The area

Heddons Mouth

The Heddon Valley and Heddon’s Mouth

The Heddon Valley is set in the west Exmoor coast surrounded by towering cliffs and moorland. Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the Heddon Valley is home to a variety of wildlife including otters and the rare high brown…..

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor is a unique place shaped by people and nature over thousands of years and is recognized as one of the UK’s finest landscapes.  Large areas of open moorland provide a sense of remoteness and tranquillity rare in southern Britain……

Lynton & Lynmouth

Known by the Victorians as Little Switzerland, the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth offer a unique visitor experience including a craft centre and cinema, many shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants.   They are linked by a cliff railway. Established in…..

Valley of Rocks

The Valley of Rocks

The Valley of Rocks is a dry valley that runs parallel to the coast about half a mile west of Lynton. It is noted for its herd of goats, its geology and its stunning views. The Valley of Rocks Website



Watersmeet is a dramatic river gorge clothed with ancient woodlands. The area is a haven for wildlife with breath-taking views, waterfalls, evidence of iron-age settlement and past industrial processes. At the meeting place of the East Lyn River and Hoar…..


Arlington Court

This National Trust house was once owned by the Chichester Family. The grounds are also the location for the National Trust Carriage Collection which has recently acquired, on loan from the House of Commons, the early 18th century Speakers State…..

Marwood Hill Gardens

These lovely gardens, pictured above, are well worth a visit. They were started by Dr. Smart in 1950’s and are now owned by his nephew who continues to expand them. Dogs are welcome on leads. The tea rooms come highly…..

The Lynton to Barnstaple Steam Railway

This narrow gauge railway, decommissioned in 1935, now has 2 miles of track between Woody Bay and Parracombe. Volunteers keep several authentic steam engines and rolling stock in working order so that visitors, can enjoy travelling in Edwardian style! Lynton…..

Walking Routes from Lynmouth

Walking Routes

As well as the South West Coast Path, the area is home to other long distance walking routes: the Two Moors Way which runs between Lynmouth on the north Devon coast and Ivybridge in South Devon, crossing Exmoor and Dartmoor;…..

Other places of Interest

Other attractions in the area include the historic villages of Clovelly with its steep cobbled streets and picturesque harbour,  Porlock, Porlock Weir  and Selworthy with its pretty thatched cottages.  Combe Martin is reputed to have the longest high street in…..