Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 46 out of 49 hikers


  • Dan Hobson

    The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is the highest and steepest fully-water-powered railway in the UK. Built in 1888, the steep 862-foot (263-m) long track rises 500 feet (152 m) between the two neighbouring villages; which are close in distance but a fair-step apart in terms of height. The railway is open daily from 10am between February and November. Tickets cost (single/return/ride all day) £3/4/5 for adults and £2/2.50/3.50 for children. Dogs and baggage cost £1/£1.50 for single/return. Bikes cost £4. For more information, visit:

    • May 19, 2020

  • Brian

    Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a unique Victorian water-powered lift. The most exciting way to travel between Lynton and Lynmouth, this vertical railway affords stunning views of Exmoor and the North Devon Coastline as you glide up and down the 862 foot length of track.

    • March 24, 2017

  • David

    The railway is great fun. It is a water-powered funicular railway and is the highest and steepest totally water powered railway in the world. Currently an adult return ticket is £3.90.

    • July 9, 2018

  • Farid

    Beautiful place, too bad it was closed at the start of my hike Lol , very steep hill to the top and good fitness level is a must.

    • February 24, 2021

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Location: Devon, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation80 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Devon


Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway