Walks in Pentire Point To Widemouth AONB

  • 2.4 miles/3.9 km - Easy-moderate

    Tintagel

    Tintagel

    2.4 miles/3.9 km - Easy-moderate

    A short circular walk exploring some of the historic sites in Tintagel including King Arthur's Castle and Merlin's Cave, the Old Post Office, and the ancient parish church on the cliffs.

  • 3 miles/4.8 km - Easy-moderate

    Tintagel Church to Trebarwith Strand

    Tintagel Church to Trebarwith Strand

    3 miles/4.8 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk on quarrymens' trails along cliffs of Tintagel past the Thunderhole blowhole to the long, sandy beach at Trebarwith Strand from Tintagel's mediaeval clifftop church with relics including the font that once stood in Tintagel Castle's chapel.

  • 4 miles/6.4 km - Easy-moderate

    Tintagel to Rocky Valley

    Tintagel to Rocky Valley

    4 miles/6.4 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk via King Arthur's Great Halls and the Old Post Office and along the coastline from Tintagel Castle past towering headlands and island bird colonies to the golden, sandy cove at Bossiney Haven, returning via the labyrinthine carvings and ruins of mills in the woods of Rocky Valley.

  • 2.6 miles/4.2 km - Moderate

    Boscastle to Minster Church

    Boscastle to Minster Church

    2.6 miles/4.2 km - Moderate

    A short circular walk from Boscastle through bluebell woodland alongside the River Valency to the ancient Celtic churchyard and sacred spring at Minster, returning along the River Jordan, beside which Bottreaux Castle was once situated, and Boscastle's Old Road.

  • 2.7 miles/4.3 km - Moderate

    Trebarwith Valley

    Trebarwith Valley

    2.7 miles/4.3 km - Moderate

    A fairly short circular walk exploring Trebarwith Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Cornwall. The walk includes bluebell woodland, panoramic views from both sides of the valley and the Trebarwith Nature Reserve.

  • 2.9 miles/4.7 km - Moderate

    Port Quin to Lundy Bay

    Port Quin to Lundy Bay

    2.9 miles/4.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from the fishing village of Port Quin to the golden sandy beaches of Epphaven Cove and Lundy Bay with spectacular coastal scenery, via the cliff-edge folly on Doyden Point built as a gambling den.

  • 3 miles/4.8 km - Moderate

    Millook to Trebarfoote

    Millook to Trebarfoote

    3 miles/4.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through Woodland Trust reserves of the ancient Millook woods, meadows to the former smuggling den and 1920s wild party venue of Trebarfoote, and along the coast from Cancleave Strand to Millook Haven where colliding continents have melted and folded the rocks like toffee.

  • 3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate

    Boscastle Headlands

    Boscastle Headlands

    3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Boscastle to Pentargon waterfall and Willapark coastguard lookout with magnificent views of the village and harbour from the headlands where the village women once gathered dressed in red to fool a French ship into fleeing from British army redcoats.

  • 3.9 miles/6.2 km - Moderate

    Bossiney, St Nectan's Glen and Rocky Valley

    Bossiney, St Nectan's Glen and Rocky Valley

    3.9 miles/6.2 km - Moderate

    A short circular walk through the woods of St Nectan's Glen and canyons of Rocky Valley, past the ruined mills and labyrinthine carvings, and along the coast to the golden sandy cove at Bossiney Haven.

  • 4.1 miles/6.5km - Moderate

    Trewarmett to Trebarwith Strand

    Trewarmett to Trebarwith Strand

    4.1 miles/6.5km - Moderate

    A circular walk down Trebarwith Valley to Trebarwith Strand then along the cliffs above the beach, with magnificent views of the bay between Dennis Point and Penhallic Point and the pinnacles of the coastal slate quarries now colonised by birds and wildflowers.

  • 4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    The Rumps to Polzeath around Pentire Point

    The Rumps to Polzeath around Pentire Point

    4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk across the Iron Age hillfort on the twin headlands of The Rumps and around Pentire Point, with panoramic views of the Camel Estuary and the offshore islands, to the sandy beach at Polzeath.

