Below Wind Hill on the high, twisting coastal road to Countisbury, Turner looks west to the upper part of Lynton on Hollerday Hill, beyond the estuary of the East and West Lyn Rivers obscured by the steep hills in the foreground. They also hide Lynmouth, on the near side of the estuary, apart from one or two buildings beside the beach. Lundy Island is lightly indicated in the distance on the right. There is a view from further east on D08959 (Turner Bequest CXXVII 13). For other views of Lynton and Lynmouth, see under D08948 (CXXVI 3).
There are five sets of stitch holes near the left-hand edge.
See James Hamilton, Turner: A Life, London 1997, p.304.