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Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, Scenic circular Exmoor walk Via The Cottage Inn Lynbridge

Estimated walk time 2 hrs

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway scenic exmoor walk, summerhouse view
Summerhouse View

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is the most popular attraction on Exmoor, if you would like to visit and fancy an energetic day then here is a walking route which takes you through the twin villages and Lynbridge.

During high season The Cottage Inn is open for Lunches and drinks, although its a bit before the half way point we are the closest to it, Our beer garden looks over the West Lyn River and is a beautiful place to stop, always check opening hours on our website but if you are unsure call 01598 753496

Lynton and Lynmouth Pub Garden at The Cottage Inn Exmoor
Cottage Inn Garden

Park your car in Lynton, head towards the Crown pub and take the road to the right hand side, walk 50m up until you reach a road to the left sign posted Lynway or Lynbridge, if you walk past Highcliffe House you have gone to far.

The Lynway is a scenic woodland walk which links Lynton to Lynbridge, its beautiful in every season and away from traffic.

At the end of The Lynway drop into Lynbridge, you will see the pub at the bottom of the road, cross over with caution as traffic can be hard to spot and walk into The Cottage Inn grounds.

Take the bridge from The Cottage Inn car park over the river and turn left, follow this path through beautiful woodland until you reach the top of the hill and have a view from the top of the hill over Lynmouth bay (as shown on first picture)

Enjoy the view over Exmoor and the Lynmouth bay, walk with the stone wall on your right, as a fork opens up take the left path towards Lynmouth.

The walk between Summerhouse and Lynmouth is steep in places but the path remains throughout.

Once in Lynmouth walk through the village, take the corner at the end by the harbour and you will see the entrance to The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, of which you queue up and enjoy.

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway station on exmoor
Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

From the top station enjoy a mooch around Lynton and head back to your car.

Use the interactive map below to help navigate your way around.


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