Combe Martin to Lynmouth

30/8/14 A few showers as we drove across Exmoor to Combe Martin, but they stopped by the time we parked near the church for £1. A local pasty later, we started the climb out. Past Little Hangman, then onto the moorland and Great Hangman at 318m, the highest point on the path.

Then it was down into Sherrycombe and up onto Holdstone Down. The hills are large around here. We skirt around the edge of some fields before heading towards the cliff tops.

The rocks in the distance are Highveer and around the corner is Heddon's Mouth. We have to head inland to get there because the sides are steep and covered in scree.

By the time that we get to the bottom, we are close enough to the Hunters Inn to justify a deviation. A couple of pleasant pints in a pub that wasn't as snooty as it looked. We are soon back up the hill above the cliffs though.

Next come Woody and Lee Bays. Lee Abbey is in the distance.

Over the brow of the hill from the abbey is the the Valley of the Rocks and its inhabitants.

The path is tarmacked along the cliff here into Lynton. We don't really see much of the town though because soon after the cliff railway, we have to head down the hill.

The winding path brings us out on the front in Lynmouth. Just around the corner the thatched Rising Sun overlooks the small harbour and River Lyn.

The small pub is quite busy. We have pints of Exmoor Ale (3.8%) and Gold (4.5%) for £6.90. We then have time to wonder around this touristy village before catching the bus back to Combe Martin.

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