Our National Trails

Long distance paths in and around Lynton & Lynmouth

Three of the nation's favourite long-distance trails converge right here on the North Devon coast. Follow the South West Coast Path as it winds its way around the cliffs of Exmoor or follow the Coleridge Way and Two Moors Way which terminate in Lynmouth.

The Tarka Trail follows the coast for most of its route around North Devon and the Macmillian and Samaritans Way SW are also near by.

South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail - a 630 mile stretch of some of the world's most beautiful coastline.

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The Coleridge Way

The Coleridge Way is a 51-mile route taken by the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the 1790s.

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The Two Moors Way

Crossing both Exmoor and Dartmoor, and covering a distance of some 105 miles, the Two Moors Way is an ideal way to experience the South West's only National Parks.

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The Tarka Trail

The 180-mile route forms a figure of eight which envelops most of the North Devon coastline and the rivers Taw and Torridge.

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The Macmillan Way SW

A branch of the main Macmillan Way, parting at Castle Cary it crosses the Somerset Levels and the Quantocks and can be linked with the South West Coast Path National Trail at Minehead.

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Samaritan's Way South West

Starting at the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Samaritan's Way South West takes you accross the Mendips, the Polden Hills, the Quantocks and the Brendon Hills before concluding the 100-mile journey here at Lynton on the North Devon Coast.

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