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Valley of the Rocks
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Lynmouth
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

This is one of the best walks i ave done. the views are fantastic, the walkway is easy being paved, there are a few up and downs (some fairly big) but then it all opens out onto Exmoor National Park, where the goats and horses run wild. This then also leads to a cute tea house so you can stop and have a break.
We saw people on this walk, of all ages old and young; and you choose the length of the walk you want to complete.

Thank burbs04
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

Came up from Lynmouth on the cliff railway and out along the cliff path to the Valley of Rocks.
On a glorious day the views out across the Bristol Channel to south Wales were stunning.

Thank ssbeamish
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

This is not just another place to go for a walk - this is a place where the views will leave a lasting memory for a visitor of any age or walk of life.

Look out for the baby goats in the Spring and early Summer. The valley is quite impressive, but the view from the valley out to sea is even more so. If you have time, visit Lynton and walk the Coastal path out to the valley of Rocks. You can follow Lee Road back to Lynton to make it a circular walk.

Thank Nik B
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

The Valley of the Rocks is beautiful. There are paths, large car parks and a cafe (Mother Meldrums) so it is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. If you are lucky there will be a cricket match.
It does get very crowded at weekends but if you have your walking boots with you, you can quickly get away from the crowds by following the coast path round towards Woody Bay. The walk is muddy, uneven and uphill/downhill so it isn't suitable for everyone. From April to early October (Tuesday to Saturday) there is a lovely little tea room and shop at Lee Abbey...sadly this year we missed it as it closed the day before we arrived. There is a car park there. Further on from the tea room you come to quiet bays and woodland walks with waterfalls and an abundance of bird and plant life.
If you prefer you can walk the tarmac path back from the Valley of the Rocks to Lynton. It comes out by the Cliff Railway so its easy to drop down into Lynmouth.
Please note, there are toilets and a cafe but no other facilities and there is a charge for parking.

Thank Dorsetbay
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

When my sister's family visited us here in North Devon, I wanted them to experience the dramatic scenery that North Devon's Coastline can offer, and not the usual bucket and spade sandy beaches that so many visitors flock to.

So, we decided to drive them to see the spectacular scenery that can be found at the Valley of the Rocks near Lynton; they found the car journey, from Barnstaple to Lynton, a dramatic experience in itself. Beyond Blackmoor Gate up on Exmoor, the roads through to the village of Barbrook and beyond onto Lynton and Lynmouth become steep, windy, tree-covered passageways - quite a dramatic experience for those usually accustomed to flat dual carriageways. Make sure your brakes are in good order, although there are escape lanes if overheated brakes becomes an issue.

Although I live in North Devon, I still find the rugged, rocky coastline and spectacular landscape and seascape of the Valley of the Rocks breathtaking and refreshingly tranquil - definately a place to get away from the usual Summertime hustle and bustle.

On reaching the Valley of the Rocks, there is a large pay and display car park and plenty of grass areas to sit an enjoy a picnic whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery of Castle Rock and the many other turret-like rock formations.

We enjoyed a quiet picnic, whilst watching the wild Exmoor ponies and goats grazing on the hillside, although we could have enjoyed lunch at the small cafe, Mother Meldrum's Tearooms, situated next to the car park. There is also a toilet block a short 2 minute walk from the car park, opposite the cricket green.

The coast path is fairly accessible to most, although I would not recommend it for wheelchair users, and great care must be taken with young children and vertigo sufferers as this is most definately a cliff top walk.

We then drove down through Lynton and past its beautiful town hall, a must-see for those who treasure historic buildings, and into the picture postcard town of Lynmouth with its pebble beached seafront. The town is filled with river walks, quaint little shops, pubs, restaurants, a large putting green, and of course not forgetting the Cliff Railway which takes you back up the cliff to the equally beautiful town of Lynton. Word of warning - the car park at the far end of Lynmouth, near the Cliff Railway entrance, is quite narrow as it runs along between the steep cliff and seafront, so be advised that you may find exiting your parking space a little difficult, so try to allow room for manoeuvre when you park up.

5  Thank hometeach
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