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

Pubs/Cafes

The Rising Sun is a fine choice for some post walk refreshments. It's a historic thatched pub of some note, dating all the way back to the 14th century. Inside there's a charming old interior withcrooked stairways, narrow passages, sloping floors and low beams. There's also literary interest as R.D. Blackmore wrote several chapters of his novel Lorna Doone while staying in one of the inn's rooms during the 19th century (you can see more details on the Lorna Doone Walk which explores areas connected with the novel).
The inn serves delicious sea food meals and also provides rooms with sea views, if you would like to stay in the area.
It's located in a splendid spot next to the harbour in Lynmouth at postcode EX35 6EG for your sat navs. They are also dog friendly.

Photos

Looking down on Lynton - geograph.org.uk - 93148

Looking down on Lynton

Lynmouth (geograph 5693166)

Lynmouth. Quaint thatched dwellings and walkers on a lovely summer day.

Middleham memorial gardens, Lynmouth (geograph 3008951)

Middleham memorial gardens, Lynmouth

Lynmouth Harbour - geograph.org.uk - 1691329

Lynmouth Harbour

View of Foreland Point - geograph.org.uk - 559505

View of Foreland Point. From the North Cliff Hotel there is a great view to the mouth of the river and bay.

Clifftops near Lynmouth - geograph.org.uk - 2027171

Clifftops near Lynmouth

Lynmouth, The River Lyn - geograph.org.uk - 1691355

Lynmouth, The River Lyn

Boats in Lynmouth Harbour - geograph.org.uk - 1412419

Boats in Lynmouth Harbour

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Lynton and Lynmouth.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Lynton and Lynmouth.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)