Coleridge Way Ultra – The ‘Opium Trail’

Saturday 24th April 2021

51 hallucinogenic miles through the landscapes brought to vivid life by Samuel Coleridge, philosopher, theologian and founder of the ‘romantic poet’ movement.

The 51 mile route begins in Nether Stowey in North-Western Somerset where Coleridge lived for many years, and follows his meanderings and musings across this landscape, quite often devoured by the demon of opium, thought to have both aided and encouraged his literary work but which ultimately lead to his demise.

The fully waymarked route traverses the Quantock Hills and contours the upland expanses of Exmoor before a final flurry down deep along the Lyn Valley Gorge to the coastal town of Lynmouth.

The route crosses a varied array of terrain, from woodland glades and riverside trails, to windswept moorland fringes. The Coleridge Way signage is excellent and easily navigable, following its own very distinguishable quill pen (feather) waymarkers.

There will be 4 Aid Stations en route, at regularly spaced intervals, offering food and refreshment and staffed by the friendly, experienced Puretrail Crew.

The Race will finish on the promenade at Lynmouth where you will receive the coveted Opium Trail medal..


You can enter the COLERIDGE WAY ULTRA here >>>  (link will not work until next month)