A long climb with spectacular views of Lynton & Lynmouth from Countisbury Hill, and beyond.
Approx: 1-2 hrs |
To reach Countisbury Hill, head to Lynmouth first. You can do this by taking the Cliff Railway or walking down the zig-zag path.
Follow ‘Tors Road’ in Lynmouth with the East Lyn River on your immediate right until you reach the end of the road and see a sign for Watersmeet. This area is a small parking spot before heading off along the river path. Follow this path a little way along towards Woodside Bridge.
Near here, on the left, you will see a sign for Countisbury – take this zig-zig path and begin your ascent to ‘Beacon Tor’ and onwards.
At the top of this path, you can go in multiple directions.
- Follow the grassy path on your right along the top of the hill towards Countisbury, and the Blue Ball Inn
- Follow the path on your left, a short way, to check out the views from a small rock outcrop called ‘Beacon Tor’.
- Follow the grassy path downwards towards the South West Coast Path, from here you can either take the Coast Path down to Lynmouth or up to Countisbury.
Once you have reached Countisbury, you can take multiple routes back.
- Pick up the South West Coast Path at Countisbury Church and head back to Lynmouth – this is a very picturesque route with stunning views.
- Back the way you came and down Sparrows Path.
- Follow the Chiselcombe path down to Watersmeet, or through Arnold’s Linhay Path
Any direction you choose will be rewarding and beautiful, our route follows the bold options.