Lynton & Lynmouth is the one of the largest communities in Exmoor, and is situated in the centre of the Exmoor coast, in North Devon. The twin villages, with Lynton at the top of the cliff, and Lynmouth at the bottom, are often described as the jewel in the crown of Exmoor. Visitors return time and again to enjoy the stunning scenery, including the renowned Valley of Rocks with its feral goats and Exmoor ponies. With beautiful moorland and woodland, steep cliffs and stunning sea views, the Exmoor coast is an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
The famous Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is an immaculate example of Victorian eco-engineering, powered entirely by water. Originally conceived and paid for by Lynton’s most famous benefactor, Sir George Newnes, to save the lives of the donkeys who had to haul everything between the villages, it is one of the few remaining water-powered railways that has not been altered from its original design. It still serves both the local community and the visitors throughout the year.
With it’s Victorian character and timeless qualities, Lynton & Lynmouth is also a wonderful community in which to live and work. Low crime rates, a primary school, brand new health centre, independent cinema, several churches, sports ground and many clubs all contribute to the community’s independence. Buses run to and from Barnstaple, North Devon’s civic centre, through the day.
More About Exmoor
Situated on the Bristol Channel coast of South West England, Exmoor straddles Northern Somerset and Devon. It is an upland area of beautiful rolling moors and grassland, which meet dramatic cliffs at the sea. Exmoor’s 34 miles of stunning coastline include the highest sea cliffs in England. With its huge waterfalls and caves, this dramatic coastline has become an adventure playground for a wide range of pursuits including walking, climbing, riding, sailing fishing, cycling and exploring.