Walk - Cubert

Walk information provided with help from Natural England. Map reproduced by permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of HMSO. © Crown copyright and database right 2021. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100022021.

Route Description

  1. Start at the car park in West Pentire and walk north on a path towards the coast, with wildflower fields on your left in summer.
  2. Take the left at the junction of two paths, then the next right along the edge of a field. At the end of this field take the left-hand path, then the right one, so that you are exactly on the edge of the coast, following it around to the left, away from West Pentire.
  3. Look out for fulmar – birds that look superficially like gulls, but are in fact petrels. They nest around this area of the coast, laying a single white egg on bare rock or lined shallow depressions. Keep following the coastal path also looking out for buzzards inland. The shortcut back to the car park is a left-hand path at the point of Porth Joke (sands), which goes back across the fields.
  4. Have a look at the Iron Age fort on your right then continue following the coast, which loops around the sand dunes of HolywellBeach.
  5. The path then heads directly inland off the beach. Follow it straight across the junction, then downhill to another fourway junction, taking the left-hand path.
  6. Carry straight on turning left at the track, then further on keeping right past the disused quarry.
  7. Follow the fork forward then take the next small path on the left. Follow the track uphill past another disused  quarry on the right and along the fields back to the car park.

Nearby refreshments

Pub at West Pentire.
Near the middle of the walk in Holywell Bay the St Piran's Inn is recommended by users of www.doggiepubs.org.uk as serving good food and being dog-friendly.

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