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Valley of the Rocks, Lynmouth

(4.7/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We walked from Lynton along the cliff path on a lovely sunny day. The views were stunning and there were wild goats everywhere. Lunch at Mother Meldrum's CafĂ© made the day complete.  more »
  • This is an incredible location for either a long walk or if you prefer a place to sit and relax. The scenery is incredible and you will not be disappointed. Terrific walk on the path with views to blo...  more »
  • a must for anyone who loves sea views and rocks, there is a very narrow walk higher up for those brave enough, there is also a lovely cafe next to the car park that serve hot and cold drinks plus main...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to stop for lunch. A unique little part of Devon.
  • A fantastic place to visit. Not for the faint hearted though, as you suddenly find yourself walking along a cliff edge with no, and I mean no, safety barrier between you and the sea.
  • The coastal walk from Lynton is an unforgettable experience. Here find England's green and pleasant land...... and the goats. Uplifting, inspiring and unconditionally recommended.
  • Great place for your afternoon walk. Make sure you walk down the steps to Wringcliff bay!
  • A must visit! Simply amazing and breathtaking. I am deeply in love with this place!