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
7/30/2023 - Stephen Harris

Walked 19.07.2023 - Directions all correct, new pictures submitted but no real changes. This is such a stunning walk and you absolutely must do this if you're in Cornwall and can get to it. The views are simply breath-taking and the walk is very easy. There are some sections where you walk alongside steep drops so care is needed. At WP7 you can continue straight ahead for another 1/2 mile to reach Pentire Point and boy is it worth it, the views from there are simply jaw-dropping. Once finished at Pentire, turn around and go back the way you came to WP7 and then turn RIGHT to continue the walk. This walk is so stunning and highly recommended. No livestock present, all on good well-defined paths with so much to see. 20/10!!!!!