21/03/2017 - Fine walk over Selworthy Beacon from Minehead to Porlock. This nice cairn is in a quiet spot on the hill and makes for a fine place for a rest. The views north across the Bristol Channel are wonderful on a sunny day.
This prehistoric cairn is on a steep coastal slope between Minehead and Porlock Bay, overlooking the Bristol channel. Twelve metres in diameter, and about a metre tall, if you look in the dip in the centre you'll see some of the stones it's made of. The SM info on Magic suggests the cairn was robbed of stone in antiquity for constructing field banks. But the folklore for the Whit Stones apparently suggests another explanation.