Countisbury and Watersmeet from Lynmouth

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Photo from the walk - Countisbury and Watersmeet from Lynmouth

Nat Park - Exmoor

County/Area - Devon

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 1600 feet / 485 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This Exmoor walk includes coast, valley and high level sections. Starting from Lynmouth the route climbs to Contisubury before crossing high pastures to descend to Watersmeet. The return leg of the walk follows the River Lyn downstream to the coast.

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Walk Description

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Exmoor NP

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Accommodation Nearby

The Exmoor Forest Inn
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7.2 miles / 11.5 km away
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The Cottage
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10.4 miles / 16.6 km away
Quarry Cottage Porlock
Porlock
10.4 miles / 16.7 km away
Glen Lodge
Porlock
10.4 miles / 16.7 km away
Amberton Bed & Breakfast
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10.4 miles / 16.7 km away
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The Gables
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10.5 miles / 16.8 km away
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Exmoor Country House
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Exmoor House
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