Walker on Cornish coastal path near Tintagel

Walking and Rambling in Tintagel


Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore the beauty of this part of the country.  Whether it be walking routes or off the beaten track, you’re sure to enjoy wandering around and taking in the sights.

Head north along the coast path to reach Tintagel Castle, the ruin linked with Arthurian legend.  Carry on to Barras Nose, pass the Iron Age hillfort at Willapark and continue on to the sandy beach at Bossiney Haven.  Beyond Benoath Cove you’ll reach an inlet where river meets sea.  This is spectacular Rocky Valley.  Enjoy a magical walk by the river back to town.  Then it’s a mere ten minutes home.

Or walk to St Nectan’s Glen.  It’s a wonderful spot, soaked in mysticism.  Ancient woodland, ivy clad trees, rare plant specimens and a magnificent 60 foot waterfall will delight your inner sprite.

What makes it special

  • Fantastic views from the Cornish Coastal Path
  • Wander inland towards Bodmin Moor

Hostels nearby

Walking and Rambling in Tintagel

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Map references

OS Map: 190 & 200, and Explorer 106 & 111

OS Grid Ref: SX047881

Lat/Lng: 50.659911, -4.763674

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