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Glen Lyn Gorge

Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park, England
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Ranked #5 of 5 Attractions in Lynmouth
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to just walk and relax and take in the surroundings. Dogs are allowed. There is a museum and a long walk up to the ravine, but it is steep and not suitable for wheelchair,s at the top. There is a lovely walk on lower ground to a seated area if you don't want to climb... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A small but very interesting exhibition followed by a nice walk through the gorge with some lovely water falls.

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Brierley Hill, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There is a small exhibition in an old building with all sorts of oddities, then you can walk up the gorge where you can see the Hydroelectric Turbines, next to them are a few industrial type water jets that you can play with, we all loved this but is was a very hot day and may not be so enjoyable... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you've never been before, it's a must do attraction for the history of the flood and lovely waterfalls. Good interaction for children but we thought it was too expensive at £5 considering the beauty on the walk to Watersmeet which is free. There are no opening times advertised because they don't know, we were told, when they will get... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Unfortunately during our stay we were unable to savour the delights of the attraction. It was not open and there was no explanation as to why. We would have loved to have seen the surroundings.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Well worth the climb to see the views and the exhibition is most interesting, explaining all about the various facets leading to potential global warming etc.

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Hythe, Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is really worth a visit.....the exhibition is good but it is the walk into the gorge with its paths, experiments (make some hydro-electricity!) information plaques and thundering river and waterfalls. Oh.....and kids will LOVE the opportunity to fire the water cannons over the gorge - I did and I'm only 61!!!! All this and the (very) sobering marks in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A well planned and interesting walk (some of the paths are a bit steep and narrow) up the valley of the Glen Lyn Gorge otherwise known as the West Lyn. You can see the 1952 Flood Level, view the hydroelectric turbines which are powered by the river from high up the gorge. A gentle walk leads to Moses' Pool deep... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The gorge has well maintained paths and is spectacular - especially the day after heavy rain when the waters thunder down the ravine. The water cannon at the entrance to the gorge is powered by natural water pressure - impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Visited the gorge on a beautiful, warm sunny day. There are spectacular views across Lynmouth Bay, as well as up through the gorge. Dogs are welcomed on a lead. The zig-zag path is narrow and steep in places but does have seating for you to catch your breath and admire the views. Worth the entrance fee and the staff are... More

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