This month’s half of our Killer two-parter is not for the faint hearted. However, it’s the relentless height gains from wooded dells to the coastal views from Exmoor’s northern fringes that lead to some ballistic technicalities. However if you haven’t opted for the straight-up short cut north from Woodcombe, things get off to a fairly leisurely start from the Minehead coast, winding up the contours of North Hill via the South West Coast path. Once up to the 250m-odd levels, it’s an undulating blast to the edge of Bossington Hill before a rocky blast down to Porlock. Leaving the quaint seaside retreat, rustic lanes make way for a technical wooded climb through Homebush Wood before the route gradually doubles back towards trademark open moorland — not before an outstanding singletrack descent through Horner wood, though. After tackling the 519m summit of Dunkery Beacon the Killer cuts through Wheddon Cross, looping back north through Timberscombe and Wootton Courtenay to the A39 and east in to Bratton. Almost 33 miles sampling the very best trail aspects of Exmoor National Park.