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I travel full-time with my family and I've just started blogging and freelance writing with no set place to call home, I'm now sharing my family's adventures online. Please visit my blog at www.timetowalkabout.com
Published July 5th 2018
Rock out in the Valley of the Rocks
Up on the North Devon coast where Exmoor meets the sea, you'll find this valley of geological wonders, believed to be among the oldest Devonian rocks in North Devon. It is not known exactly how it was formed but is thought to have been by either thousands of years of coastal erosion or it happened during the last ice age.

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Valley of the Rocks


For the avid photographer, you can be sure to get some great shots whether it is sunny or overcast. We visited on a warm sunny day and managed to get some good pictures

You may already have seen these formations used as a backdrop on film and television as they have been featured on shows such as Top Gear several times over the years.

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Valley view


The walk along the cliff edge isn't for the faint-hearted as it clings to the edge 600ft above the sea. Though it has been bitumenised which makes it safer than other coastal paths, I don't think I'd be brave enough to walk it on a windy day. As you walk along the path you may even see some of the local wild goats climbing around above you; they are good at hiding in the scrub.

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Cliff walk


Parking is available nearby and is reasonably priced with the added advantage of being able to re-use the ticket in other council-managed car parks in the area. So if you plan to explore the area for the day buying a day or multi-day ticket can be cheap and handy.

If you are feeling more energetic it is also possible to walk here from Lynmouth. There are a large number of walking tracks throughout the area giving you plenty of places to explore.
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Why? Awesome scenery
When: All Year
Phone: 01598 752384
Where: Valley of the Rocks, S W Coast Path, Lynton EX35 6JH
Cost: FREE
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