The Seawood Hotel

Lynton, Exmoor National Park, Devon

Tel : 01598 752 272

Local to Lynton and Lynmouth

The Cliff Railway

A short walk through our garden leads you to the Victorian water powered lift, also known as the cliff railway. The railway links the two villages of Lynton and Lynmouth.

It is uniquely powered in that no electricity is used. The cars are powered by water, one car lifting the other as it fills with water which comes from a river higher than the top stations.

The Valley of the Rocks

Turning left out of the hotel and you are on the North Walk where legend has it that Shelley, Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge all used to walk to get inspiration for their poems as it is so beautiful. A half hour walk leads you through to the Valley of the Rocks where unusual formations of rocks leave you wondering how on earth they are balancing

Lynmouth Harbour

The Bristol Channel has the second biggest tidal range in the world which makes sailing from Lynmouth quite challenging. The vertical range of the tide varies up to 14 metres in height

The boats in the harbour make a pretty site as they bob up and down when the tide is in

Watersmeet

One of the prettiest walks in the area is the walk between Lynmouth and Watersmeet. The walk takes about 1 hr and 15 minutes. Try and spot salmon and seatrout in the river as you walk by. At Watersmeet, the Barle River meets the East Lyn river, there is a beautiful waterfall and a National Trust Coffee Shop

At the coffee shop, relax with a cup of tea in the sunshine. Spot the dippers diving into the waterfall trying to catch their dinner or catch a flash of blue which are the kingfishers. The really lucky ones have caught sight of the otters playing

Lynmouth Harbour

Lynmouth Harbour

The Cliff Railway

The Cliff Railway

Valley of the Rocks

Valley of the Rocks

Watersmeet

Watersmeet

The Seawood Hotel, North Walk, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6HJ, Email Seawood@btconnect.com

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