Wednesday 14 May. Amanda & Josephine took the day off to visit gardens so it was solo walking for me today. I drove 20 miles or so to just outside Lynton to do a walk titled “The Valley of Rocks”. This may sound impressive but it didn’t quite live up to the billing. The valley part of the walk is only about a quarter of a mile and isn’t seen at its best until the very end of the walk. The route was 7 miles with a staggering (literally) 2,750ft of ascent. As if this wasn’t enough, I then added an extra 3 miles to walk into Lynton & Lynmouth for a ride on the cable car up and down the cliffs and fish and chips at the bottom.
I walked out on the seaward side of the above rock formations and was rewarded with this view.
A little further on I passed Lee Abbey and Lee Bay. It is a little odd that we were in the village of Lee yesterday which is at least 15 miles further round the coast.
I’m not sure if this sign features in the Highway Code.
The next viewpoint was Woody Bay where I left the coast to walk through Bonhill Woods.
The last part of the walk included a climb of over 500ft which gave a different perspective on the views from earlier in the walk and where I encountered a group of Exmoor ponies.
The cliff railway ride was very short but saved on the effort required to get from Lynton to Lynmouth.