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Friday, May 20, 2011


With all our problems connecting to the inernet I have forgotten to tell you about the village we stayed in, in Devon. It was called Lynton and is on thenorthern coast in Exmoor National Park ( I think that's right !)
The majority of Lynton was perched below our cottage – just down the steep, steep lane with tiny streets winding around and very impressive houses and hotels. 
 Lynton is a lovely Victorian village nestled into the very steep hills with a sharp drop to the village of Lynmouth which is situated on the Lyn river where it flows into the Bristol Channel.

                                     This is the view from the windows of our cottage
 To get from Lynton down to Lynmouth there is a steep walking track but we decided to take the tram car for 3 GBP return.

                                        T he views as you descend/ascend are spectacular.

This railway was built in 1890, takes about fifteen people and goes nearly vertically down a cliff !
It is amazing as it is powered by water, the tramcar at the top fills up with water and the one at the bottom empties its tank and away you go.
Lynmouth has a small harbour with a main street with a lot of art and craft shops, pubs and tea rooms. There are large guest houses perched on the hills and thatched cottages and pubs line the lower parts of the village.

A delightful spot. We picked a winner here.

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  1. It is a lovely spot isn't it? We spent many happy hokidays on Exmoor in the past and loved all of it. Lynton/Lynmouth suffered severe flooding back in 1962 and 16 people lost their lives but to see it today you can't imagine how terrible it must have been with all that water rushing down from Exmoor through Linton and on down to Lynmouth. Glad the weather was good for your visit however! That cliff railway is good fun isn't it? You certainly have picked some lovely locations for your stays.

    PS the mugs are lovely and in regular use!

  2. Looks like fun and it's so pretty!

  3. I love Lynton too, such a pretty place. I well remember the horror of the terrible floods.
    Continue to enjoy your trip!

  4. I love that part of the world.I hope the weather is being kind to you.Where next?

  5. You sure did pick a winner here. What a splendid town and oh, so, charming. I must go look at a map to see where you are.....

  6. What beautiful views - a winner, indeed!

  7. Fancy you bringing this all the way from Aus. in your luggage and then losing him in Lyme Regis


    You have certainly picked all my favourite holiday places this time Helen. I'm glad to hear you are enjoying them.

  8. I went on this railway a couple of weeks ago it was a great experience, though i would not go up there when i it windy again though

  9. Hello Helen! So glad you're still having a great time. It's a beautiful part of the country. Have a great week. Ros

  10. As you know, Exmoor is one of my favourite places. I remember lots of fudge shops in Lynton. What superb views. So glad you are seeing so many lovely places.