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“Amazing views”

Valley of the Rocks
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Lynmouth
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Sawtry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing views”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Having spent 4 days in Lynton with my fiancee, we visited Valley of the Rocks a couple of times and loved it each time. The views are amazing, we were lucky to be there when the weather was lovely and warm but also went one morning when the mist was rolling in off the sea. Two different weather conditions and both brilliant experiences. The rock formations just amaze me, even more so when you see the goats balancing on the edge!

I would highly recommend visiting the Valley of the rocks if you are in the area, great for photographic opportunities or just great to sit and relax.

Visited June 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Lovely walk!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Liked the walk to the Watersmeet, enjoyed a cream tea at the National Trust Tea shop there. We were lucky and had a lovely sunny day an were able to sit in the garden.

Visited June 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular formations and views.”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Accessible either down the coast path from Lynto, or through the town down Longmead, this is a very unusual place, with steeply sloping sides and rocky outcrops. Climb Castle Rock for a different perspective, and for a spectacular view from above, climb South Cliff which rises far above the valley with sensational views. Watch out for goats and exmoor ponies which roam wild. There is a tea room in the valley and toilets, and a large car park, so you can get there even if you don't walk!

Visited June 2013
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Wallingford, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Unspoiled loveliness”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

My stepmum tipped us off about this place. We came when it was quiet, just a game of cricket and a few dog walkers were around on a peaceful, dry evening. Well those and a whole herd of wild goats and a good sprinkling of ponies.

The place is awe inspiring and unspoiled by the trappings of tourism, the tea room (unfortunately closed at the time of day we visited) was in keeping, the car park was understated and very cheap at £1 per hour or £5 for a day pass. We had a lovely time wandering about and then climbing Castle Rock. For any of you that are Geocachers there are several caches around including and Earthcache and a virtual cache, all with great views and sensitively placed.

The following evening we decided to take a drive along the toll road, the best £1 I've spent on holiday. Not for the faint hearted and def not for anything bigger than a car, the views were stunning and the drops very steep.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Breathtaking views”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is a must see with its wonderful views. There several routes into the valley including a costal path. Some routes are a more strenuous climb or you can choose a lower path and still get great views. You will find grazing goats and wild ponies wandering around and there is a wonderful little cafe (Mothers Meldrums) in the middle of the valley serving tasty home made cakes and hot food.

Visited June 2013
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