Rock Walls

The Rock Walls in Grates Cove were designated a National Historic Monument in 1995. Built in the 1700's, these walls were used to create gardens, fields and to keep the livestock out! The hills surrounding the cove are covered in sprawling rock walls making the scenery even more spectacular. They're spread across almost 150 acres of landscape and are a rare surviving example of communal land unique to Newfoundland.