To get to Watersmeet you can either park in the small parking area on the roadside and just walk down the path, although there is a steep climb back up, or you can park in Lynmouth and walk up the side of the river. We do this every year when visiting Devon. It is a pleasant walk, passing the memorial gardens where the houses in Middleham stood before the terrible flood of 1952, and the passing the site of the Lynrock mineral water factory. It is hard to believe so many buildings once stood by the side of the river, washed away by a great force of water, when you see how it is on a summer's day, with pools of calm water perfect for paddling. Once you arrive at Watersmeet House, there is tasty food to eat in the garden, while watching all the birds. Some even venture onto your table. We always share a ploughman's lunch - plenty for two, before we set off back downstream to Lynmouth. There are also several other walks you can take if you feel energetic, upstream to Rockford or up to the church at Contisbury.
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