Walk - Lynton and the Valley of Rocks
2.9 miles (4.7 km)
Lynton Cliff Railway Station - EX35 6HU Lynton Cliff Railway Station
Easy - The Coast Path from Lynton to the famous Valley of Rocks is relatively level and has been surfaced with tarmac to make it easier for everyone to use. Whilst the path description is based on starting on Lynton, the walk can be shortened by starting in one of the car parks in the Valley of Rocks, and just doing the loop. It is likely to be suitable for people with impaired mobility or with a pushchair, although due to the lack of passing places it is not recommended for wheelchair use. To check that this walk is suitable for you click here where you can find additional mapping and photographs showing gradients, path surfaces, and other detailed information.
A classic easy walk along a relatively level section of high cliffs between Lynton and the spectacular Valley of Rocks. Children will love the stories associated with the spectacular rock formations, and the herd of friendly feral goats. A good walk in autumn, when the crisp rust-coloured bracken of the heathland is punctuated with banks of purple heather and vivid gorse.
It is also a good walk for dogs. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly walks.
Checked by SWCPA Volunteer Geoff Garfield - December 2017