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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 Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 21°C on Tuesday.Light rain and breezy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
14->1631% 57% 21 mph
6:07 am 8:33 pmLight rain in the morning and evening and breezy in the morning.Saturday, Aug 19th
15->1614% 77% 19 mph
6:09 am 8:31 pmRain throughout the day.Sunday, Aug 20th
15->1834% 96% 13 mph
6:10 am 8:29 pmMostly cloudy in the morning.Monday, Aug 21st
17->2014% 32% 11 mph
6:12 am 8:27 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Tuesday, Aug 22nd
17->212% 35% 10 mph
6:13 am 8:25 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Wednesday, Aug 23rd
17->201% 17% 10 mph
6:15 am 8:22 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Aug 24th
16->197% 44% 9 mph
6:17 am 8:20 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Friday, Aug 25th
15->1916% 11% 5 mph
6:18 am 8:18 pm
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