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“A great drive around Lynton & Lynmouth”
Review of 21 Mile Drive

21 Mile Drive
London
2 reviews
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“A great drive around Lynton & Lynmouth”
Reviewed 5 July 2007

The 21 Mile Drive is a lovely figure-of-eight scenic tour which takes
in the best of what the Victorians called ‘Little Switzerland’.

En-route we visited the Lynton to Barnstaple narrow gauge railway, Heddon Valley(NT) and Hunters’ Inn where we walked down to an old smugglers cove at Heddon’s Mouth. We drove on to Woody Bay and Lee Bay along single track roads that twist and turn running along the contour of the wooded cliffs to Lynton and then out past Watersmeet(NT) and through the Brendon Valley returning via Countisbury and a final walk out to the lighthouse at Foreland Point before driving to down the hill to Lynmouth.

A great drive, remember to take your camera!

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“Beautiful Scenic Drive”
Reviewed 13 May 2007

A lovely figure of eight drive, we started off in Lynmouth, stopped off at the Lynton to Barnstple narrow gauge railway at Woody Bay Station to have a look a round and then on the Hunters Inn and the beautiful Heddon Valley.
We had a coffee in the pub and walked down to Heddons Mouth, a small smugglers cove.
Back to the car and on to Wood Bay, Valley of Rocks and Lynton before heading out to Rockford and Brendon and finally Countisbury and another a walk out to the Foreland Point lighthouse.
A lovely way to spend a day.

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Dorset
2 reviews
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“Well worth it!”
Reviewed 4 April 2007

Narrow lanes winding through woods along clifftops and running deep through valley bottoms alongside fast flowing rivers, this 21 mile scenic drive is really well worth doing.

We stopped a few times to do some short walks, at Heddons Mouth, Watersmeet and Foreland Point and took lots of photographs.
Glorious scenery making it a truly memorable afternoon drive.

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Surrey
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“Breathtakingly dramatic drive”
Reviewed 5 March 2007

The 21 Mile Drive is a 'scenic' figure of eight drive around the beautiful 'Little Switzerland' area of Exmoor National Park.

The route yakes in Lynton & Lynmouth, the Heddon and Brendon Valleys, Woody Bay, Valley Of Rocks and Watersmeet.

A breathtakingly dramatic drive along cliff edges and through deep valleys with some lovely walks and stunning vistas to enjoy along the way.

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Bucks
2 reviews
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“Dramatic Scenic Drive - Beautiful”
Reviewed 20 December 2006

The drive was so beautiful, my husband and I did the 21 mile drive late last October and as keen photographers, one of our main goals while on Exmoor was to experience the stunning dramatic coastline and scenery.
We were not disappointed, we managed to take lots of great pictures, Heddon Valley and the short walk down to the smugglers cove at Heddon's Mouth, on to Woody Bay and the Valley Of Rocks. Then of course Lynton and Lynmouth and along to the beautiful Watersmeet and Brendon Valley.
A beautiful drive, well worth doing with lots of viewing points and short walks to break up the drive.

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