Rocky Valley, Cornwall
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Rocky Valley, Cornwall

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This is just about as far as you can go without getting swept out to sea. The narrow seaward opening opening leads to a beautiful narrow valley. There are two mysterious "maze" carvings further up the valley which have become a sort of shrine for New Agers.

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