Blackmoor Gate

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Blackmoor Gate
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Location
Blackmoor Gate
County
Devon
Highway Authority
Devon
Junction Type
Off set Crossroads
Roads Joined
A39, A399
Junctions related to the A399
Aller Cross Roundabout

Blackmoor Gate is known as the western gateway to Exmoor National Park. It has long been a crossing of tracks – an ancient ridgeway following the former moorland ridge from the heights of Exmoor down to the sea at Mortehoe. The road from Lynton to Barnstaple crosses here at a low point of the ridge, as did the former Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. The former station is now 'The Old Station Inn' - a licenced restaurant. It is now the crossing point between the A39 and the A399. The A39 currently form the TOTSO's.

History

Whilst historically this junction was a crossroads, with the coming of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, it got twisted a bit as the railway passed diagonally through the centre of the junction, forcing the creation of a slightly staggered crossroads. In all probability this was to save money on a second bridge! Despite the demise of the railway many years ago, the stagger seems to have been accentuated since the removal of the bridge, probably in order to reduce potential accidents, when a roundabout is not really needed. Indeed, the A39 was originally the through route; this was changed when the road to the south, formerly the B3226, was upgraded.

Routes

Route To Notes

A39

Barnstaple

A39

Lynton, Lynmouth, Lynton Cliff Railway, Exmoor

A399

South Molton (B3226), Simonsbath (B3358)

A399

Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Woolacombe (B3343)



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Wells to BridgwaterTin Bridge Roundabout  • Northload Bridge Roundabout  • Wirrall Park Roundabout  • Street Roundabout  • Westway Roundabout  • The Pipers  • Crandon Bridge • Dunball Interchange  • Cross Rifles Roundabout
Bridgwater to BarnstapleWhitegate Roundabout  • Sandford Corner  • Washford Cross  • Carhampton Cross  • Blackmoor Gate  • Ford Cross  • Mermaid Cross  • TA Roundabout  • Portmore Roundabout  • Lake Roundabout  • Roundswell Roundabout
Barnstaple to WadebridgeWestleigh Junction  • Heywood Road Roundabout  • Abbotsham Cross  • Clovelly Cross  • Baxworthy Corner  • Thorne Cross  • Wainhouse Corner
Wadebridge to FalmouthWinnard's Perch  • Trekenning Roundabout  • Halloon  • Highgate Hill Roundabout  • Carland Cross  • Arch Hill  • Carnon Gate Roundabout  • Treluswell Roundabout  • Treliever Roundabout  • Kernick Roundabout  • Hillhead Roundabout  • Ponsharden Roundabout