Circular walks around St Nectans Glen

St Nectans Glen, Cornwall

Enjoy the walks by being guided by the app

Phone showing walk for purchase
Download the app and use it to explore the walks and to purchase a guided route.
Phone showing Google navigation to start of walk
The app will direct you via satnav the start of the walk.
Hand holding a phone showing the iWalk Cornwall app
The app guides you around the walk using GPS, removing any worries about getting lost.
Person looking a directions on phone
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.
Phone showing walk map page in the iWalk Cornwall app
A map shows the route, where you are and which way you are facing.
Phone showing walk directions page in the iWalk Cornwall app
Detailed, well-tested directions are also included which follow you as you walk.
Phone showing facts section in iWalk Cornwall app
Each walk includes lots of information about the history and nature along the route.
Person look at phone with cliff scenery in background
Once a walk is downloaded, the app doesn't need a phone or wifi signal during the walk.
Phone showing walk stats in the iWalk Cornwall app
The app counts down distance to the next direction and estimates time remaining based on your personal walking speed.
Person repairing footpath sign
We keep the directions continually updated for changes to the paths/landmarks - £1.99 for a walk includes ongoing free updates.

St Nectans Glen is in the valley of the Trevillet River and is most famous for the waterfall known as St Nectan's Kieve. A public footpath passes through the Glen and passes beside St Nectan's Hermitage from which there is access to the waterfall (there is an admission charge).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

We've created two circular walks which pass through St Nectan's Glen, both from the car park at Bossiney. The shorter walk also includes the sandy cove of Bossiney Haven and labyrinthine carvings in Rocky Valley. The longer walk follows the Trevillet River further up the valley from St Nectan's Glen and then crosses to Condolden Barrow where a Celtic king of Cornwall is thought to have been buried.