Walk - Glebe Cliff, Tintagel

Walk information provided with help from Natural England. Map reproduced by permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of HMSO. © Crown copyright and database right 2019. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100022021.

Route Description

The small car park at the start of the walk is close to the medieval cliff top church of St. Materianas. Its ancient graveyard hedge, built in the "cursyway" style, is encrusted with beautiful lichens.

The path takes you through a mix of coastal scrub and grassland. Plants and shrubs include gorse, bell heather, sea pink, kidney vetch, foxglove, toadflax, spring squill and sea campion. Look out for resident stonechats, kestrels and rock pipits, and, in summer, visiting breeding whitethroats. The occasional peregrine falcon is sometimes seen as are migrating wheatear in the spring and autumn months.

This walk also affords cliff top views of the sea and of the island of Tintagel Castle (said to be linked to King Arthur).

Near the car park there is an interpretation board, with information on the historical remains of local slate quarries, and a picnic bench. Both are wheelchair friendly.

This walk can be accessed by tramper, wheelchairs and pushchairs. See the detailed description at phototrails.org.

Nearby refreshments


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