After spending a comfy night at The Fernery B&B in Lynton I decided to explore the Valley of the Rocks which had been recommended to me by host Jo from the B&B. A short walk from the B&B through the town of Lynton and you find yourself at the start of a lovely coastal walk to see the Valley of the Rocks.

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

It was a lovely warm September day enabling perfect exploring and walking conditions. I hadn’t heard of the Valley of the Rocks and so was intrigued as to how this piece of North Devon coast got its name and what I was about to see. I enjoyed seeing the views over Lynmouth and see where I had had my fish and chip dinner the night before!

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

It was cool to pass by some of the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway which I travelled on the night before. It’s not a long journey down to Lynmouth but nice to give people a wave as they make there way down the cliff!

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

The tarmac path is super easy to follow and I think would be suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs. There’s plenty of benches situated along the path which are handy for taking a quick rest if needs be and soaking up the views out to sea.

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

The rugged cliffs and rocks are quite a cool sight – I love their formations and how dramatic they look overhanging the cliff tops.

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Lots of feral goats can be seen chilling on the cliffside and going about their daily lives. I couldn’t help but stop and watch them; wondering how their small, skinny legs stop them from falling down the steep cliffs!

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

There were some super awesome views from this part of the South West Coastal Path – I only wish the weather had been a bit sunnier and clearer so I could have seen further out to sea.

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

Unfortunately, towards the end of my walk, it started to rain and I had to retreat rather quickly and finish the loop returning to the village of Lynton. I really loved the bit of coastline and the jagged cliffs. A walk to extend and come back to one day soon I think!

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