A GRANT of nearly £100,000 has been given to Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council.
The Exmoor National Park Partnership Fund has awarded the council with £93,013 for improvements to the Valley of Rocks.
They will include works to the public access to the sea with replacement of steps and a footpath at Wringcliff Bay, the restoration of the 19th century Poet’s Shelter and providing interpretation boards about the Valley.
Improvements will also be made to fencing around the cricket ground, which will be replaced in parts with metal fencing.
Work will also be carried out to resurface the car park at the valley.
An additional grant of £8,400 has also been awarded by the partnership fund for the restoration of the Balaena, a wooden ship built in 1948.
An annual report of the partnership fund revealed grants totalling £388,000 were awarded in the area, bringing in match funding of more than £1.5 million.
Dan James, sustainable economy manager at Exmoor National Park said: “In addition to these larger amounts, we were also able to offer 14 smaller grants of up to £2,500 which, although relatively low in value, can help to achieve great results often matching significant community fundraising efforts.”