East Devon Heritage Coast

Description:
This is England's highest coastline, and the striking "hog-back" cliffs tower over the Bristol Channel. The cliffs are sliced by steep, wooded combes. In some places oak woods have grown right down the cliffs, bringing the rare sight of woodland and seashore life mingling on the pebbled beaches.

The Heritage Coast is part of Exmoor National Park, and it is managed by the Park administration (see contact info below).

Area Countryside attractions:

Exmoor National Park

Basically a huge sandstone plateau split by deep coombes, or wooden valleys, Exmoor is home to some of the most varied and beautiful scenery in England. The moors contain large deposits of peat, which form bogs due to the high rainfall. The peat moors give way to heather uplands, replete with a variety of grasses and plants, such as gorse and whortleberry. More...

The South West Coast Path

Easily the longest and, in places, the most arduous, of England's National Trails. The path is actually the amalgamation of 4 paths; the Somerset & North Devon, Cornwall, South Devon, and Dorset Coastal paths. The route is quite popular, and it can be crowded in the summer months, though there are always long stretches where your only company will be a chorus of sea birds. More ...

Lynton and Lynmouth

The twin villages are just two of the pretty Exmoor towns and villages that have made this area popular with visitors for hundreds of years. Lynmouth is a small fishing village wedged between the cliffs and the shore, while up on the clifftop lies the Victorian resort town of Lynton, looking much as it must have done over a century ago. More ...

Attractions in South West England
Maps
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Lynton area - and get 10% off paper maps! (opens new window)

Top Links:
Exmoor Country - Tourism, history, and regional information on Exmoor.
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CONTACT
Exmoor National Park
Exmoor House
Dulverton, Somerset
TA22 9HL