Valley of the Rocks, Lynmouth

4.8
#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Exmoor National Park
Feral goats and evidence of the last Ice Age, draw thousands of tourists annually to Valley of the Rocks. Startling rock formations line the 0.8 km (0.5 mi) basin that runs parallel to the coast in north Devon. The coast path is generally level thanks to a formally surfaced path that leads the way. If you prefer an even easier walk, several parking lots allow you to choose a spot close to your preferred destination. Ancient fossils line the valley. It's okay to pick them up during your walk but return them to their original spots to preserve the area. Public picnic areas and a cafe provide quiet spots to snack. Arrange your visit to Valley of the Rocks and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lynmouth using our Lynmouth driving holiday planning website .
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  • With a group of Ramblers, we took the Cliff Railway at Lynmouth up to Lynton up and up to a high level inland path to Lee Abbey, returning along the South West Coastal Path. Don't go if you suffer fro...  more »
  • Wonderful views along the coastal path. if your lucky enough you might even see the wild goats grazing on the cliffs.  more »
  • Valley of the Rocks is worth a visit if you want to get away from it all. A wild rugged coastline with dramatic cliff drops and a great sea view.  more »
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  • Drove along the toll road towards combs Martin, never again it was really scary and seemed to go on and on forever,lucky I did not meet any other cars. Vally of the rocks beautiful
  • What an amazing place, absolutely spectacular rock formations. And the restaurant besides the car park couldn't have been more helpful providing excellent food at short notice right on closing time. (Thank you if you read this)
  • Beautiful views around the valley and surrounding area. Coastal path to the valley can get very windy and is narrow in places so if you're with young children and pets be wary of this. Also there are wild goats and sheep roaming here so dogs need to be kept under control. It is easily accessible by car and there is pay and display parking available. If you're into fossil finding this is an excellent place to explore as fossils can be found in the loose scree but again be careful as the scree is unstable underfoot. We found a couple of small fossils within about half an hour of looking!
  • a great place to walk peaceful,and plenty of good views ,warning the path ways is not for the faint hearted if you don't like heights,there are goats let loose everywhere they don't do much just eat grass and poo hardly notice people at all,the cafĂ© is friendly set in an old stone cottage,the toilet is a week flush if you use it,ofcourse rocks are everywhere but in a good way,very dramatic land scape .
  • Great place to visit, even with smaller kids. The walk around the valley is good and easy to do, even with a push chair. The landscape is breathtaking.

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