Rising some 600 feet above the Bristol Channel, the cliffs of Castle Rock and Rugged Jack in the Valley of Rocks evoke wilderness and romance.
The dramatic nature of the Valley of Rocks in Lynton & Lynmouth has attracted writers and visitors for centuries to Devon’s North Coast.
Rob Bell discovers the lines that unlocked the wild coastline of North Devon, starting in Ilfracombe where spectacular cliffs kept this fishing town secret for centuries.
Whichever corner you turn in the Heddon Valley, whatever time of day and however the sunlight falls, the trees and hue are just beautiful.
A short walk to break in a new pair of boots. Watersmeet, up to the Blue Ball Inn circling South Hill and back over Trilley Ridge.
This historic, wildlife-rich and the panoramic circular walk takes you through the lives of the Bronze Age to evidence of the 1952 floods.
A circular walk through Barton Wood near Lynton & Lynmouth in Exmoor for a fun fungi foray amongst the beech nuts.
A 4-mile walk from Watersmeet, up to Trilley Ridge, out to the Foreland & then back down to Watersmeet via the Blue Ball Inn & Chiselcombe.
To the west of Lynton & Lynmouth lies the beautifully rugged Morte Point and Bull Point Peninsula.
A 4-1/2-mile walk from Watersmeet, via Hilsford Bridge, through Combe Park to Beggars Roost, then back via East Lyn farm to Watersmeet.