Lynmouth - where Exmoor meets the sea. Glorious Exmoor is on the doorstep - ideal for walking, riding, sightseeing, fishing or simply exploring the dramatic coastline.

Take the world famouse Cliff Railway to the neighbouring village of Lynton - visit the Lyn Museum, explore Hollerday Hill and the famous Valley of The Rocks. The valley was formed during the ice age - towering rock formations with names such as 'The Devil's Cheesewring', and its centrepiece, 'Castle Rock'. It is reknowned for its resident herd of wild goats, and in the centre of the valley probably the most picturesque setting in England for a village cricket pitch !

We are on the route for the Two Moors Way and South West Coast Path and make a great base for wallking part of these routes.  Exmoor National Park has a great website with details of walks and activities in the area.  You can click on the link below to access their website:

http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/visiting

Find out more about the cliff railway: http://www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk/

Tarr Steps is now being featured on 1st Class Stamps - this is just a short half hour drive from Lorna Doone.

If you like to try something different whilst on holiday then perhaps a visit to South Molton's Outdoor Centre may suit you.  Click on the link to find out more http://www.rockandrapidadventures.co.uk

To see more of our beautiful area then click on this link to watch a brief video about Lynton and Lynmouth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7fQ-DEku40

Exploration for all the family

Lynmouth has a stony beach, but sandy beaches are within easy motoring distance: Lee Bay, which is sandy at half & lowtide, or miles of golden sand stretching from Woolacombe (15 miles away) through Putsborough, Croyde, Saunton & across the Taw/ Torridge estuary to Instow and Westward Ho! (35 miles away)

From Lynmouth there are regular boat trips along the Heritage Coast. Gently cruise past the nesting colonies of razorbills, guillemots, dunlin and kitiwake and the gulls soaring in the thermals by the highest seacliffs in England.
Red deer, wild Exmoor ponies and buzzards

 One of the most rewarding activities is exploring Exmoor on foot; the diversity of the scenery in a small area is staggering -a walk of six miles could take you along one of the delightful wooded valleys, up onto the rugged moor with panoramic views, and depending on the time of year -a carpet of purple heather or golden gorse or bronze bracken, then on a coastal footpath for views of the soaring cliffs and foaming surf and on a clear day, a sight of the Welsh coastline 30 miles away. On your route you may even be lucky enough to see salmon leaping in the river, or catch a glimpse of the majestic wild red deer and wild Exmoor ponies.