A fresh country walk that finishes with a cuppa and a slice of cake…
Head to the edge of Exmoor for a stroll taking in beautiful scenery and fresh air. Thaw out in cosy cafes in the winter months and enjoy alfresco tea gardens during the summer. These are some of our favourite cafes to escape to for a delicious lunch or homemade cakes…
Head to Blue Anchor for a bracing walk along the pebble beach before you make your way to Driftwood Café to warm up. Inside the beach-hut inspired café you can enjoy lunch or tea and cake, while watching the waves break on the beach. During the warmer months swap the cake for ice-cream and sit outside in the sunshine in the café’s garden.
Chapel House Tea Room
Start your journey at Chapel House Tea Room, enjoy coffee and breakfast before meandering around the quaint streets of the picture-perfect, medieval village of Dunster, popping in and out of independent gift shops as you pass them. Visit Dunster Castle and wander the mill and gardens too.
The Cliff Top Café
If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy an afternoon tea with a spectacular views head to The Cliff Top Café, Lynton. The grade II listed building has picturesque views across Lynmouth Bay and has plenty of reviews claiming they make the best scones ever! Take the Cliff Railway down to Lynmouth and enjoy a stroll around the village and beach.
The Pavilion Dining Room Café
Enjoy the five-mile walk from Watersmeet House, where two rivers meet, along the River Lyn, and all the way down to Lynmouth. When you reach Lynmouth walk down to the sea front, past the little shops and head for The Pavilion Dining Room Café for something delicious and homemade, washed down with a cup of tea or coffee.
Enjoy a walk along Bossington Beach or along the path that runs parallel with the beach and along the cliff edge before ducking into Kitnor's Tearoom to enjoy a pot of tea by the crackling fire. While you are here you’ll be treated to a seasonal menu filled with locally sourced produce and the café’s much-loved chocolate scones!
Horner Tea Gardens
In the warmer months, follow Horner Wood Ancient Tree Walk through two-miles of woodland before heading to Horner Tea Gardens. Choose a warm, sunny day and sit back after your walk with a cup of tea to soak up the sunshine.
Periwinkle Tea Rooms
If you are exploring the edge of Exmoor near Selworthy, Periwinkle Tea Rooms is a must visit. The pretty thatched cottage is set on the edge of the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate. You can warm up by the fire or if the sun makes an appearance take your tea in the garden. Enjoy a selection of homemade cakes or a light lunch.
Mother Meldrum’s Tea Gardens
Situated at the centre of the Valley of the Rocks, Mother Meldrum’s Tea Gardens boasts stunning scenery and delicious home cooked food. Enjoy a walk in the U-shaped valley, which sits parallel to the sea before you retreat back to the Tea Gardens for a sit down and refreshments.
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