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Valley of the Rocks, Lynmouth

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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. Plan to visit Valley of the Rocks and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lynmouth attractions using our Lynmouth trip itinerary builder.
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  • First time there and can only say wow what a place. Stunning walks stunning views and will go back to explore some more. Went in the morning and then again that evening to watch the sunset. Recommende...  more »
  • I passed through this area whilst walking the coastal path. There is a car park nearby which provides access by vehicle for the less mobile. The contrast between the rugged stony landscape and the sea...  more »
  • Wasn't expecting such stunning scenery, pity the light was poor photographically speaking! Also surprised to see a cricket ground there, I've played at a few cricket grounds in my time but the setting...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Really nice walk. You can start from lynton and then follow the coastal path signs. Really easy to find.
  • On a good day this is a nice walk with great views. You may even be able to see Wales if it isn't cloudy.
  • Fantastic views, great place for the family, nice walks, especially to the beach at Lee bay
  • Beautiful place to stop for lunch. A unique little part of Devon.

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