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Visit Exmoor

Victorian Exmoor

  • Location Lynton
  • Price from £20.00


You have a choice of two walking tours with Wildaboutexmoor, to experience what life was like back in the Victorian time. 1) a fairly energetic promenade taking in both the town of Lynton and The scenic Valley of the Rocks. 2) a more gentle walking tour of Lynton. This walk is an appreciation of the town itself, with more time to enjoy the architecture of the town hall and 2 significant churches. Both tours re-live the atmosphere of the 1952 flood disaster with a visit to the exhibition and a stroll up to the memorial gardens on the East Lyn river. Take a trip on the famous Lynton and Lynmouth funicular Cliff Railway opened in 1890, the highest and the steepest totally water powered railway in the world! This spectacular “Lift”connects the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth providing stunning coastal views that will be the highlight of any visit. Then Step back in time at Woody Bay Station, opened in 1898, and closed along with the rest of the railway in September 1935. Purchased by us in 1995, what you can see today at the station is just the beginning of an exciting project to rebuild one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways; the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. The ideal starting point for a two mile round trip through some of the loveliest countryside in North Devon on a steam locomotive. Woody Bay Station is the place to board our little narrow gauge train for a journey back in time.
You might just see our resident buzzard flying overhead or perhaps a hare or sometimes even a deer as you experience the sights of heather-covered hills and wooded valleys of North Devon – on clear days you can see all the way across to Wales – not to be missed! Finish this wonderful Victorian experience with a locally sourced cream tea at Woody Bay station.

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    What's included

  • Food a homemade cake or flapjack with wildaboutexmoor and a cream tea at woody Bay station.
  • Drink tea, coffee, hot chocolate or cordial
  • Equipment We will provide a compass and binoculars, but please also feel free to bring your own. Walking poles are also available, should you wish to borrow them.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing It is a good idea to wear layers of warm clothing as the wind can be keen up on the tops, but you will warm up well on the hill climbs and the valleys are sheltered
  • Waterproofs Good quality waterproof tops and trousers will add greatly to your enjoyment, even if they stay in your rucksack most of the time.
  • Food You can either bring a picnic lunch, for the longer hike, or we can provide a homemade picnic. For the shorter walk, we would recommend enjoying a pub lunch or visiting one of the many cafes before the second half of the tour.
  • Drink Your own water bottle
  • Other Comfortable walking boots or shoes and a small rucksack, which we can lend if requested in advance.


Custom Policy

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your booking more than 4 weeks prior to the booked date you will be entitled to a 50% refund of the total price. If you cancel 2-4 weeks prior you will be entitled to a 25% refund, no refund will be due for cancellations within 2 weeks of the booked date. If you wish to postpone/rearrange your booking we will endeavour to accommodate a change but will reserve the right to charge an administration fee if necessary.




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