The Rumps & South West Coast Path

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This is only a short walk but takes in one of the most amazing natural features of the Cornish Coast; The Rumps. The Rumps are two conical peaks surrounded by sharp jagged rocks creating a wild and mystical experience.

The route starts off at an old quarry which has been converted into a car park by the National trust and crosses a field to join the South West Coast Path. The coastal path then heads north, keeping close to the clifftops for breathtaking views towards Tintagel and down to the crashing waves hundreds of feet below.

The Rumps are then visited and explored. There are the remains of an iron age settlement with large ramparts and ditches creating a natural boundary before reaching the peaks. Both peaks can be visited with the western-most peak being the most interesting and with the better view.

From here the route rejoins the coastal path to the clifftops again with the opportunity to see wild Peregrine Falcons swooping around looking for prey. The return follows farm tracks and footpaths across open fields to get back to the car park.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Sea, Wildlife