With Lee House as your base there is so much to see and do here in Lynton and Lynmouth. Whether you're in to walking, climbing, exploring or just watching the world go by, there's something for everyone. Our video offers a taster of the many and varied activities our visitors have access to - if you see something you like we can advise on contacts and details and help guide you to the right places.
If you want to start planning before you get here and need some help along the way please give us a call!
Some of the more popular local attractions and experiences are detailed a little more here...
Woody Bay Station
England's only Victorian Steam Railway. Woody Bay Station is an original Lynton & Barnstaple Railway station, opened in 1898, and closed along with the rest of the railway in September 1935. Purchased in 1995, what you can see today at Woody Bay is just the beginning of an exciting project to rebuild one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow-gauge railways; the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.
The ideal starting point for a two mile round trip through some of the loveliest countryside in North Devon, Woody Bay Station is the place to board the little narrow-gauge train for a journey back to Victorian times.
All trains run to Killington Lane Halt - a distance of about a mile - where you can if you wish, leave the train and walk to other local destinations - including the lovely local village of Parracombe, home to the railways nearest Pub - the Fox & Goose (open most days - but best to check first). Alternatively for those with more stamina - the Hunters Inn at Heddons Mouth is also highly recommended. When you are ready, walk back to Killington Lane Halt and catch a later train back to Woody Bay.
Alternatively, stay on the train for the much more exciting return journey behind a hard-working steam engine up one of the steepest steam railway gradients in the country.
Time to spare? As your ticket permits you to travel as many times as you wish on the day, several visitors come to the station in the morning - have a train ride, something to eat or drink and then go on to visit somewhere else. Later in the day they come back for another trip. Works very well for those families whose children need to be persuaded to leave!
You can stay on site or on the trains for as long as you like all day at no extra charge. www.lynton-rail.co.uk.
Established in 2009, Exmoor Adventures is the area's leading adventurous activity company! Activities include Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Axe Throwing, Archery, Tree Climbing and Paddle Boarding.
Activity dates and courses can be found on their website www.exmooradventures.co.uk. Tel: 07976 208279
Exmoor Wildlife Safaris
Take a safari and discover the real Exmoor. The Exmoor ponies, Red Deer, birdlife and the Flora and Fauna. Hear about the intriguing local legends and marvel at the beautiful scenery. Daphne Brace runs Exmoor Wildlife Safaris and, in a Land Rover 110 Defender you'll be taken on a leisurely trail of discovery through steeply wooded valleys, by clear rushing rivers and over the dramatic windswept moors. You'll meet Daphne at Exford, about 25 minutes from us and she will be your driver - she has a wealth of expert local knowledge! www.exmoorwildlifesafaris.co.uk. Book early to secure your place!
A beautiful National Trust property on the outskirts of Exmoor. Once a fortress and now a family home the ancient castle and comfortable country home has dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens to explore. The village of Dunster is packed with little independent gift shops, tea rooms and art galleries - the perfect way to spend an afternoon!
Discovery Tours of Exmoor
Take a half day tour across Exmoor in a classic Morris 12/4 Series 3. Richard, your driver has a vast knowledge of the Exmoor countryside and during the tour you may see and experience the beautiful Exmoor scenery, the change of weather systems across on the park, the more secretive parts of Exmoor, villages, historic buildings, hear the history of the Moor and possibly see particular wildlife including the Exmoor sheep, red deer, Exmoor ponies and Highland cattle. This tour is for a maximium of 3 passengers and booking well in advance is advisable. The tour starts and ends in Porlock. For more details see their website www.discoverytoursofexmoor.com