Many local walks can be started right from our doorstep! We've put together some of the more popular walks which our guests tell us they love, so you can pick up a copy and enjoy them too.
The Valley of Rocks
A walk along the coastline - and just a few minutes from our doorstep! A round trip will take on average, around 45 minutes, and you'll get to see some amazing views that this picturesque location has to offer. This walk follows a solid path from door to door. You'll get a clifftop view of Lynmouth and - on a clear day - the Welsh coastline over the Bristol Channel. To walk along to the end of the Valley will take a little longer but those extra steps will pay huge dividends...
This walk involves a little more climbing! From our doorstep you'll need to walk down to Lynmouth - or take the Cliff Railway down to the harbour. From there you can commence the walk along either side of the East Lyn river, along the gorge and experience some stunning scenery. There is a lower riverside path or for more spectacular views of the valley the higher woodland path is worth the climb. The Hoar Oak and the East Lyn rivers join at Watersmeet - this is National trust land and there is a picturesque tea room serving cream teas and light snacks.
Countisbury Hill is on the fringes of Exmoor and very close to the rugged North Devon Coastline. A great circular walk from our doorstep takes you through the town, down to Lynmouth and along the river to Sparrows Walk. From here climb the zigzag path to the top of the Hill and enjoy some specular scenery. From here, just follow the path along the top to the Blue Ball Inn, then it's all downhill again to Lynmouth! Treat yourself to the ride back up to lynton, on the CLiff Railway - you've earned it!
You could take the car to Malmesmead, which is about 5 miles from Lynton, where another beautiful walk is to be found. The confluence of the Oare and Badgery Waters and the entrance to the Doone Valley, which was used by R.D. Blackmore as the location for his well known novel Lorna Doone. Starting off from the little arched bridge, follow the meandering river as far as you want to walk, then turn back and head for a refreshing cuppa at the Farm!
This very pretty village is just 20 minutes by car from us, and sits on the Holnicote Estate, this vast area owned by the National Trust. There are many walks around the hills and the south west coast path passes through here also. A particurly pleasant walk is to park in the National Trust car park, wander up the hill towards The Beacon, then stroll down back down towards the site of the once Bury Castle and then on to the Periwinkle Tearooms, treating yourself to a delicious homebaked cake and cuppa, just to reward yourself!
We are located on the stunning North Devon coast and surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Exmoor National Park - it's easy to see the appeal of Lynton &Lynmouth as a top walking holiday destination.
From the dramatic and rugged coastline and open moors to secluded river valleys and wooded cleaves, it's amazing to find such a rich and varied landscape within this small, yet outstandingly beautiful corner of England.