Blackmoor Gate village, Devon
Blackmoor Gate is a small village roughly halfway between Barnstaple and Lynmouth in North Devon.
Effectively the western gateway to Exmoor, Blackmoor Gate has been a meeting point for old tracks, or ridgeways, dropping down from the moor to the coast at Mortehoe.
The name is thought to derive from local landowners, the Blackmore family, who owned large areas of land around here and Parracombe.
There is a fine inn and licenced restaurant here called 'The Old Station House Inn'. It was originally one of the main stations on the Lynton-Barnstaple Narrow Gauge Railway, that operated from 1898 until its closure in 1935.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: