Pentire Point & The Rumps is August walk of the month

This moderate walk has spectacular views out over Padstow Bay and beyond. Visit an Iron Age fort, Bronze Age burial mounds and a breathtaking sandy cove surrounded by gorse and woodland. The Pentire Point and Rumps walk on the South West Coast Path is the walk of the month for August as featured in our calendar.

Choose between a short walk from the Pentire Farm car park, a longer walk from Polzeath, catching the bus back, or make an even longer walk by continuing along the Coast Path to Port Isaac (see Port Isaac to Porteath walk). This walk follows a path that is narrow and stony in places, and the weather can be a bit rough around the exposed headland. 

As part of the longer walk you will pass the top of Lundy Hole. Here the roof of a seacave has collapsed, leaving an impressive crater. The secluded beach there is one of Cornwall's gems, with rocks, sand, surf, cliffs and a little tumbling waterfall. If the weather is fine it is the perfect spot for a picnic.

Start the walk at Polzeath or at Pentire Farm.

If you enjoyed this walk and love the Path, why not become a member of the South West Coast Path Association and help to protect it for future generations?

For just £20, you’ll receive the ‘Complete Guide’ to walking it and a year’s worth of news, reviews and discounts from selected partners that support the Association’s work including a 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor.

Picture caption: Situated at the tip of Pentire Point, near Polzeath, on the scenic north coast of Cornwall, The Rumps is comprised of a double headland. Photographer: Peter Edwards.

Published on: Aug. 1, 2016