17%. Mid way, you get a brief respite as you come out of the trees, but then the climb picks up again. Towards the end, the climb gets even steeper – 17% for a considerable length of time.


View from top.

I road Dunkery Beacon after competing in the Porlock Hill climb up Porlock Toll Road.

Dunkery Beacon is just a short couple of miles from the village of Porlock. If interested, there are plenty of other good, tough climbs in this area.


You can see the sea from the top.dunkery-beacon3

Relatively good road surface – quite exposed at the top, and can be windy.dunkery-beacon-2

Good views on the way down.


Some steep sections at the bottom and mid-way up the climb.



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