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The Valley of Rocks is a dry valley that runs parallel to the coast about half a mile west of Lynton.

It is famous for its herd of goats, its geology and its stunning views. The valley is believed to owe its existence to a former extension of the valley of the East Lyn River which now meets the sea at Lynmouth.

There are two public car parks in the valley, adjacent to a tea room and the cricket club. For those not in such a rush, you can start from Lynton by the Valley of Rocks Hotel and follow ‘North Walk’, which forms a coastal path leading to the valley and offering stunning views of Lynmouth Bay and the sea. The coastal cliffs here are amongst the highest in Britain and provide a real challenge for climbing enthusiasts.