A delightful leisurely stroll through Lynmouth via Woodside Bridge and Middleham Gardens
Not all walks have to be epic, sometimes they can be relaxing strolls around a pretty village. This walk is just that. You can walk to Lynmouth from Highcliffe House down the Zig-zag path, or you can take the Cliff Railway. Once in Lynmouth, start your walk as if you were heading to Watersmeet, along Torrs Road. Shortly after leaving Torrs Road, you will see the new Woodside Bridge in front of you.
If you want a short easy stroll, turn right when leaving the bridge – this will take you back to Lynmouth via Middleham Gardens. The garden provides the local community and visitors with a lovely memorial garden on the edge of the East Lyn River. It’s a great place for a picnic or just sitting a while.
If you choose to turn left, it will take you on a mysterious woodland journey alongside the river to Ladycombe Leat. This particular part of the path isn’t easy, it can be a little slippery and narrow (close to the water’s edge) in places. If you walk right to the end it isn’t circular so would have to walk back on yourself. There are some places where the path forks that will make the walk circular.
Things to know …
- Approx. 1-2 hours / 4km
- Can walk to Lynmouth via Zig-zag Path or take the Cliff Railway
- Moderately easy underfoot
- The beginning of longer walks to Watersmeet, Rockford and beyond
- Toilets near Middleham Gardens
- Plenty of car parks if you want to drive and walk
Things we love …
- This is a new bridge (for Summer 2020) to replace an old derelict one
- That it’s a short stroll and we can enjoy walking on Lynmouth’s Eastern Beach
- Tea and Cake at the Coffee Mill, Lynmouth Bay Cafe or the Lynmouth Pavilion Cafe
- Fish & Chips around the harbour from the Esplanade Fish Bar
- Mooching around the shops on Lynmouth Street