Lynton Club Site sits on the Exmoor coast, with panoramic views across to Wales from many pitches.
Things to do from the campsite
Enjoy a delightful woodland walk from Lynton Club campsite through the Valley of Rocks to the genteel Victorian resort of Lynton and ride on its amazing water-operated railway. Hop in your car and experience the famous ’21 mile drive’ – a wonderful figure of eight scenic tour of Lynton, Lynmouth, Lyn Valley and Heritage Coast taking in winding lanes, clifftops and passing through beautiful little hamlets.
The area around our Lynton Club campsite is a walker’s paradise with four National Walking Trails meeting up at Lynton and Lynmouth: the South West Coast Path, Two Moors Way, Tarka Trail, Samaritans Way SW. There are long distance trails, short walks and easy access trails too. Exmoor boasts five towns with Walkers are Welcome status - Ilfracombe (on the western edge of Exmoor), Lynton, Porlock, Dunster and Wiveliscombe (on the eastern edge of Exmoor), so you can be sure all footpaths in these areas will be well maintained. There are many designated cycle routes on Exmoor, including coastal trails too.
For water-based fun the East Lyn River from Watersmeet and Rockford to Lynmouth harbour provides some excellent challenges for experienced kayakers. South of Lynton Club campsite, the river Exe is perfect for canoeists
The Lyn is a good source of salmon as well as sea and brown trout, while the Park’s rugged coastline provides excellent sea fishing, with bass, cod, whiting, conger and skate all reported catches.
Surfers should head to Lymouth Bay, where the surf is reported to be good at all times.
Hire a telescope to observe Exmoor’s famous dark skies. Contact the National Park Centre at Lynmouth or Dunster
North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival has been running since 2000 and occurs every year in May. Lynton farmers’ market is held on the first Saturday of every month.
Places to visit
Head east of Lynton Club campsite to Watersmeet, one of Britain's deepest river gorges, where the valleys of the East Lyn and Hoar Oak Water join. As well as 2,000 acres of woodland valley to explore, enjoy a cream tea at Watersmeet House. This former fishing lodge is now a National Trust shop, tearoom and information point. Glen Lyn Gorge south of Lynton is worth a visit with its mix of waterfalls, pools and water power exhibition. The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway is a restoration project of the picturesque narrow gauge at Woody Bay Station where one mile of track has been re-instated.
You can take a boat from Lynmouth harbour (weather & tide permitting) and enjoy a lovely trip around Lynmouth Bay to the lighthouse at Foreland Point and old smugglers caves and get close to nesting birds on England’s highest cliffs.