Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse

Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse, Lynmouth, Devon

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  • 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.

    Today's Forecast
     Overcast throughout the day and breezy in the morning.
     
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       74%  86%   13 mph
      7:53 am    6:07 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Breezy until afternoon and overcast throughout the day.
     
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    16
       81%  99%   20 mph
      7:55 am    6:05 pm

    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       69%  98%   12 mph
      7:57 am    6:03 pm
    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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    15
       44%  100%   8 mph
      7:58 am    6:01 pm

    Friday, Oct 27th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       29%  48%   10 mph
      8:00 am    5:59 pm
    Saturday, Oct 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    14
       8%  75%   15 mph
      8:02 am    5:57 pm

    Sunday, Oct 29th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.
     
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       15%  64%   15 mph
      7:04 am    4:56 pm
    Monday, Oct 30th
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    14
       17%  40%   14 mph
      7:05 am    4:54 pm

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