JUNE IN THE COUNTRY
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Minutes from the sedate pleasures of Devon’s Little Switzerland – aka the Victorian seaside town of Lynton – this wild valley gapes like a dragon’s maw, high above the sea. Two gnarly tors, Castle Rock and Rugged Jack, thrust up like broken teeth; clinging to their windy summits is like riding Godzilla. From here adrenalin junkies will love the terrifying but beautiful toll road along the coast towards Combe Martin. The valley contains more soothing pleasures: a cream tea at the quirky Mother Meldrum’s Tea Rooms or an idle weekend hour watching wickets fall at the spectacular grounds of Lynton and Lynmouth Cricket Club.