Lynmouth to Watersmeet Circular Walk
A classic Lynmouth walk favoured by locals and visitors alike.
We think this is an essential walking experience when staying in Lynton & Lynmouth. As walks go, it’s one of the easiest and loved by everyone, solo walkers, couples and families alike. It was even mentioned by Julia Bradbury as one of her favourite walks.
Starting in Lynmouth, this walk follows the energetic waters of the East Lyn River all the way to the Watersmeet confluence – the joining of the East Lyn and Hoar Oak waters. It’s quite the spectacle, and a wonderful place to be for a while or two.
Look out for the abundance of nature along the walk, butterflies, birds and fish love this place as much as we do.
On the way to Watersmeet, look out for the site of the old Lynrock Mineral Factory that once sat at the river’s edge. This was sadly washed away in the great flood, but you can still see glimpses of it here and there.
When you’ve finished your time at Watersmeet you can head back the way you came, or take the higher woodland path on the other side of the river. We love this wooded walk through Arnold’s Linhay, and from here you could walk to Countisbury Hill to really extend your day.
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