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21 Mile Drive

Lyn Valley | Lynton & Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35, England
+44 1598 752225
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A scary drive,but it certainly is no Hardknott Pass!!

This drive has it all...beautiful scenery,coastal views,steep climbs,hairbends and only some of it... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
shane s
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Porlock Hill, Road A39 part of the "21 Mile Drive"

This is a very beautiful drive on A39 on Porlock Hill between the two villages Porlock and... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Kid N
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London
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Lyn Valley | Lynton & Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35, England
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This drive has it all...beautiful scenery,coastal views,steep climbs,hairbends and only some of it between two of the prettiest villages in Porlock and Lynmouth. I have often said that this drive although a little on the scary side,is my favourite...Hardknott pass was extremely challenging and the...More

2  Thank shane s
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is a very beautiful drive on A39 on Porlock Hill between the two villages Porlock and Lynmouth. A part of the Exmoor "21 Mile Drive". Its a stunning view down the valley and the Bristol bay. If you cant do a hike or a...More

1  Thank Kid N
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

What a great drive this is. Heading out of Hunters Inn up a 1in 4 hill we met a delivery van. So had to reverse 100yarda down the hill, interesting. Once past this what a drive. The cliff road is incredible, very narrow and few...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Every review we've read said not to take your anything bigger than a car on the 21-mile drive. It is apparently too narrow and twisty. Rubbish. A motorhome, maybe, but a campervan is just fine. We drove our VW California without any issue whatsoever along...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Breathtaking views and a fantastic drive well worth it. Porlock hill and it's two vertical climbs with hairpin bends is seriously scary, as it was wet and rainy to boot. Apparently it's the UK's steepest road! I only came to know later that there is...More

4  Thank skris70
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

We were so fortunate with the weather during our recent trip that undertaking the 21 mile drive really was a bit of a no-brainer! ... Safety first. It takes a skilled and confident driver to do the route; there are sheer drops next to narrow...More

10  Thank FlorenceScholar
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Amazing coastline for driving and walking. Twin towns Lynton & Lynmouth are great for a relaxed wander and a bit of retail therapy. The Valley of the Rocks is unique and an easy walk from Lynton for the non-walkers - a small tarmac path with...More

2  Thank GreenHippoSevenoaks
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were directed by people to reach Valley of the Rocks via the Hunters Inn and had no idea of the road type before we set off. Do not drive this road if you are at all nervous or scared of heights! There is virtually...More

9  Thank D4849TSrachell
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

A really stunning drive, fantastic scenery and views. Lots of narrow roads so take care when driving.

3  Thank judilemsip
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Read previous reviews on Trip advisor so decided on a family day out. We started off our trip ar Porlock, headed to Lynmouth for lunch Woody bank to see the steam trains, headdon for a walk to the cove and carried on the figure of...More

4  Thank Julie L
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italiangirl2020
29 March 2017|
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Response from judilemsip | Reviewed this property |
Hello Italian Girl, I think the biggest difficulty will be with width of the roads, they can be very narrow, if you hire a car maybe go for a smaller one. The best experience though is to find the tracks and off road type of... More
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Lizanne B
25 May 2015|
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Response from Hassan E |
Hello Lizanne, The 21 mile drive is a figure of 8 drive through Exmoor national Park. You can either start from the east side or westn side of Exmoor. Depending on your starting point the route would incorporate Heddon... More
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