Woodside Bridge Appeal

Update: Woodside Bridge - Initial target reached!

Exmoor National Park Authority and Lyn Community Development Trust have been campaigning to raise funds for a new footbridge at Woodside on the East Lyn Valley, near Lynmouth since 2017.

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of local people and visitors, including a fabulous recent donation of £15,000 our initial target for Woodside Bridge has been reached. We are keeping the appeal open while the planning application and final design details and quotes are completed. Any additional donations received will go towards further design and landscape enhancements. We hope to make another announcement in November once final plans are in place. In the meantime, our warm thanks go to everyone who has contributed to the appeal.

The new footbridge will ensure 1000s of people can enjoy the short easy circuit from Lynmouth along the lower reaches of the east Lyn river. The crossing will lead to Middleham Memorial Gardens (honouring losses from the terrible  Lynmouth Flood of 1952) and the beauty and wildlife of the river and its surrounding woodland. Click here for a location map.

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Donate online today!

Or send a cheque payable to 'CareMoor' (Exmoor National Park) to Exmoor House, Dulverton, TA22 9HL. You can also donate at any Exmoor National Park Centre.

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If you would like to add a gift aid contribution to your donation you can do so by contributing via the Lyn Community Development Trust

Together we can reach the other side!

With support from Exmoor National Park, Lyn Community Development Trust, Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council, The National Trust and

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