Facilities & access


  • Explore over 40 miles of footpath. The most popular routes are from Lynmouth to Watersmeet, and on to Rockford and Brendon
  • Visit the National Trust tea-room and garden at Watersmeet House
  • Buy gifts at the National Trust shop at Watersmeet House
  • Toilet located at Watersmeet House tea-room. Public toilets can also be found in Lynton and Lynmouth
  • Keep dogs on leads, particularly in spring on farmed land and on moorland
  • Picnic areas include Combe Park and north bank riverside area below Watersmeet/Chiselcombe bridge
  • Information points
  • Exmoor bunkhouse is a residential centre for working holidays, volunteer and private/family groups
  • Stay at Countisbury Hill Cottage, Countisbury near Lynton (sleeps 4)
  • Stay at the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage at Foreland Point, Countisbury (sleeps 10)
  • Stay at Exmoor Base Camp, a converted stone barn at Countisbury (sleeps 18)
  • Free parking at Barna Barrow, Combe Park, Brendon and Countisbury
  • Pay & display parking, not National Trust (suitable for coaches) at Watersmeet and Lynmouth

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities at Watersmeet House tea-room
  • Educational visits accompanied by a countryside warden available
  • Residential group stays at Exmoor bunkhouse, Countisbury


  • Mobility parking by arrangement in advance with tea-room at Watersmeet House
  • Drop off point 20 yards from the tea-room
  • Mobility toilet located at Watersmeet House
  • Partially accessible grounds. Well maintained, but naturally uneven gravel and grass coastal paths around Countisbury with some steep sections and lots of steps