  • 4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    St Endellion to Port Isaac

    St Endellion to Port Isaac

    4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    A figure-of-8 walk from St Endellion to Port Isaac, via the estate of the ancient family of Roscarrock, who survived torture on the rack during Tudor times for being Catholic sympathisers, returning to the parish church, dedicated to the daughter of a Celtic king, on the ancient route which itself influenced the fervent adoption of Methodism in Port Isaac.

  • A circular walk in the upper reaches of the River Valency above Boscastle, where author Thomas Hardy lived and met the love of his life, starting from the ancient Celtic church of Lesnewth to St Juliot church which Hardy restored.

  • 5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate

    Trebarwith Strand to Tintagel Castle

    Trebarwith Strand to Tintagel Castle

    5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate

    A walk on the tracks trodden by the donkeys laden with slate from the coastal quarries of Trebarwith to Tintagel Haven where the slate was loaded onto ships and Tintagel Castle's island, inhabited during the mediaeval period, the Celtic times of King Arthur, and before this by the Romans.

  • 5.5 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    Boscastle to Tintagel

    Boscastle to Tintagel

    5.5 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    A (bus-assisted) one-way walk along the dramatic coastline of islands and arches from Boscastle to Tintagel, rated as one of the top five walks in Cornwall.

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    Boscastle to Rocky Valley

    Boscastle to Rocky Valley

    6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Boscastle along the dramatic coastline of islands and arches towards Tintagel, following the cascading river up Rocky Valley past the ruined mills and labyrinthine carvings and returning via the mediaeval churches of Trethevy, Trevalga and Forrabury.

  • 3.2 miles/5.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Crackington Haven to St Genny's Church

    Crackington Haven to St Genny's Church

    3.2 miles/5.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from the surf beach at Crackington Haven to the mediaeval church at St Genny's via the imposing Penkenna Point, where there are spectacular views of the bay and the secluded landing points used by some of North Cornwall's most notorious smugglers and wreckers.

  • 3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Port Isaac

    Port Isaac

    3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A short circular walk in Doc Martin Country including the pretty fishing village of Port Isaac and the historic beach of Port Gaverne with birds-eye views over the harbour.

  • 4.3 miles/6.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Crackington Haven to The Strangles

    Crackington Haven to The Strangles

    4.3 miles/6.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Crackington Haven, with panoramic views of the Shipwreck Coast, to the long, sandy Strangles beach, returning through bluebell woodland along the Ludon river valley.

  • 4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Barrett's Zawn and Dannonchapel

    Barrett's Zawn and Dannonchapel

    4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk including some of the more remote parts of the coast path around Port Isaac Bay, passing the Donkey Hole at Barrett's Zawn and returning through the abandoned hamlet of Dannonchapel.

  • 4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Millook Haven to Dizzard

    Millook Haven to Dizzard

    4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk through the Millook woodland reserves to the ancient gnarled oak forest of The Dizzard, returning along the coast with panoramic views to Hartland Point, to the chevron-folded cliffs and honeycomb reefs of Millook Haven.

  • 4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Port Quin to Port Isaac

    Port Quin to Port Isaac

    4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the rollercoaster path from Port Quin, descending into Port Isaac, with spectacular views of the harbour, via the old houses of Roscarrock Hill including Doc Martin's, one with roof timbers tied on by an anchor chain, and the Sunday School with a bell from a shipwreck.

  • 4.9 miles/7.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    The Strangles to Buckator

    The Strangles to Buckator

    4.9 miles/7.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the volcanic coastline north of Boscastle including Cornwall's highest cliff, North Cornwall's largest grey seal colony and The Strangles beach with its spectacular arch known as the Northern Door.

  • 5.8 miles/9.4 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Bossiney to Condolden

    Bossiney to Condolden

    5.8 miles/9.4 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Bossiney through broadleaf woodland to the spectacular waterfall at St Nectan's Glen, climbing up to the burial place of a Cornish King, overlooking Tintagel, then back across the downs with views over Trebarwith Valley.

