Walk - Watersmeet
8.2 miles (13.3 km)
Lynmouth seafront car park - EX35 6EN Lynmouth Seafront
Challenging - Paths, tracks and quiet lanes, with a substantial amount of ascent and descent, some of it steep and exposed
Breathtaking woodland walks along the East Lyn and Hoar Oak rivers, with a coastal stretch high above the dark waters of Lynmouth Bay and dramatic views from a tree-clad hill flanking the village. Stunning all year round, it is at its best in autumn as the trees are turning and the woodland rings with the sound of the birds feasting on its wild harvest.
Lynmouth is dog friendly with plenty of pubs and cafes. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.
A shorter version of this walk, crossing the river at Watersmeet features in 'Britain's Best Walks with Julia Bradbury'. To find out more and watch the TV episode about it, click here.