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