The Area

Woody Bay is at the heart of the Exmoor National Park coastline, with much of it owned by the National Trust. Four miles to the east, approached through the Vally of Rocks, lie the twin townships of Lynton and Lynmouth, joined by the wonderful water-powered funicular railway. The East and West Lyn rivers converge at Watersmeet and flow into the sea at Lynmouth. Above Woody Bay lies stunningly beautiful open countryside, giving way to Exmoor, with every opportunity for walking, observing wildlife, riding and exploring villages and numerous other places of interest. 

To the west lie Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, and the huge sandy surfing beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde. The largest town is Barnstaple, 19 miles away. 

PLACES OF INTEREST

Arlington Court

The National Trust owns Arlington Court and Carriage Museum: a complete family estate held by the Chichester family for over five hundred years. The collection consists of treasures for all tastes, from model ships to shells, collected over several generations. A great Carriage Museum

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Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Wonderful, water-powered cliff railway connecting Lynton and Lynmouth.

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Watersmeet

Watersmeet House

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Watermouth Castle

Watermouth Castle

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Ilfracombe Aquarium

Ilfracombe Aquarium

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Horse riding at Outovercott

Just about 2 miles from Woody Bay Cottage (half a mile after you turn left when you get to the A39)  you can ride at these stables in the most beautiful Exmoor surroundings. 

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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Visit the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway at Woody Bay Station. A mile of the original route has been reopened with a steam train service. The route offers stunning views of the Bristol Channel.

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PLACES TO EAT

The Rising Sun

This 14th Century thatched smugglers inn overlooking Lynmouth harbour is well worth a visit, and has very good reviews.

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Fox & Goose, Parracombe

The Fox & Goose Hotel, Parracombe - well worth a visit! Delicious local food, friendly staff and log fire.

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Staghunters Inn Restaurant

Traditional home-made, locally sourced food is the order of the day at The Staghunters and we take great pride in our reputation for fine food.

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The Hunters Inn

The Hunters Inn has immense charm & character and sits at the heart of the stunning Heddon Valley - ideal for exploring both the wild beauty of Exmoor and the North Devon Coastline.

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