Lynbridge to Watersmeet

Approx: 3-4hrs |

A long via Summerhouse Hill to Watersmeet.

After leaving Highcliffe House take the first right onto Lyn Way.  Lyn Way is located just below Highcliffe’s driveway on Sinai Hill. It is signposted to Sinai House and Summerhouse Hill. Carry on along the footpath to the end which will come out by a pub called the Cottage Inn.

Walk down into the car park just passed the pub and cross the bridge over the West Lyn River. Continue to the left following the wooded walk around and up the hillside with the river now to your right. At the top round the headland and follow the stone wall until the path divides.

Where the path divides on top of the hill, instead of turning left for Lynmouth, keep against the stone wall following the signs for Watersmeet. At the gate by the little water pumping station keep the pump on your left.

From Watersmeet the whole return journey to Lynmouth can be made along the riverbank.

Getting back to Highcliffe House

  1. Walk back up the ‘zig zag’ path – remembering how steep it is
  2. Take the Cliff Railway from Lynmouth to Lynton
  3. Walk back up the main Lynmouth Hill road.  This is not the best of walks and can be dangerous as there are no footpaths.
  4. Call one of Lynton’s taxis


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Watersmeet Exmoor North Devon