  • 5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Trewarmett to Tregardock

    Trewarmett to Tregardock

    5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk to the remote sandy beach at Tregardock, returning along the coast path with panoramic views of Port Isaac Bay, through the wildflowers of Treligga Downs and via Backways Cove.

  • 7 miles/11.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Crackington Haven to Boscastle

    Crackington Haven to Boscastle

    7 miles/11.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A (bus-assisted) one-way walk along the Shipwreck Coast from Crackington Haven to Boscastle passing the largest seal colony in North Cornwall, the highest cliff in Cornwall and the long, sandy beach at The Strangles.

  • 9.4 miles/15.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Port Isaac to Polzeath

    Port Isaac to Polzeath

    9.4 miles/15.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A (bus-assisted) one-way walk from Port Isaac to Polzeath along the Rollercoaster Path to Port Quin, the golden beaches of Lundy Bay via the Iron Age hillfort on the twin headland of The Rumps.

  • 2.2 miles/3.5 km - Strenuous

    Trebarwith Strand to Backways Cove

    Trebarwith Strand to Backways Cove

    2.2 miles/3.5 km - Strenuous

    A short circular walk from the long, sandy beach of Trebarwith Strand to the rugged rocky cove at Backways in which sea foam tornadoes form in windy weather, and returning over the massive headland of Dennis Point with panoramic views of Port Isaac Bay.

  • 4 miles/6.4 km - Strenuous

    Tregardock to Dannonchapel

    Tregardock to Dannonchapel

    4 miles/6.4 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk from Tregardock, passing the long, remote sandy beach, to the ruins of the mediaeval manor of Dannonchapel, and includes one of the steepest and most spectacular sections of the North Cornish Coast path with vibrant wildflowers in spring and summer.

  • 4 miles/6.4 km - Strenuous

    Trewarmett to Backways Cove

    Trewarmett to Backways Cove

    4 miles/6.4 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk in Trebarwith Valley to beaches and the coastal slate quarries of Backways Cove and Trebarwith Strand, and Dennis Point, overlooking the bay and point opposite where the ships moored to be loaded with roofing slates which were also brought down the valley on a road covered with beach sand to stop the horses being flattened by runaway carts.

  • 4.3 miles/7.0 km - Strenuous

    St Gennys Church to Dizzard

    St Gennys Church to Dizzard

    4.3 miles/7.0 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk at St Gennys from the mediaeval church, via the smuggling routes though bluebell woods along the stream and an Iron Age clifftop fort crumbling into the sea, to some of North Cornwall's most remote coastline.

  • 5.4 miles/8.7 km - Strenuous

    Boscastle to Buckator

    Boscastle to Buckator

    5.4 miles/8.7 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk along the coastline from Boscastle via the Pentargon waterfall to the seal colony at Buckator, returning along the Valency valley.

  • 6 miles/9.7 km - Strenuous

    Port Gaverne to Barretts Zawn

    Port Gaverne to Barretts Zawn

    6 miles/9.7 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk from Port Gaverne around Port Isaac Bay to Barretts Zawn where a tunnel leads to the beach, through which donkeys used to haul slate.

  • 6.4 miles/10.3 km - Strenuous

    Crackington Haven to Widemouth

    Crackington Haven to Widemouth

    6.4 miles/10.3 km - Strenuous

    A (bus-assisted) one-way walk along the Shipwreck Coast from Crackington Haven to Widemouth Bay passing the bluebell woodland of ancient twisted oaks at The Dizzard, chevron folded rocks and honeycomb reefs of Millook Haven and fossil beds of Wanson Mouth.

  • 9.7 miles/15.6 km - Strenuous

    Port Isaac to Tintagel

    Port Isaac to Tintagel

    9.7 miles/15.6 km - Strenuous

    A one-way walk from Port Isaac to Tintagel along towering cliffs, past the long, sandy beaches of Tregardock and Trebarwith, the slate pinnacles of the coastal quarries and via the mediaeval cliff-top church to the castle of Arthurian legend.

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