Things to do

So much to see… So much to do… So much to enjoy…

21 Mile Drive Scenic Tour Click Here                 Interactive Walks Map Click Here                  Interactive Cycle Map Click Here

Walking, Orienteering
          Hiking & Geocaching 

Horse Riding & Trekking 

Cycling &  Mountain Biking


The Walking Capital of Exmoor’, four National Walking Trails meet up at Lynton & Lynmouth: the South West Coast Path, Two Moors Way, Tarka Trail, Samaritans Way SW. A walkers paradise, long distance trails, short walks and easy access trails: Watersmeet, Valley of Rocks, Glen Lyn Gorge, Heddon Valley, Lorna Doone Country. For the experienced walker or someone who just prefers a short stroll, with over 1000km of footpaths across wooded valleys and moorlands, the variety is infinite.

Exmoor has often been described as the 'riding playground of England' and with over 600km of bridleways it is a very special place for riding and a great place to explore on horseback. Visitors can ride at their leisure over open heath moors and through steeply wooded valleys.With over 600km of bridleways Exmoor National Park is a special place for riding and a great place to explore on horseback. Horses and tuition for all ages and all abilities are readily available locally at anyone of the many excellent riding stables.

Exmoor National Park has over 550 kms/340 miles of bike trails, from country lanes to bridleways and special trails. Exmoor offers cycling for all presenting challenges to road cyclists and off-road enjoyment to mountain biker, all offer a different and exciting experience.  Cycling and mountain biking are easy and enjoyable for all ages and abilities with considerable scope for exploration and freedom to discover Exmoor National Park and the surrounding area.

Explore the famous scenic '21 Mile Drive'  Click Here a wonderful figure-of-eight scenic tour of Lynton, Lynmouth, Lyn Valley and Heritage Coast.
Drive out through the heart of the national park on the B3223/4, named as one of Britain’s finest driving roads for its variety of views and driving challenges. There is nowhere else like Exmoor; unspoilt villages, good visibility, challenging hills and graceful corners make for a wonderful few miles of driving. Stunning scenery, magnificent wildlife with views to remember forever.

Railways Round Exmoor

Canoeing & Kayaking

            & Rock Climbing

Off-Roading, Green Laning
                            & 4x4 Safari

Exmoor is home to three interesting railways: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, Lynton & Barnstaple Railway & West Somerset Railway. The former is the world famous water powered funicular railway connecting the twin villages. The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway is a restoration project of the picturesque narrow gauge at Woody Bay Station where one mile of track has been re-instated. Finally the West Somerset Railway at some 23 miles in length is the longest privately owned passenger rail line in Great Britain.

The East Lyn River from Watersmeet & Rockford to Lynmouth Harbour provides excellent and challenging conditions. Kayakers frequently run this river in the winter when seeking the thrill of a challenging Grade 4 paddle. The two rivers most suited to canoeing are the rivers Barle and Exe, both are classed as Grade 1 or 2 rivers. With the Bristol Channel having the 2nd highest tidal range in the world sea kayaking as well is becoming ever more popular along the rugged Exmoor coast.

Coasteering is the traversing of sea cliffs by wading in waist deep water and scrambling up rocky coastal outcrops. Enjoy rock climbing, starting with a basic introduction which will progress as your confidence develops. This is an ideal environment for both coasteering and rock climbing. Let some of Devon's leading instructors take you on the spectacular climbs that can be found along North Devon's rugged coastline and remote hills. 

Exmoor can offer the responsible driver some great off-roading. Hill climbs and steep, rocky descents together with narrow lanes and tracks, river crossings and spectacular scenery and wildlife present both the novice and experienced driver a great time.  Safaris provide an excellent way of seeing the wildlife, and sheer beauty of the Exmoor countryside. This is a wonderful way of seeing areas of the moor off the beaten track with an experienced guide.


Sea & Freshwater Fishing

Photography & Painting

Clay & Game Shooting

When the right conditions prevail the surf at Lynmouth Bay is a regional classic.  Surfing is ideal for the experienced surfer with a point break together with a west, south west swell and a southerly wind, the pebble and rock bottom ensures perfect breaking waves. Good surf is to be had at all times of the tide, but as it breaks over boulders its not for the faint hearted or novices.

Sea Fishing - Good harbour & boat fishing with grey mullet and bass from the harbour arm, drift fishing for pollack and mackerel and tope, skate and conger in Lynmouth Bay. Motor boats with skipper are available for hire. Freshwater Fishing - The Lyn is a beautiful river with a good run of salmon as well as sea trout and brown trout. Several well stocked fisheries are in the area as well with Wistlandpound at nearby Blackmoor Gate the nearest.

The stunning natural beauty that is to be found on Exmoor provides both the novice and experienced with both spectacular locations and magnificent wildlife all year round. "Lynmouth... the most delightful place for a landscape painter this country can boast" said Gainsborough, Exmoor will provide more than enough subject matter, from spectacular landscapes and seascapes, to beautiful wildlife and wild flowers.

Exmoor National Park is surrounded by a wide range of exceptional quality shooting activities with both clays and game. There are numerous well-run and established shoots with very high standards of keepering producing high and challenging birds. There is plenty of choice for everyone, you’ll find some of the very best commercial shoots in England with world-class partridge and pheasant shooting.

Exmoor Coastal Link
        Open Top Bus Service

Coastal Boat Trips

Hang-Gliding &


Experience the coastal link open top bus service along the glorious and rugged Exmoor ‘Heritage’ coastline. Spectacular views are to be had travelling between Lynmouth and Minehead.

Departing from Lynmouth harbour, weather & tide permitting, enjoy lovely trips around the Lynmouth Bay to the lighthouse at Foreland Point  and old smugglers caves. See England's highest sea cliffs and get close to nesting seabirds, all along this heritage coastline there are beautiful and dramatic views to be seen.

Permitted sites are at Countisbury Hill just above Lynmouth, where a huge cliff make a visit essential for the experienced pilot, to Bossington near Porlock is an ideal place to get current or try new techniques. while the North Hill at Minehead offers a great ridge run suitable for all skill levels.

From the links courses along the coastline to the wonderful parkland courses, North Devon and Exmoor has a great variety for the golfer to play.
Minehead & West Somerset, Royal Nth Devon,  Ilfracombe, Portmore, High Bullen, Saunton, Willingcott Valley, Hartland, Libbaton, Gt Torrington and Holsworthy.