Sightseeing in Exmoor and North Devon
The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
No trip to Lynmouth or Lynton is complete without a ride on the Cliff Railway! Built in 1888, it is the UK's only fully water powered railway, and can easily transport you between the two villages. The views on the steep journey are beautiful, no matter what the weather. Do keep an eye on their website, HERE, for details of opening times and closing times. The railway is shut from November until February.
North Walk Lynton, to The Valley of The Rocks
When you've grabbed the Cliff Railway up the hill, why not head towards 'North Walk' which takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the lively little village, and out to open vistas across the Bristol Channel and over to Wales? The walk winds you along to The Valley of The Rocks, where you can spot our local goat population munching their way across the hillside. This is a particularly good spot for watching sunsets, down by the grass covered round-about.
Section of path along North Walk, towards The Valley of the Rocks. The path is this width all the way to The Valley of the Rocks and as such, may not be suitable for everyone.
The Valley of Rocks
Speaking of the Valley of Rocks, this staggeringly beautiful area of the North Devon Coastline features some of the highest sea cliffs in the UK. It's such a beautiful spot that Top Gear, along with many other well known TV shows, have filmed here. 2018 award winning, feature film Winter Ridge was entirely shot around Lynton and Lynmouth, with much filming taking place in The Valley of Rocks.
Looking down into The Valley of Rocks from a path on Hollerday Hill. It's also the home of some fantastic outdoor theatre in the summer months!
Sunset over the water, near The Valley of Rocks.