This large and sparsely populated parish is situated in Devon near to the border with Somerset. The main settlements of Brendon and Rockford are in the superb valley of the East Lyn River.

The church, which is about a mile west of and 700' above the village, is dedicated to the Celtic saint St. Brendan. It was moved from its original site further west at Cheriton in 1738. The charming village of Brendon can be accessed from the Coleridge Way by crossing the bridge at Leeford and walking west along the valley road. Rockford can also be accessed easily by a footbridge across the river.


  • Beautiful scenery alongside the rushing waters of the spectacular East Lyn River.
  • Picturesque and peaceful village with a good community
  • Pubs at Brendon – The Staghunter – and at Rockford – The Rockford Inn – with refreshments available
  • Car park and toilets at Brendon Village Hall


  • Open Gardens – 4 NGS gardens open in May and August
  • Brendon Country and Exmoor Pony Show at Brendon Manor in August.


Information Boards in car park. Local information point at County Gate on the A39 a couple of miles to the east.

Tourist Information Centres at Porlock (8 miles east) and Lynton (6 miles west)

Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth (5 miles downriver)

Villages along the Coleridge Way

Villages along the Coleridge Way

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