A ‘secret world’ with a ‘Little Switzerland’ atmosphere.
The Daily Mail’s Richard Webber visited the coastal towns of Lynton and Lynmouth. A highlight was reaching a ‘magical corner’ called Valley of Rocks.
Now, if you were standing here in 1952, you would be under 60ft of water and rubble,’ says my guide, David Wilde, pointing to where the Lyndale Hotel once stood.
‘The flood was so devastating that it was classified as “acute catastrophic” by the river authorities, and it marked the single largest loss of life in Britain from a river flood.’
The Lynmouth flood disaster claimed 34 lives and made 420 residents in and around the North Devon coastal village homeless……..