L y n t o n  &  L y n m o u t h  ~  "Walking  Capital  of  Exmoor"

A Top 10 destination for a UK staycation - The Guardian

  Things To Do -  Exmoor provides a great base to enjoy so many outdoor activities, there's an endless list...   

21 Mile Drive Scenic Tour - CLICK HERE           Interactive Walks Map - CLICK HERE           Interactive Cycle Map - CLICK HERE

Walking, Orienteering & Geocaching 

Railways Round Exmoor

Horse Riding & Trekking

‘The Walking Capital of Exmoor’, Lynton & Lynmouth has four National Walking Trails that pass through including the South West Coast Path and The Two Moors Way. 
A walkers paradise, long distance trails, short walks and easy access trails, Exmoor has them all and is an ideal for exploring the outdoors and improving your navigational skills. Watersmeet, Valley of Rocks, Lorna Doone Country, Hollerday Hill, Glen Lyn Gorge and Heddon Valley, for the experienced walker or someone who just prefers a short stroll, with over 1000km of footpaths across wooded valleys and moorlands, the variety is infinite.
Interactive Walks Map - CLICK HERE

Exmoor is home to three very interesting and quite unique railways, these are the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway and the West Somerset Railway.
The former is the world famous water powered funicular railway, which connects the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth.  The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway is an on-going restoration project of the picturesque narrow gauge  at Woody Bay Station where one mile of track has been re-instated.

Finally there is the West Somerset Railway at Minehead at some 23 miles in length is the longest privately owned passenger rail line in Great Britain.

Exmoor has often been described as the 'Riding Playground of England' and with over 600km of bridleways it is a very special place for riding and a great place to explore on horseback. 
Visitors can ride at their leisure over open heath moors and through steeply wooded valleys and gorges.

With over 600km of bridleways Exmoor National Park is a special place for riding and a great place to explore on horseback.

Horses and tuition for all ages and all abilities are readily available locally at anyone of the many excellent riding stables.


Canoeing, Kayaking & Sea Kayaking

When the right conditions prevail the surf at Lynmouth Bay in Exmoor National Park is a regional classic.
Surfing is ideal for the experienced surfer with a point break together with a west, south west swell and a southerly wind, the pebble and rock bottom ensures perfect breaking waves.
Good surf is to be had at all times of the tide, but as it breaks over boulders it's not for the faint hearted or novices.
Surf's Up!

The East Lyn River from Watersmeet and Rockford or Hillsford Bridge to Lynmouth Harbour provides really excellent and challenging conditions. Whitewater kayakers frequently run this river in the winter when seeking the thrill of a challenging Grade 4 paddle. The two rivers most suited to canoeing are the Barle and Exe, both are classed as Grade 1/2 rivers. With the Bristol Channel having the 2nd highest tidal range in the world sea kayaking is becoming ever more popular along the rugged Exmoor coast.

Motorsport, Off-Roading, Rallying & Motorcross

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Exmoor can offer the responsible driver with some great motorsport. From off-roading to hill climbs and steep, rocky descents together with narrow lanes and tracks, river crossings, spectacular scenery and wildlife present both the novice and experienced driver a great time. 
Safaris provide an excellent way of seeing the wildlife and beautiful Exmoor countryside.
This is a wonderful way of seeing areas of the moor off the beaten track with an experienced guide.

Exmoor National Park has over 550 kms/340 miles of bike trails, from country lanes to bridleways and special trails.
Exmoor offers cycling for all presenting challenges to road cyclists and off-road enjoyment to mountain biker, all offer a different and exciting experience. Cycling and mountain biking are enjoyable for all ages and abilities with considerable scope for exploration and freedom to discover Exmoor National Park.
Exmoor MTB Map CLICK HERE - Exmoor Cycle Route CLICK HERE

Hang-Gliding & Paragliding

Exmoor Coastal Link Bus Service

Permitted sites are at Countisbury Hill near Lynmouth, where a huge cliff make a visit essential for the experienced pilot while Bossington near Porlock is an ideal place to get current or try new techniques. The North Hill near Minehead offers a great ridge run suitable for all skill levels.

Experience the coastal link bus along the glorious and rugged Exmoor ‘Heritage’ coastline. Spectacular sea views are to be had travelling along this magnificient coast between the twin villages of Lynton & Lynmouth, Porlock and on to Minehead. 

For further information CLICK HERE


Coasteering & Rock Climbing

A freebord is a specialist skateboard designed to closely simulate the behavior of a snowboard and the 4.2 miles (6.72km) of Porlock Toll Road is downhill all the way. Starting at a height of 350 metres on Exmoor with a 5.25% decline it is very pretty downhill going right down to the the sea.

Coasteering involves traversing the sea cliffs by wading in waist deep water and scrambling up rocky coastal outcrops. Enjoy rock climbing, with a basic introduction your confidence develops. North Devon & Exmoor's rugged coastline and remote hills are an ideal environment for coasteering and sport & rock climbing.

Touring  - 21 Mile Scenic Drive


Photography & Painting

Exmoor, like R D Blackmore’s heroine Lorna Doone, is both wild and gentle; explore the famous scenic '21 Mile Drive' a wonderful figure-of-eight scenic tour of the area, including some single track roads that twist and turn down steep tumbling valleys and then run along the contour of the wooded cliffs, CLICK HERE. 
Drive out through the heart of the national park on the B3223/4, named as one of Britain’s finest driving roads for its variety of views and driving challenges.

Sea Fishing - Good harbour & boat fishing with grey mullet and bass from the harbour arm, drift fishing for pollack and mackerel and tope, skate and conger in Lynmouth Bay while kayak fishing is becoming ever more popular in the Bristol Channel. 

Freshwater Fishing - The River Lyn is a beautiful river with a good run of salmon as well as sea trout and brown trout. There are several well stocked fisheries in the area as well with Wistlandpound at nearby Blackmoor Gate the nearest.

The stunning natural beauty that is to be found on Exmoor provides both the novice and experienced photographer and artist with both spectacular locations and magnificent wildlife all year round.
"Lynmouth...the most delightful place for a landscape painter this country can boast" said artist Gainsborough. Whether painting with watercolours or oils Exmoor will provide more than enough subject matter, from stunning landscapes and seascapes, to beautiful wildlife and wild flowers.

Game Shooting



Exmoor National Park is surrounded by a wide range of exceptional quality shooting activities with both clays and game. There is plenty of choice for everyone, you’ll find some of the very best commercial shoots in England with world-class  partridge and pheasant shooting. 

Along the North Devon & Exmoor coastline the tides of the Bristol Channel  run fiercely and the River Severn colours the water, but there are times when the water is crystal clear and Lundy hangs mysteriously on the distant horizon inviting you to explore its hidden depths. For more info CLICK HERE

From the links courses along the coastline to the wonderful parkland courses, North Devon and Exmoor has a great variety for the golfer to play. Ilfracombe, Minehead & W. Somerset, Saunton, High Bullen, Royal North Devon, Willingcott, Great Torrington, Portmore, Libbaton,  Hartland & Holsworthy.