Tintagel and Trebarwith - Coast and Country

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Our circular walk follows the stunning north Cornwall coast path, with its rugged cliffs and rock structures, down to the hamlet of Trebarwith Strand. Here there are large areas of unusual black rock with veins of pink Rhodenite with, at low tide, small pieces on the beach. After taking a break, we leave the Strand and head away from the sea along the road for a short way before heading across surrounding farmland and country paths towards the small hamlet of Treknow. Along the way there is a variety of flora and fauna to delight all who enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside.

After proceeding along the quiet road through Treknow, our walk briefly runs along the main Tintagel road before again joining a quiet country lane and further footpaths, as we continue toward the bustling tourist village of Tintagel. Here we have the opportunity to explore its historic connections to one of England's most famous legends, that of King Arthur and Merlin. It is worthwhile taking a moment, on reaching the castle and cove, to sit and soak up the atmosphere that is in abundance and perhaps catch a glimpse of a seal or two, resting near the opening of Merlin's Cave. There are toilets and refreshments here and having taken our fill, we retrace our steps briefly before climbing the steep hill of the coast path past the castle entrance. Once on the clifftop again, there are great views over the castle before we arrive back at Glebe Cliff and our vehicle.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
9/13/2008 - Rebecca Tinsley

A really lovely walk with stunning views along Trebarwith Strand. We did this walk from the directions only with no map or pictures. The directions were excellent but just for a bit more clarity: - When you get to the road in Treknow turn left. Follow the road through the village. You eventually come to the main B road but this is quite a distance. - Point 15 - the left hand boundary of the field seems to have changed as there are now two new post and wire fences spliting the field. Follow the original left hand boundary (a hedge / slate wall) over two new wooden stiles. - Lunch at the Port William Inn in Trebarwith Strand was excellent!

4/29/2008 - Peter Nock

My Wife and I did this walk on Sat 26th April 08 and found it to be a very beautiful and spectacular walk. Thank you, Peter and Carol N