Winter in Exmoor

Experience the stark beauty & tranquility

enjoy the stark beauty of exmoor in winter

Winter in Lynton & Lynmouth.

Visit Lynton & Lynmouth during the festive season and experience the magic of Winter in Exmoor’s ‘Little Switzerland’.

Wander along Lynmouth’s illuminated harbour and shopping streets to find beautiful art and gifts for the home, enticing fashion and leather goods, pottery and delicious local produce. Amble through Lynton’s old town and high street for an incredible selection of fine and modern art, objects of desire and fascinating trinkets, gorgeous fashion, sheepskin and leather. 

Reward yourself with tea, festive cakes and merriment in one of Lynton & Lynmouth’s cosy cafés, pubs and restaurants.

top activities for Winter in Exmoor

Watersmeet Tea Room

At the weekends take the family on an enchanting riverside walk through the Watersmeet Gorge. Treat yourselves with piping hot tea and cake at Watersmeet House.

lynmouth pavilion

Visit the Exmoor National Park Centre for information on everything Exmoor. Call in upstairs to enjoy great food and refreshments in the Pavilion Café, open all year round.

RHS Rosemoor

Living proof that gardens can look stunning in all seasons. Winter at RHS Rosemoor is a truly delightful experience with something to see in every corner.

things to do in the winter

Winter in Lynton & Lynmouth is a sleepy old affair, many of the main attractions begin their hibernation until the Spring, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do.  This is a great time to explore our wild beaches, rugged moorland and nature’s timeless natural attractions. The captivating and expansive Valley of Rocks welcomes everyone throughout all seasons and looks particularly splendid in the bleak midwinter.

the tarka trail

The Tarka Trail

The 180-mile route forms a figure of eight which envelops most of…

festive shopping & twinkling lights

Visiting during the festive season? Take some time to explore the old streets of Lynton or harbour side streets of Lynmouth, there is a fantastic choice of shops offering something for everyone.  Browse our fine art and modern galleries for great paintings and objects.  Find inspiration or gifts for the home. Rummage through some of the bargains in our leather goods or fashion stores. Love eating and drinking? Take some local Exmoor produce, ales or spirits home with you.  And when you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, enjoy delicious homemade cakes and refreshments in one of our cosy cafés.

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Lyn Valley Art and Craft Centre

Selling items made by local artisans, crafters and traders in the heart of Lynton. Buy local pottery, cards, soap, produce and jewellry and much more…

fox and goose

The Fox & Goose Inn

A delicious food-led country pub and Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Parracombe.

Lynton Londis Shop


Your local Londis at Lynton offers a wide range of everyday essentials including confectionery, beers, wine and spirits, top-up grocery items and fresh produce.

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Lynton Post Office

Lynton Post Office provides postal services and tourist information for visitors to the towns of Lynton & Lynmouth.

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Lynmouth Bay Cafe

A cosy, award-winning café with a pretty tea garden located in the heart of Lynmouth. Dog friendly and offering homemade scones, cakes and light bites.

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Polly Skye

Polly Skye original and contemporary art gallery.

Great places to stay in the Winter

Lynton & Lynmouth and the surrounding area has a small selection of cosy places to stay during the Winter months.  Hotels, B&Bs and Guesthouses where you can enjoy a warm welcome and delicious breakfasts. Or, if you prefer being more independent, then there are plenty of great self-catering cottages and houses available too. 

Explore other seasons in Exmoor

Exmoor in Autumn

Explore North Devon in a glorious blaze of reds and oranges.

Exmoor in Spring

Explore North Devon as the year starts to come alive.

Exmoor in Summer

Explore North Devon in the warmth of the Summer sun.