Lynton and Lynmouth are situated within the Exmoor National Park, surrounded by magnificent scenery, often known as ‘Little Switzerland’, the area is a walker’s paradise. The pretty village of Lynmouth sits at sea level, following the River Lyn down to the sea, whilst Lynton sits higher, full of quaint narrow lanes and independent shops to explore.
To learn more about the area, visit the Lyn and Exmoor Museum and discover more about the devastating 1952 Lynmouth flood, call into the newly refurbished Lynmouth Pavilion or take a trip on the famous Lynton and Lynmouth funicular Cliff Railway opened in 1890, believed to be the highest and the steepest totally water powered railway in the world connecting the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth and providing stunning coastal views.
A beautiful riverside walk leads to Watersmeet, the meeting place of the East Lyn river and Hoar Oak, a dramatic river gorge and ancient woodland, a haven for wildlife with breathtaking views, a tea garden and shop in stunning surroundings, managed by the National Trust.
For a unique coastal walk, follow the path from Lynton to the iconic Valley of Rocks, which boasts dramatic rocks, stunning scenery and has the highest sea cliffs in England and intrepid goats! There are two public car parks in the valley, adjacent to a tea room and the cricket club.