Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse

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.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 20.1℃ to 23℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Aug 09
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Aug 10
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 17.6℃ with wind speed 0.4 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 16.9℃ to 17.7℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (E)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 17.3℃ to 22.1℃ with wind speed 1.1 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 18.9℃ to 20.8℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 19.2℃ to 24.4℃ with wind speed 0.9 m/sec (N)

Lynton weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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