Valley of Rocks

The Valley of Rocks is a U-shaped dry valley that runs parallel to the coast in the Exmoor National Park. It's well known for its unusual rock formations and caves.

It's believed that the valley owes its existence to the East Lyn River which originally flowed there and eroded the channel forming the valley over the course of thousands of years. Eventually, the river broke through the cliffs, diverting its course directly into the sea at Lynmouth, leaving the old course dry.

The Valley of Rocks has good exposures of the Lynton Formation that are among the oldest Devonian rocks in North Devon. The formation is composed of slates and siltstones together with some sandstone.

The Valley of Rocks is situated near the town of Lynton in England.

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