There are three exits from the M5 to North Devon
1. From Junction 23 (Bridgwater) – the takes the longest time (over 2 hours to reach Lynton). Although SatNav systems will advise you to take this route we would recommend otherwise as detailed below:-
2. From Junction 25 (Taunton) - taking the A358 to Minehead and joining the A39 to Lynmouth. This is a lovely scenic route in daylight via Porlock (which has a very steep and winding hill) and across Exmoor by the coast. It will take approx. 1hr 15mins/30mins from the motorway depending on traffic around Taunton.
3. From Junction 27 (Tiverton to Barnstable A361 link road) then the A399 to Blackmoor Gate and A39 to Lynton – all sign-posted will take about 1 hour 15mins from the motorway depending on traffic.
Directions from the A39 Minehead:
1. Having crossed the edge of Exmoor and having passed The Blue Ball Inn at Countisbury, descend Countisbury Hill down into Lynmouth. Descend slowly because as soon as you reach the bottom of the hill you'll need to take the entrance to Torrs Road which is immediately on your left.
2. Go up the small hill and when the road forks at the top, stay right and descend the hill to the riverside. Lorna Doone House is 100 yards on your left.
3. Please note that our car park is to the left of the property - please park considerately.
Directions from the A361 Barnstaple Link Road onto A399:
1. At the roundabout just past South Molton take the third exit onto A399. After approx. 12 miles turn right at the Blackmore Gate junction and take the A39 signed to Lynton & Lynmouth
2. After about 8 miles, stay on the A39 and continue through Barbrook following the signs or Lynmouth.
3. Upon reaching the end of the road in Lynmouth, turn left and cross over Lyndale Bridge - the entrance to Torrs Road is on your right.
4. Go up the small hill and when the road forks at the top, stay right and descend the hill to the riverside. Lorna Doone House is 100 yards on your left.
5. Please note that our car park is to the left of the property - please park considerately.