Wednesday Walks – Circular Walk around Lynmouth


Lynmouth Harbour by Dietmar Rabich | Wikimedia Commons | CC BY-SA 4.0,

For this walk we are heading to Lynmouth – a picturesque little town on Devon’s Exmoor coast. At 5 miles in length you’ll find plenty of scenery along the way, so let’s get going!

To start with, head to the harbour in Lynmouth itself. From the little tower situated there head inland past the footbridge, alongside the rocky River Lyn. When you reach a bridge (at a road junction) cross over the road and head down the path alongside the river.

After passing through a car park you’ll eventually reach another footbridge over a river to cross, heading to the right alongside the river still. When you reach the end of this lane keep on the footpath ahead from you which will take you into East Lyn Cleave. Keep going to another footbridge once again stick to the riverside path – this time signposted to Watersmeet.

Keep on this path until you reach the cafe at Watersmeet, before heading up the hill and down the other side and crossing over the first of two footbridges. Immediately after, take the steps on the right hand side towards Hillsford Bridge.

Once you’ve climbed the hill to Hillsford Bridge, go through the gate and turn right over the bridge. Cross the main road and climb up the grass verge. At the top follow the path downhill towards Lynmouth, which will lead you through a series of zigzags. Cross over the stream, before following heading up more zigzags again. At the top you’ll see a path signposted towards Lynmouth to the right which you’ll need to take.

This descending path will eventually take you back to Lynmouth. Head for the town centre and back towards the harbour you started from.

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Chris Green

About the Author: Chris Green works in the office at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs, using his technical expertise to assist wherever needed. In his spare time he likes playing guitar and bass, and hiking around Dartmoor.

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