By: Blonde One
If you’re ever in North Devon and want to go for a stunning coastal path walk that can be flat and accessible for all, then look no further than the Valley of the Rocks at Lynton. You can take the funicular railway up the very steep hill so that you don’t have to climb the 500 feet to the top. The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a sight to see in itself and remains the highest and steepest water powered railway in the world. Mr Blonde One and I decided to walk up on our visit but the view of the railway from the bridges that crossed over it was worth the lung-busting climb.
A short walk (about 2km) along a tarmacked footpath takes you along the breathtakingly beautiful South West Coastal Path to the Valley of the Rocks. The path is probably suitable for buggies but not really recommended for wheelchairs due to the lack of passing places.
Make sure you watch out for those wild goats along the way. They must surely have two legs shorter than the other to be able to cling to the cliffs like that!
I recommend going to visit on a stunning day like we did, but I am fairly sure that even if it’s not so sunny it will still be a fabulous day out.