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Welcome to the walking capital of exmoor

Located on the stunning North Devon coast and surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Exmoor National Park, it’s easy to see the appeal of Lynton & Lynmouth as a top walking holiday destination.

From the dramatic and rugged coastline and open moors to secluded river valleys and wooded cleaves, it’s amazing to find such a rich and varied landscape within this small, yet outstandingly beautiful corner of England.

With several hundred miles of footpaths, tracks and trails crisscrossing the rolling hills of Exmoor and North Devon, such an opportunity to experience this unique backdrop must not be missed.

Lynton & Lynmouth provides everything for the enthusiastic walker – top quality accommodation, well-signposted routes, informative maps and walking guides and shops offering outdoor clothes and accessories as well as excellent public transport links and local amenities.

Find A Great Walk

Simonsbath Cow Castle

Simonsbath to Cow Castle

An incredible Somerset walk that captures the very essence of Exmoor. Follow the Barle River from Simonsbath to Cow Castle, and beyond.

Hollerday Hill Peak Snowball

Hollerday Hill Peak & Snowball

A energetic stroll to the peak of Hollerday Hill in Lynton, through the Iron Age fort site then down through Snowball back to Lynton.

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Hollerday Hill Circular Walk

An easy walk, perfect for a stroll through the leafy woodland of Hollerday Hill. Not too steep, but there are are plenty of slopes.

Walking Journal

No one knows our Exmoor paths and trails quite like the locals who walk them. Let yourself be inspired by short and long walks around Lynton & Lynmouth on the North Devon coast, by the people that walk them.

Guided Walks & Experiences

Walking Supplies & Essential Services

National Trails & Long Distance Paths

Three of the nation’s favourite long-distance trails converge right here on the North Devon coast. Follow the South West Coast Path as it winds its way around the cliffs of Exmoor or follow the Coleridge Way and Two Moors Way which terminate in Lynmouth.

The Tarka Trail follows the coast for most of its route around North Devon and the Macmillian Way and Samaritans Way (South West) are also near by.

The South West Coast Path

Stretching for 630 miles around the West Country coast from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset.

The Tarka Trail

Follows the route taken by Tarka the Otter in Henry Williamson's book of the same name.

The Coleridge Way

Named after the romantic poet who walked over Exmoor, from his home in Nether Stowey to Lynmouth.

The Two Moors Way

Spanning both Exmoor & Dartmoor the route can extend coast-to-coast with the inclusion of the Erme-Plym trail.

The Samaritan's Way South West

Covers the Mendips and Quantock Hills from the Clifton Suspension Bridge to Lynmouth.

The Macmillan Way South West

Crossing the Somerset Levels and the Quantocks it can be linked with the South West Coast Path at Minehead