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“Fantastic landscape”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Glen Lyn Gorge

Glen Lyn Gorge
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Fantastic landscape”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

A great place to visit, very educational in terms of climate change. Keep an eye out for the 1952 flood level signs as well as the signs showing sea levels is the ice caps melt. Some of the paths are steep and narrow but its well worth the effort.
Only problem here is that they only take cash and when we visited the cash machine in the local shop was out of order so ensure you have cash.

Visited April 2014
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English first
South Wales
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“INTERESTING”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had not visited this before. The museum was interesting and the walk along the gorge was good. Well worth the charge.

Visited April 2014
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sknafk
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Pleasant walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Pleasant walk worth doing but only after you have already been to Watersmeet and Valley of Rocks as you have to pay to walk up Glen Lyn Gorge.
The walk is steeper than it first appears, it is straight up and back down again with no refreshments once you have reached the top which is a pity.

Visited October 2013
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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A Rainforest in Devon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is a lovely little valley in Lynmouth. It has a trail that follows the river and at times it feels like you are in a rainforest, well worth a visit. There are also some holiday cottages here which are a great place to stay.

Visited November 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Antidote to Tourist Tat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

This place is brilliant - I was grinning and oohing by turns. The gorge itself is jaw-dropping and a hard act to follow - all huge boulders and sliding sheets of tea-coloured water and sudden cascades and whirling torrents - but the hydro-station puts up a good fight for respect. No gleaming industrial wizardry or heartless technology here - this installation has an immediacy that's weirdly compelling. Watching the turbine, you can feel all that awesome, barely contained power - at three feet away you can almost reach out and touch it - but it still looks like something you might just possibly be able to set up yourself, given the right tools and some inventive pipework. There's something vaguely Heath-Robinson about the entire setup - you can see the nuts and bolts, there are levers and pulleys and drips and pipes and no pre-packaged facts parcelled up in glossy sight-bites for those short on attention. Instead there are levers to pull and pumps to pump and a set of water-cannon made of bits of jointed pipe which actually feel like they might do some real damage in the wrong hands. All the technology on show is real, efficient, hands-on and the sort of thing that you'd like to think you could build in an afternoon of intelligent tinkering in the shed. Accessible science at its best.

Visited September 2013
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