Where to Eat
Lynmouth- The Rising Sun, Harbourside open for lunch and dinner, local sea food a speciality. RD Blackmoor is believed to have written some of Lorna Doone here other famous guests are poets Shelley and Coleridge.
The Esplanade Fish Bar, 2 the Esplanade deservedly popular fish and chip shop facing the bay with large portions, eat in or take away.
Lynton Cliff Railway
Valley of the Rocks
Exmoor Steam railway although only two miles long this narrow gage railway which operated between 1898 to 1935 is worth a look.
Exmoor Zoo a small well managed zoo which deserves its award for best small attraction. (2013)
A Day in Lynton and Lynmouth
Take a ride on the Exmoor Steam Railway (check train times on www.lynton-rail.co.uk)
Lynton – explore the Valley of the Rocks with its wild goats.
Lynmouth- have a wonder around the shops and enjoy a ride on the cliff funicular railway
Lunch at The Rising Sun.
Top Short Walk- Lynmouth – Watersmeet- Approx 4 miles
One of the classic Exmoor walks from the coastal village of Lynmouth through the wooded valley of the East Lyn to Watersmeet. Follow the sign posts from the Lymouth public car park.
Take a leisurely 90minute stroll along the banks of the river Lyn to Watersmeet with National Trust tea shop.
01598 753348 for opening times.
Footpath to Watersmeet starts at the road bridge and heads up the river
Return still travelling clockwise via Hillsford Bridge and Simonsbath taking a scenic drive across Brendon Common.
In January 1899 responding to a maroon in the Bristol Channel, unable to launch from Lynmouth due to heavy seas, the Lynmouth lifeboat crew haul the 3 ½ ton Louisa up Countisburry hill, 13 miles to Porlock Weir, to launch and save the 19 man crew of the Forrest Hall. Details of this story of courage and determination can be seen in an exhibition at Lynmouth, and a small museum at Porlock.
Dulverton and the River Barle in a Day
Simonsbath take in the view down the Barle Valley, go for a stroll down to Cow Castle or visit
Boeveys Tea Room and the old saw mills.
Enjoy a scenic drive across Withypool Common with its Exmoor ponies.
Visit Tarr Steps the ancient clapper bridge
Dulverton Where to eat
The Bridge Inn, 20 Bridge Street, riverside pub popular with locals serving local produce. Open for lunch or dinner with a good selection of baguettes, pies and home made dishes.Craft beers & ciders.
Woods Restaurant, 4Bank Square, a rustic quality eatery. Owner Paddy Grove has a farm and supplies many of the ingredients which end up on the table. They also stock a good selection of wines.
Tarr Farm, a converted 16th century farm next to the ancient clapper bridge is now a traditional inn serving locally sourced food open for lunch and dinner. 01643 831304
Worth a Visit
The Guildhall Heritage and Arts Centre open seven days a week from Early April to the end of October, with free admission, it gives visitors a taste of old Dulverton.