Circular walk through St Nectan's Glen and Rocky Valley to Bossiney Haven

Bossiney, St Nectan's Glen and Rocky Valley

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.

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The walk starts from Bossiney, heading out across fields to the hamlet of Halgabron then down into the woods of St Nectan's Glen. After circling the Glen the walk follows the lane to Rocky Valley and then follows the Trevillett river as it winds through ancient woodland out into a canyon leading to the sea. The route then joins the coast path, climbing up onto the headland and behind Benoath Cove and finally on to Bossiney Haven.

Highlights

  • Woodland walk through St Nectan's Glen
  • Pretty waterfall at St Nectan's Kieve
  • Labyrinthine stone carvings in the ancient woodland of Rocky Valley
  • Spectacular coastal views over Willapark headland and Darvis's Point
  • Secluded sandy beaches at Benoath Cove and Bossiney Haven

Considerations

  • Route includes paths close to unfenced cliff edges.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 111
  • Distance: 3.9 miles/6.2 km
  • Steepness grade: Moderate
  • Recommended footwear: walking boots
  • Café: ✓

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either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

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