Lyn Community Development Trust To manage projects for the benefit of the community

Past Projects

Lynmouth Pavilion

Lynmouth Pavilion

Participated in planning for the renaissance of the disused Lynmouth Pavilion

Neighbourhood Plan steering group

Neighbourhood Plan steering group

The Trust participated in planning work to provide affordable eco-friendly housing as part of the Neighbourhood Plan steering Group

Middleham Gardens

Middleham Gardens

Regeneration of the gardens became a very successful project and after much work and fundraising now provides the community, both resident and visiting, with a lovely memorial garden on the edge of the East Lyn. The Lyn Art and Craft Society’s very generous donation of £1,000 per year towards the maintenance of the gardens has enabled the Trust to keep them up to a good standard however it is not quite enough to cover all expenses and the Trust must look for other funding possibilities.

Coleridge Way Extension

Coleridge Way Extension

The LCDT led the effort to extend the Coleridge Way from Porlock to Lynmouth. It has been a very exciting time for Lynmouth and the footpaths that converge there. Four major routes all have had some form of improvements: the Coleridge Way has been extended; the Two Moors Way celebrated its 40th anniversary; the South West Coast Path has been part of an international tourism project. As if this was not enough there was much celebration when the Walking Man was unveiled by John Craven of Countryfile and became part of the television Spring Diaries.

Walkers are Welcome

Walkers are Welcome

Establish the Walkers are Welcome website for the community and its visitors enrolled Lynton and Lynmouth in the national Walkers are Welcome scheme

The Walker

The Walker

Richard Graham was commissioned to produce a sculpture symbolising walkers using the Coleridge way. Its purpose is to promote Lynmouth's role as Exmoor's premier walking centre - passers by are encouraged to be photographed shaking his hand. "The Walker" has been installed where the Coleridge Way, Two Moors Way, South West Coast Path and Tarka Trail meet opposite the Pavilion on Lynmouth Waterfront. It was unveiled in May 2017 by John Craven of the BBC's Countryfile. The statue stands on Lynmouth Esplanade and has become an iconic fixture, photographed by many. Signage thanking the sponsors and partners in this project is about to be fixed to the Esplanade wall. The walking man will spend his summers welcoming walkers and celebrating that Lynmouth is indeed an important centre for visitors to Exmoor. He will spend his winters just inside the doorway of the ENP Centre away from the gales and high tides which could damage him.