Top tips for a ‘Pawtastic’ holiday #2

Published: Thursday 1st Sep 2016

Written by: Sarah Dullaghan

Today, we've got some great suggestions for you, your family and four-legged friends to help discover and enjoy the beauty of Exmoor. 

Again, we think you'll be surprised by how many local attractions and places warmly welcome your pets. 

Here is just a couple of our top selections to visit, whilst enjoying Exmoor with your dog:

1. Heddons MouthEnjoy a lovely circular walk to Heddon’s Mouth to experience the beauty of the unspoilt North Devon coastline, then back to the Hunters Inn for some light refreshments. They offer their own Heddon Valley ales and all dishes are cooked to order using fresh local ingredients. 

2. The Lynton and Barnstaple RailwayTake a ride on a narrow-gauge railway adventure. It’s a dog friendly railway where dogs travel free provided their owners have purchased a ticket and other passengers do not object.Board the train at Woody Bay Station and travel to Killington Lane – it’s just a 2 mile round trip that takes around 25 minutes. Perhaps enjoy a bite to eat at the Station tea room afterwards. 

3. Lynton and LynmouthAnd of course, Lynton and Lynmouth offer fabulous places to visit all year round with a dog. With plenty of enjoyable walks for all and for the more energetic, there is a lovely walk down from Torrs Road in Lynmouth to Watersmeet. And don't forget to explore the wonderful 'Valley of the Rocks", for the most breathtaking views.

Dogs can ride for £1 on the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway – the unique Victorian Water Powered Lift – definitely the best and most exciting way to travel between the two villages.

A cream tea at The Pavilion Dining Room is also a must. This café that sits right next to the Cliff Railway and enjoys the most unique views of the Cliff Railway itself but breath taking views across the harbour and the sea (dogs are welcome on leads).

And of course - we’ve got plenty of dog friendly cottages in Exmoor and North Devon HERE. Discover your 'pawfect' property today. 

Jinx ”Jinx”

Sarah Dullaghan



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