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Glen Lyn Gorge is a dramatic gorge near the mouth of the River Lyn near Lynmouth on Exmoor. A number of steep paths lead to waterfalls and viewing areas with great views into the gorge, across Lynmouth and over to the Welsh coast.
The Tramper can be used on a growing range of paths around the property. The easiest route takes you up a slight incline to Moses' Pool where you can enjoy overlooking one of the lower sections of the gorge at the base of the boulder field produced by the 1952 flood disaster. A steeper woodland path takes you to the Upper Gorge and many waterfalls. Some of these areas are equipped with picnic tables.
Opening times and Tramper availability vary throughout the year due to the owner's other commitments running boat trips from Lynmouth. Telephone booking the day before a visit is therefore advised. Open most days from Easter to October but can also sometimes open in winter (phone ahead to enquire about this possibility).
PLEASE NOTE: FOR SAFETY REASONS TRAMPER USERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED. THE STEEP SLOPES AT THIS SITE MEAN THAT THE MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED WEIGHT IS 20 STONE.
The Power of Water Exhibition tells the story of two great events in Lynmouth’s history: The 1952 flood disaster and the epic 1899 overland launch to Porlock of the lifeboat Louisa. See how the once destructive waters of the Glen Lyn Gorge now provide “green energy”. A manual wheelchair is provided to access this area.
For those wishing to stay and enjoy more of the beautiful Exmoor coast and countryside there is also self catering accommodation available with log fires and sea views.
There is a public pay and display car park opposite the gorge entrance and accessible toilets in Lynmouth at the National Park Visitor Centre which is also well worth a visit.
Travelling to Glen Lyn Gorge - Plan your journey by car or public transport using the map below:
Contact Glen Lyn Gorge
Glen Lyn Gorge, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35 6ER