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Badgworthy Water Malmsmead.jpg
Malmsmead Bridge and the old ford
Malmsmead is located in the United Kingdom
Location within Devon
OS grid referenceSS790478
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLYNTON
Postcode districtEX35 6
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
51°13′01″N 3°43′59″W / 51.217°N 3.733°W / 51.217; -3.733Coordinates: 51°13′01″N 3°43′59″W / 51.217°N 3.733°W / 51.217; -3.733

Malmsmead is a hamlet on the border between the English counties of Devon and Somerset. The nearest town is Lynton, which lies approximately 4.7 miles (7.6 km) west of the hamlet. The hamlet is situated in the Doone Valley within the Exmoor National Park.[1][2]

The border between the counties is along Badgworthy Water, which is crossed by the 17th-century Malmsmead Bridge and an even older adjacent ford. Badgworthy Water is also the boundary between the parishes of Oare (Somerset) and Brendon and Countisbury (Devon).

Malmsmead is both on the route of the Coleridge Way and Samaritans Way South West. Just to the north of the hamlet, Badgworthy Water merges with Oare Water to form the East Lyn River that flows into the sea at Lynmouth.


  1. ^ "Malmsmead". Visit Exmoor. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Doone Valley Campsite, Malmsmead". Retrieved 16 February 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Malmsmead at Wikimedia Commons