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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 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!