Lynton and Lynmouth offer a unique holiday experience for all, situated on the North Coast of Devon noted for its high sea cliffs, within the Exmoor National Park noted for its breath taking natural beauty and unspoilt landscape. This is a perfect place to access the inner moor, visit historic houses, inspiring gardens, catch glimpses of the majestic red deer and the wild Exmoor ponies.
The small rural town of Lynton and coastal village of Lynmouth guarantee an escape to those wishing a complete change from the busy pace of modern life. It is impossible to rush in Lynton & Lynmouth. Set in the heart of Exmoor National Park the twin resorts are far from industry and commerce. It would be natural to assume that their appeal has relied solely on incomparable scenery and that that they have no claim to any remarkable happening in the past or indeed, the present. Take time to look a little closer, for they boast an impressive history that is not only diverse, but is surprising, fascinating, and most of all - notable.
The following is a short introduction to some of the many interesting features of the resorts. Even a short visit is certain to impress, but it is suggested a stay of at least two days is needed to explore unique Lynton & Lynmouth. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, the setting of Lynton and Lynmouth on the North Devon coastline is unequalled by any resort on England’s shore. The high ground of Exmoor falling to meet unusual ‘hog back’ cliffs (Visit the Cliff Railway) that plunge steeply into the sea provide a breathtaking backdrop to the rural communities nestling below. The Lyn Rivers that tumble through deep wooded valleys as a series of small waterfalls meet at Lynmouth and flow across a rocky shore to the open sea. A small harbour flanked by the famous Rhenish Tower hints that a herring trade once sustained the community. The small town of Lynton originally supported by sheep farming, stands high on the cliff above its sister village.
On Sunday the 20th of September, the 32nd Doone Run was a success, thanks not only to all of our participators (and luckily great weather conditions to ease our competitors pain) but also to the lovely and understanding local support! Held in aid of Care for Kids North Devon (a local charity providing instant financial assistance for local families with a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness) the Doone Run 2015 raised an amazing £2000! So another huge congratulations, well done and thank you to everyone who took part in this fantastic fundraiser - all of your hard work payed off!
Starting in the beautiful seaside village of Lynmouth, begins undeniably one of the toughest races of its distance in the UK, but one of the most stunningly scenic courses you will find. Over 2000ft of climbing, yet this part road, trail and footpath route, takes you along coastal paths, wooded riverside banks and fell side slopes - so we look forward to seeing you next year!
By Sadie Stone