East Lyn River
|East Lyn River|
|Source||East Lyn (Upper)|
|- elevation||230 m (755 ft)|
|Secondary source||Hoar Oak Water|
|- elevation||260 m (853 ft)|
|- location||Watersmeet House|
|- elevation||150 m (492 ft)|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
The Lynmouth Disaster occurred on the East Lyn river.
The river starts as the Upper East Lyn at Malmsmead (formed by two minor tributaries, the Oare Water and Badgeworthy Water) it then flows for several miles, past Brendon and makes confluence with Hoar Oak Water at Watersmeet, where Watersmeet House is located. Continuing on, the river is squeezed between a narrow gorge section, upon exit follows on for another 2.5 miles (4 kilometres) until the river meets with the West Lyn River and flows into the Bristol Channel at Lynmouth.
It is popular for walkers with the Two Moors Way near to much of the river.
- National Trust website on the East Lyn river