Valley of Rocks

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Recommended by 51 out of 53 hikers


  • Brian

    The Valley of Rocks is a dry valley that runs parallel to the coast in north Devon, England, about one kilometre (0.6 mi) to the west of the village of Lynton.

    It is a popular destination, noted for its herd of feral goats, and for its geology, having good exposures of the Lynton Beds (formally the 'Lynton Formation') that are among the oldest Devonian rocks in north Devon and are highly fossiliferous.

    Also of note are the periglacial features formed when this area was at the limit of glaciation during the last Ice Age. The valley is believed to owe its existence to the dissection by coastal cliff recession of a former extension of the valley of the East Lyn River which now meets the sea at Lynmouth.

    • March 24, 2017

  • David

    There is a car park in the middle of the Valley making access to this area very easy

    • June 27, 2018

  • Lucky Luke

    Good place to spend time far from crowded cities.

    • May 24, 2020

  • lovebritain

    This stretch is gorgeous. Very nice views.

    • October 7, 2020

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Location: Devon, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation140 m

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