Lynmouth

On the edge of the Exmoor National Park lies the small town of Lynmouth. Surrounded by cliffs that plunge over 600 ft into the sea, Lynmouth is situated at the meeting point of the Lyn Rivers that flow to the open sea.

Besides the magnificent location and the cliff railways dating back to 1888, Lynmouth is known for the flood of 1952 that washed away half of the riverside town in a massive landslide. Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall stages an interesting, and free exhibition with photos, newspaper clips and personal accounts of the events.

Half a mile west of Lynton lies the Valley of Rocks - a popular place for walkers and rock climbers.

Lynmouth can be easily reached from Minehead - either by an open top bus, car or bike. The distance is 21.5 miles.

www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk

www.lynton-rail.co.uk

Photos: www.ninadodd.com