Things to do in North Devon
With beautiful walks along the Southwest Coast Path, excellent surfing and outdoor pursuits, plus a range of unique local attractions and heritage sites, there are always plenty of things to do in Lynmouth. Roam the North Devon Coast or explore Exmoor; pack a camera, a surfboard or a fishing rod and discover why the area has a special place in the hearts of so many visitors.
Walking Breaks in North Devon
For any keen rambler or lover of wild places, we have some of the most inspiring walking routes and scenery the visitor could wish for. From watching red deer on Exmoor to discovering the most dramatic scenery and coastal walks North Devon can offer, the area has it all. The Visit Exmoor and Visit Devon sites have handy further information, including recommended walking routes from easy to challenging. Those thinking of an extended break of several days can also make the most of our great value rates on our special offers section.
North Devon Activities
Lynmouth and Lynton are a real haven of outdoor activities of all kinds, with excellent places to try canoeing, kayaking and mountain biking in North Devon. You will also find activities such as golf, horse riding and tennis all nearby. Lynmouth’s shoreline can also offer some fine surfing in the right conditions, while famous Atlantic surf beaches such as Croyde and Woolacombe are also within easy reach.
Perhaps the best kept secret is the fishing, however. There are some fabulously scenic waters on the River Lyn to try your hand at fly fishing for trout, sea trout and salmon, with low cost day tickets available from Lynmouth Tourist Information Centre, and guided fly fishing trips also available with local expert Lewis Hendrie via Devon School of Fly Fishing. You could also try a spot of sea fishing however, with the rockier parts of the nearby coast or the river mouth well worth a cast; night fishing is best for bass, or try light tackle for the mullet.
Great Days Out and Attractions Near Lynmouth and Lynton
For family days out and interesting places to visit, there are also many suitable options nearby. The Lynton and Lynmouth Railway is always popular, offering a nostalgic taste of the past with restored steam engines and spectacular views. Meanwhile, younger guests will also enjoy attractions near Lynmouth including Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, while the grown-ups will love pretty, historic locations such as Glen Lyn Gorge or Watersmeet House.