Wednesday Walks – Lynton and the Valley of Rocks
This week we’re heading to the north coast of Devon for a dog-friendly walk starting at Lynton. This is an easier walk on a tarmacked path up on a cliff and the spectacular Valley of Rocks.
For this walk you’ll be starting at the Lynton Cliff Railway Station. As you leave the station follow the path onto to Lynton’s main street, before turning left. This will take you downhill towards a church, after which you’ll need to turn left down another hill. At the bottom, cross over the bridge (over the railway) and join the South West Coast Path which follows North Walk.
Keep heading along North Walk and the road you’re on will turn into a path. Pass through a wooden gate and continue for another half a mile at which point you’ll reach the craggy tor of Rugged Jack on your left. Keep going and you will soon see the full Castle Rock come into view. Keep going to enter the Valley of Rocks at the end of the tarmac path.
When you’re ready to continue back to Lynton, turn left and walk up the road. After you reach the cricket ground take the path to the left (signposted as ‘Lynton and Lynmouth via North Walk’). Follow this to make it back to the coastal path where you can retrace your steps back to Lynton.
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About the Author: Chris Green works in the office at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs, using his technical expertise to assist wherever needed. In his spare time he likes playing guitar and bass, and hiking around Dartmoor.