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Lynmouth Local Customs: 6 reviews and 15 photos

  The Cliff Railway's "Scaremonger"
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  • The Cliff Railway's "Scaremonger" - Lynmouth
      The Cliff Railway's "Scaremonger"
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  • From The Rock House Hotel - Lynmouth
      From The Rock House Hotel
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  • Hiding at Hide and Stride - Lynmouth
      Hiding at Hide and Stride
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No-one seems quite sure how this recent event came about, but a few Augusts ago there seemed to be a spontaneous outburst of scarecrows around the two villages, some with charity collecting tins, others just appearing in all sorts of odd places. This has now become an annual ritual every August with an amazing variety of characters, sometimes in the oddest of places. The trick is to keep looking around, you never know where one is lurking and children especially enjoy making a game of spotting them.

See also my Lynton page for a travelog with more pics.

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  • Updated Aug 29, 2006
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