Hillsford Bridge - Watersmeet - Lynmouth - Hillsford Bridge

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Hillsford Bridge - Watersmeet - Countisbury - Lynmouth - Valley of Rocks - The Cleaves - Hillsford Bridge

This walk takes you through and above three of the most beautiful valleys in Exmoor. You will see Watersmeet in all its glory, look down on Lynton and Lynmouth from every angle except from the sea itself, sample the grandeur of the Valley of Rocks and have aerial views of the East and West Lyn Rivers and the Hoar Oak Water. This route is fairly strenuous, feeling more like a twelve-mile walk, but worth the effort!

England - South West England - Devon - Exmoor


Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Museum, National Trust, Pub, River, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
27/09/2020 - mick penn

Fantastic walk. We were staying at Lynmouth so started and finished at mark 15. Amazing scenery and views . We clocked 11.1 miles. This is a challenging walk with some steep climbs... not sure I would classify it as moderate in any way. Thanks Mick 31/10/20

08/07/2018 - Claire Edwards

Beautiful and varied walk. Navigation was straight forward using a combination of written instructions and GPS OS download. My watch clocked elevation of 990 metres. Dogs - many of the paths are narrow with steep drop-offs so we kept ours attached for much of the route. Ticks - our dogs also picked up ticks despite repellent, but this happened all week in Exmoor. Apparently there is a vet in Lynmouth or Lynton that offers free tick removal so worth Googling if worried. We had tick removers on us at all times and checked the dogs religiously every evening.

21/03/2012 - Dave Whitfield

The walk to Watersmeet on Exmoor in Devon should be treated with extreme caution if walking with a dog as there is a significant Tick risk on this walk. We have just completed the walk to Watersmeet and my Labrador was infested with brown ticks. Not very nice and the vet has been busy.

04/01/2009 - Robin Philpott

Did this walk on a lovely sunny and freezing cold 31/12/2008. It is a lovely walk but definitely more strenuous that its distance would suggest - but well worth it for the lovely views and variety of environments it passes through. My GPS clocked the eleveation gain at 1200m, not the 150m quoted. Note that at waymark 7 the pub referred to is now called the Bridge Inn.

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11.8 Miles