Location: Go to the A39 between Lynmouth and Porlock. Just on the Porlock side of County Gate (see County Gate picnic spot) is a turning towards Malmsmead and Oare church. Follow this small road down to the church and keep on it as it bears right towards Malmsmead. On reaching Malmsmead either cross the ford beside the pack horse bridge, or cross over the bridge which is quite narrow. Go around the other side of the buildings ahead and park in the car park.
OS Grid ref: SS 791 477
Description: This car park has an honesty box and picnic areas beside the car park. There is also a path going alongside the river along the Doone Valley, which offers numerous opportunities for picnic spots by the river. Cloud Farm is along here and offers refreshments as well.