Glen Lyn Gorge is situated in Lynmouth, is part of Exmoor National Read more [...]
Place Category: Activities
There is a cliff top walk to the foreland along the path leading from the old inn near Countisbury. It is a very long and impressive route along the headland and thence skirting round the cliffs to the lighthouse. Here the rugged track stands some 150 metres above sea level and magnificent views can be had all round. Grass gives way to a well worn footpath along the very side of the sloping cliff itself, and after a walk of about two miles one has to start descending down these tracks to the lighthouse on the point, well below the crest of the headland. At times this walk is very hazardous but never really dangerous provided care is taken. The hardest part is the return journey back up the cliff and along the path – there is in fact a lighthouse service road a little further along the A39 which makes it an easy, but not quite so spectacular visit.
Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse was established by Trinity House in 1900 as a further aid to navigation in the Bristol Channel, 20 miles east of Bull Point. The station was electrified in 1975. The round white tower is 15 metres in height, set on the extremity of the headland 2 miles E.N.E. of Lynmouth.
This lighthouse is NOT open to the public.
Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Wednesday, with temperatures falling to 14°C on Saturday.Overcast throughout the day and breezy in the morning.Today's Forecast
12->1574% 86% 13 mph
7:53 am 6:07 pmBreezy until afternoon and overcast throughout the day.Tuesday, Oct 24th
15->1681% 99% 20 mph
7:55 am 6:05 pmOvercast throughout the day.Wednesday, Oct 25th
14->1669% 98% 12 mph
7:57 am 6:03 pmOvercast throughout the day.Thursday, Oct 26th
13->1544% 100% 8 mph
7:58 am 6:01 pmMostly cloudy until afternoon.Friday, Oct 27th
12->1529% 48% 10 mph
8:00 am 5:59 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Oct 28th
11->148% 75% 15 mph
8:02 am 5:57 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.Sunday, Oct 29th
12->1515% 64% 15 mph
7:04 am 4:56 pmBreezy in the morning and mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Monday, Oct 30th
11->1417% 40% 14 mph
7:05 am 4:54 pm
Photos from around the surrounding area