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Lynton & Lynmouth
Lynton and Lynmouth are stunning villages located within the Exmoor National Park, 19 miles from Willingcott Valley and famous for the interlinking Cliff Railway that showcases stunning views of North Devon and Exmoor. Both villages have an incredible history which can be explored in the Flood Memorial Hall or the Exmoor National Park Centre situated at the bottom of the Lynmouth Pavilion.
Lynmouth has a pretty harbour from which there are boat trips to explore the coastline or fishing trips available. The rocky beach is great for rock pooling and there are tennis courts, a putting green and children’s play park all situated within a beautiful green space by the sea. Lynmouth has an abundance of cafes, pub’s, fish and chips, ice creams and restaurants along with independent shops that range from selling art, woodwork and toys to handmade fudge and pasties. The sea view from The Pavilion Dining Room is hard to beat!
If you enjoy walking then we would highly recommend that you follow the East Lyn river from Lynmouth up to Watersmeet, just over a 3-mile round trip. Your journey to Watersmeet will take you through a dramatic river gorge and ancient woodlands arriving at the beautiful National Trust tea garden and shop, a stunning location for a cream tea!
Lynton, resides at the top of the hill, and sits above the smaller village of Lynmouth. It has plentiful amenities and along with shops, cafés, pubs and restaurant’s it also boasts a cinema, Lyn Valley Arts & Crafts centre and the Lyn and Exmoor museum.
From Lynton you can explore the Valley of the Rocks, a wonderful location with amazing rock formations that take in the Bristol Channel. Its ‘Castle Rock’ is an awe-inspiring peak that overlooks the valley. The Valley of the Rocks can be reached by car or on foot. Heading further west along the toll road you will encounter Lee Bay, Woody Bay and Heddon’s Valley that has a beautiful mile long walk leading down to a rocky cove. Heddon’s Valley is also home to a National Trust shop and has a great pub The Hunters Inn, fantastic for food and beverages.