Polzeath – St Enodoc Circular

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Starting at the fashionable surfing centre at Polzeath, we begin by following the coastal path southwards, skirting the impressive Daymer Bay. Soon we are following a contour path round Brea Hill, with magnificent views over the entrance to the River Camel guarded by the infamous Doom Bar, scene of many shipwrecks. Padstow is in view across the river. Having rounded Brea Hill, our way takes us through part of the beautifully maintained old Enodoc Golf Course following very clearly marked routes. This brings us to the ancient and very quaint St Enodoc Church with its quirky steeple. The church had been beautifully decorated for a wedding the day we did this walk (September 2016). Sir John Betjeman, once the Poet Laureate, is buried here. After visiting the church our way continues through the course before taking us northwards, eventually briefly to join the road into Polzeath. Next we head eastwards across peaceful, rolling Cornish countryside before descending steeply into a forested valley near Shilla Mill. We end by following this lovely trail which, all too soon, brings us back to the waterfront at Polzeath.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
3/24/2021 - Jim Arymar

Walk checked on 24 March 2021 and some minor description changes made. The walk remains a real beauty and very highly recommended. Jim Arymar