Pub walks in Lynton and Lynmouth are a great way to fill your day, This leisurely afternoon walk / hike idea is great if you are staying on Exmoor and want to have a few Ales but are not feeling so energetic. We start at The Rising Sun hotel in Lynmouth because its just somewhere you simply must visit on your holiday, perched just above Lynmouth harbour its hard to imaging a more picturesque setting.
The Walk finishes at The Cottage Inn, a short woodland walk from Lynton and quite a nice little Exmoor pub if we dont say so ourself.
A short walk at only 1.6km, the walk from The Rising Sun in Lynmouth to Lynton is a challenging uphill leg but from Lynton its pretty easy going, there is an interactive map attached but be sure to bring your own. This article is an idea for a nice day spent on Exmoor only.
Pub Walk / Hike, Rising Sun Lynmouth, Through Lynton - The Cottage Inn, Lynbridge
Join the locals at The Rising Sun, take a seat on the wall outside and order a nice pint of Thirsty Ferret, enjoy the scenery, snap a selfie and walk straight up mars hill, take your right at the top and then zig zag upward towards Lynton, taking in scenic views from The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway bridges on route, when in Lynton cross straight over the road with Lynton Church on your left and head down the hill into Lynton Old Town, im not going to say where to have a pint or two because there are several great options, Queens beer garden, Crown Hotel, Charlie Fridays, Vanilla Pod, North Coast Cafe, The Old Bank also has a nice little garden to explore.
If in doubt always call to check that businesses are open, during low season hours can be reduced greatly and since Covid complete days are often closed to rest staff. Cottage Inn number 01598 753496
After enjoying your mid afternoon, take the steep road up the side of The Crown Hotel in Lynton and turn left just after the first corner onto the Lynway path, follow this woodland walk for 10 minutes and the Cottage Inn awaits you at the other side.
Once at The Cottage Inn order a local beer and enjoy in the garden overlooking The West Lyn River.
If you have built up a bit of hunger by this stage, grab a table for a Thai evening meal with us.
From here we can either order you a taxi home, you can take the Lynway back to Lynton or you can pop over the bridge in our car park to extend your walk further, there is an option to walk along the road which is quickest but we never recommend this because Lynmouth Hill has no pavements and it can become quite dangerous.
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