GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lynton and Lynmouth Walk

7 miles (11 km)

The town of Lynton and village of Lynmouth sit side by side on the Exmoor coast in north Devon. It's a splendid place for walkers with a number of long distance trails passing through the beautiful area. As well as the wonderful coastal views there's also nice woodland trails and riverside paths along theEast Lyn River.
This 7 mile circular walk visits some of the highlights of the area using waymarked trails on good paths. Starting in the centre of Lynton you first follow a section of the South West Coast Path east towards the picturesque harbour village ofLynmouth. The path descends to the village which sits at theconfluence of theWest LynandEast Lynrivers, in agorge700 feet (210m) belowLynton. You continue towards Countisbury where you can climb to Foreland Point Lighthouse at the most northerly point along the Devon andExmoorcoast. From here there are great views across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast. The route then descends back to the hamlet of Countisbury before coming to Watersmeet. The delightful area includes 2000 acres of river gorge and woodland with the opportunity for refreshments at the riverside tea garden at Watersmeet House.
The walk then follows a section of the Tarka Trail back to Lynton.
There's lots of good options for continuing your walking in the area. One of the highlights is the climb to the Valley of the Rocks. This dry valley contains the geological marvels known as the Lynton Beds.
You could follow the South West Coast Path east and visit Culbone Wood and the delightful village of Porlock Weir.
You could also follow the Two Moors Way and Tarka Trail south to the Cheriton Ridge in the Exmoor National Park.
The Samaritans Way South West also passes through the area.

Lynton and Lynmouth OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lynton and Lynmouth Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Looking down on Lynton - - 93148

Looking down on Lynton

Lynmouth (geograph 5693166)


Middleham memorial gardens, Lynmouth (geograph 3008951)

Middleham memorial gardens, Lynmouth

Lynmouth Harbour - - 1691329

Lynmouth Harbour


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Lynton and Lynmouth.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)