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Lynton & Lynmouth

A leisurely walk (coast) in national park Exmoor in Devon, England, about 5.70km (3.54 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 256m (839ft)
Descent 283m (928ft)
Max. Elevation 250m (820ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 539m (1767ft)
Start & End
Distance 5.70km
Duration ~2:15h
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by Anonymous Walker on 02 Nov 2014
This walk explores the many attractions around the villages of Lynton and Lynmouth on the Exmoor coast. There's plenty to see and do, so although the distance isn't huge, allow a full day to give the region a proper visit. Some of the sections are quite steep up and down to Lynmouth; there are buses from the village if you want to avoid the steep climbs. Likewise, some bits along the Westway have a very steep drop without a barrier so keep an eye on kids.

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If coming from the south, ask the bus driver to drop you at Lynbridge, where there is a small tourist information office.
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Drop down to the river and cross via the bridge. The riverside path runs on the opposite bank.
About 0.15 km (~0.09 miles) from
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The path winds through this beautiful woodland to Lyn Cleave, then pick up the Two Moors Way heading downhill into Lynmouth.
About 0.91 km (~0.57 miles) from
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As you reach Lynmouth, there is a signpost to the gorge which is well worth exploring.
About 0.62 km (~0.39 miles) from
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Walk through the chocolate-box street to get a taste of Lynmouth then down to the rocky beach.
About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
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A steep tarmaced path takes you back up the hill, crossing over the vernicular railway.
About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
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At the top, head west along the coast to take the Westway, an old path that the Victorians used to enjoy the scenery. Note there is a very steep drop; keep an eye on kids/dogs/people with vertigo.
About 0.26 km (~0.16 miles) from
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The Westway will lead you to the Valley of Rocks, one of Exmoor's best-loved attractions. Allow a bit of time to explore.
About 1.50 km (~0.93 miles) from
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A path leads over Hollerday Hill as you return towards Lynton.
About 0.87 km (~0.54 miles) from
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Sitting atop the cliff, Lynton is a little bigger than Lynmouth and has cafes and pubs aplenty to finish off the walk. There are buses heading back from here to all the major nearby towns.
About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from

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