Valley of the Rocks, Lynmouth

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#2 of 8 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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  • August 19, 2017
    Lynmouth remained a traditional village with a tiny fishing port. Here you will find the traditional cottages and small fisherman's cottage, but especially the beautiful valley that you can admire from Lynton and Lynmouth, the Valley of the Rocks, that whole beautiful sand and slate cliffs, which uitsneed the wind in a spectacular way. Beautiful panoramas. You can easily spend a whole day here. It's worth it.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This walk is a must if you are staying in Lynton. It is part of the South West path and has a good surface for walking. Much if the walk is high up with a steep drop to the sea below but the views acr...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    There is literally nothing here for those not interested in walking, but for them that are, it's spectacular. Unfortunately, there's very little information available unless you prepare in advance, th...  more »
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  • August 23, 2017
    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)
  • September 17, 2017
    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 café 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 .
  • May 13, 2017
    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!
  • August 11, 2017
    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.
  • August 28, 2017
    Wonderful coastal path which offers: superb rock formations, rock hopping goats, plenty of benches for a sit down, toilets and a couple of car parks. If you are in this area, this is a 'must see' spot.

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