21 Mile Drive

21 Mile Drive, Exmoor National Park: Address, Phone Number, 21 Mile Drive Reviews: 5/5

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ALT P
30 contributions
Exmoor Every Time.
Oct 2021
I have spent a great deal of time on Exmoor and I love it, the Lyn Valley is fantastic and well worth the drive, there is an assortment of pubs and places to stop and quench your thirst or hunger.

Well worth a visit especially if the sun is shining if it is not don't miss it for a drop of stuff. The West Country weather can change as quick as it takes to put a brolly up, they always say there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing.
Written October 10, 2021
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Rick M
4 contributions
‘Little Switzerland’ - What a great drive this is!
Jul 2021
Found the map on 'Visit Lynton and Lynmouth / Explore / Scenic Drives' website.....
If you are afraid of heights this is not the trip for you, otherwise it's brilliant.
Breathtaking views and a fantastic drive well worth it.
It's a ‘scenic’ figure of eight drive around the beautiful ‘Little Switzerland’
A really stunning drive, fantastic scenery and views, lots of narrow roads so take care when driving.
Written August 3, 2021
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belindal l
Taunton, UK7 contributions
Lovely Afternoon Drive.....
Apr 2021
Looking for an afternoon out we came across the '21 Mile Drive' map on the 'Visit Lynton & Lynmouth' website Explore/Scenic Drives....

Narrow lanes running along cliff tops with glorious sea views and winding down through deep wooded valleys by fast flowing rivers, we spent a relaxing afternoon driving around this spectacular figure of eight drive.

On the way round we parked up a couple of times to take short walks in the afternoon sunshine; as I said a lovely afternoon drive.....
Written April 3, 2021
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Tony Richard
1 contribution
Wonderful views that lift the spirit
Sep 2020
The 21 Mile Drive is a breathtakingly dramatic winding figure of eight drive along narrow lanes, through woods and valleys, by fast flowing rivers and along clifftops.....
A lovely way to spend a September afternoon, 'Little Switzerland' is just superb!
Written November 15, 2020
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Allan C
Ipswich, UK386 contributions
Lovely drive- if you are the passenger.
Sep 2020
This is a lovely drive around Northern Exmoor and the coast near to Lynton and Lynmouth,especially if you are in a standard car (i.e. not too big) and are prepared to reverse uphill to squeeze into a passing place on some of the very narrow parts. Would suggest early or late to lessen the chance of too much traffic. Several good photo opportunities if you can find somewhere safe to stop and a variety of scenery from clifftop to ancient woodland.
Written October 5, 2020
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BobBonHere
Lytham St Anne's, UK2,293 contributions
Difficult driving but worth the effort
Sep 2020
We had an afternoon free on our holiday from Lynmouth so we tried the 21-mile drive. The drive isn’t for the faint hearted as much of it is along single-track roads but the scenery is stunning ad well worth the effort. The route returns through the Valley of the Rocks so if you hadn’t already visited there, you get a sample on route.
Written September 21, 2020
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towhiteny
Birmingham, UK2 contributions
Don't miss it! - A superb scenic drive of 'Little Switzerland'
Jul 2020
A very enjoyable figure of eight drive around the beautiful Lynton & Lynmouth area; a dramatic route along cliff edges, through deep valleys with some stunning views to enjoy along the way.
Woody Bay Station, the Heddon Valley and Hunters Inn, along the coast to the Valley of Rocks, then out through Rockford & Brendon, what's not to enjoy!
Written August 8, 2020
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Jane J
Banbury4 contributions
You've got to love this drive! Camera ready, map courtesy Lynton TIC. We're off!
Jul 2019
Camera ready, map courtesy Lynton TIC and off we went for the day; first stop Lynton & Barnstaple Railway at Woody Bay Station.

On to Hunters Inn, walk to Heddon's Mouth where testament has it during WWII U-Boats landed dinghies to refill their water tanks, reports seemingly have it of German submariners even playing football on the beach!

On to Woody Bay; we detoured driving right down the winding road and parked near the very bottom to see the remnants of the old pier, and tidal sea pool where you can swim.

Refreshments in the gardens at Lee Abbey tea cottage, through Lynton & Lynmouth to park up and walk down to Watersmeet House NT; Rockford, Brendon and back to Lynmouth.....

The roads are narrow and close to the cliff edge in parts; there are plenty of viewing places and short walks; take your time and make a whole day of it...

If you get the chance do it, we loved this drive!
Written August 10, 2019
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Avux99
Cheshire, UK433 contributions
A full day on Exmoor...
Jun 2019 • Family
Did the 21 Mile Drive after researching the local area. Made a full day of it, starting with the Heddon Valley walk, setting off from Hunters Inn. Then back to the car & onto the Valley of Rocks, doing the circular walk there. Then drove on to Lynmouth. Parked up again on Tors Road & did the walk along the river to Watersmeet house. I left the family there whilst I walked back to the car to pick them up at Watersmeet. You can drive down to the house if you really have to ;)

Then, we completed the route through Brendon, back through Lynmouth, on past Woody Bay station, then back up to where we started at the Hunters Inn.

Good full day out, nice combination of some moderate walking & driving. Recommended :)
Written June 12, 2019
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karencalve
London13 contributions
Little Switzerland
Jun 2019 • Couples
Great way to to discover the Lynton & Lynmouth area.
Winding narrow lanes, a bit scary cliff edge roads, steep climbs, a wonderful afternoon drive and some lovely photos to remember it by.
Written June 4, 2019
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