"Short Circular Walks in East Devon"
John N. Merrill


"East Devon at War (Britain in Old Photographs)"
Ted Gosling, Roy Chapple


"East Devon (British Railways Past & Present) "
David Mitchell


"The Dorset and East Devon Coast is beautiful, but the main reason for its inscription on the World Heritage List is its unique insight into the Earth Sciences."
Denys Brunsden, The Official Guide to the Jurassic Coast, 2003


"The longer one stays here the more does the spirit of the moor sink into one's soul, its vastness, and also its grim charm."
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, 2007


"Adventurous walking tastes are as varied as Devon's many landscapes and therin lies the appeal of this marvellous country."
Alan Hobbs, Kate Hobbs, David Hitt, Carol Hitt, Walk Devon


"Exploring Green Lanes and the Stories They Tell - South and South-East Devon"
Valerie Belsey


"East Devon Pebblebed Heaths: 240 Million Years in the Making"
Andrew Cooper


"Exe to Axe: Story of East Devon"
Gerald Gosling


"Exmouth Through Time"
Christopher K. Long


A small English village on the eastern shore of the Exe estuary between Exmouth and Topsham

Lympstone is a small East Devon village located on the eastern shore of the River Exe estuary below Woodbury Common just outside the seaside town of Exmouth.

towerLinked by rail to Exmouth and Exeter by the Avocet Line, one of the few remaining branch lines left in Devon after the Beecham cutbacks of the 1960's, the village has a population of about 2000 people.

The history of the settlement has roots going back at least as far as Saxon times, and possibly further to Roman times.

One of the lords of the manor of Lympstone was William de Tracey, one of four knights who murdered Archbishop Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170

An equerry to Queen Elizabeth I, Ralph Lane, was born in Lympstone and traveled with Sir Walter Raleigh as a soldier on his second expedition to the New World in 1585.

foggy beach at Lympstone

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