Walks around Tintagel

Tintagel, Cornwall

Enjoy the walks by being guided by the app

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Download the app and use it to explore the walks and to purchase a guided route.
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The app will direct you via satnav the start of the walk.
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The app guides you around the walk using GPS, removing any worries about getting lost.
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Each time there is a new direction to follow, the app will beep to remind you, and will warn you if you go off-route.
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A map shows the route, where you are and which way you are facing.
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Detailed, well-tested directions are also included which follow you as you walk.
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Each walk includes lots of information about the history and nature along the route.
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Once a walk is downloaded, the app doesn't need a phone or wifi signal during the walk.
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The app counts down distance to the next direction and estimates time remaining based on your personal walking speed.
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We keep the directions continually updated for changes to the paths/landmarks - £1.99 for a walk includes ongoing free updates.
  • 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.

  • 2.7 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2.2 miles/3.5 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Trebarwith Strand to Backways Cove

    Trebarwith Strand to Backways Cove

    2.2 miles/3.5 km - Moderate-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 - Moderate-strenuous

    Trewarmett to Backways Cove

    Trewarmett to Backways Cove

    4 miles/6.4 km - Moderate-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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Download the iWalk Cornwall app and use the QR scanner within the app to find out more about any of the walks above.

From the Tintagel Visitors' Centre, there are two circular walks: either the short circular walk which includes St Materiana Church and the Castle or the slightly longer circular walk which includes the more of the coastline, the sandy beach at Bossiney Haven and Rocky Valley. There is also one that starts from the car park at Bossiney, if you'd prefer a shorter walk to Bossiney Haven and Rocky Valley.

If you'd like a purely coastal walk, you can take the bus from Tintagel Visitor's centre to Boscastle and do the one-way walk along the coast path from Boscastle to Tintagel. You can also take the bus to Port Isaac and do the much more demanding one-way walk along the coast path from Port Isaac to Tintagel.

To visit Tintagel as part of a circular walk, the walk from Trebarwith Strand is particularly pretty.