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To get from Lynmouth to Lynton, or back, is a bit of a slog on foot. It's even hard work on the legs walking down due to the steep pathway. Best to go for the lazy option and take the cliff railway.
The Lynton & Lynmouth cliff railway was built by the victorians in 1890 and has been used by locals and tourists ever since. The railway is powered by water and the natural effects of gravity.
Lots of info available on the web-site. www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk/indexb.html
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Phone: 01598 753486 / 753908
You know it is August here in Lynton (and to a lesser extent below in Lynmouth ) when these strange characters start cropping up around the village, sometimes in gardens, sometimes on balconies, in fact in all sorts of strange places. This is a relatively recent addition to the local scene and no-one I have spoken to is quite sure exactly who started it but it has certainly become popular and some of the scarecrows have obviously taken quite a bit of time and imagination - see travelog on this page for more pics.
Written Aug 29, 2006
Hollerday Hill is the hill overlooking Lynmouth Bay just above Lynton village and is accessed by a footpath from beside the town hall. The footpath circumnavigates the hill to The Valley of Rocks, with the sea-facing section definitely not recommended for those suffering from vertigo as the cliff drops off perpendicularly from the foot-wide path at certain points. The footpath is heavily wooded on the landward side and makes for a pleasant out of the way wander with a spur leading to the crest.
During the summer the views from the crest are limited by the ovegrown trees but there is a spectaculat look out at the seaward point from which you can catch some magnificent sunsets if you are lucky - which I haven't been so far, but maybe next week.
Even without the sunsets however the walk is always pleasant and the evening skies have their own character, though I have cheated a little with the first pic!
Updated Aug 28, 2006