Lynton & Lynmouth

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

No journey in Devon would be complete without a visit to the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth in Exmoor National Park. Lynton retains many Victorian buildings, while its sister village of Lynmouth is located 700 ft below at Sea Level, with a water-powered cliff railway linking the two.

Things to do

Enjoy a walk! From Lynton walk along North Walk and the Coast Path to the Valley of Rocks. The Valley of Rocks is well known for its towering rock formations, including Castle Rock and the Devil’s Cheesewring and the herd of wild goats.

From Lynmouth, visit the National Trust beauty spot of Watersmeet, situated in a deep gorge beside the East Lyn River. After the walk along the Lyn Valley, enjoy a Devon cream tea at the Tea Room.

Take a ride on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. Lynton was once linked to Barnstaple by a narrow gauge railway. The original Lynton & Barnstaple Railway closed in 1935. Based on the original Woody Bay station, the new Lynton & Barnstaple Railway presently runs steam trains for about a mile towards Parracombe with views of the Exmoor coast.

Getting to Lynton and Lynmouth

From Barnstaple, services 309 and 310 operate to Lynton, with some journeys also serving Lynmouth. The 309 and 310 and 300 from Ilfracombe all pass Woody Bay station.

From Ilfracombe, the 300 runs to Lynton and Lynmouth from late May to September. A separate 300 service runs between Lynmouth and Minehead.

If you are travelling from further afield, take the bus or train to Barnstaple then catch the 309 or 310.

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