Walk - Crackington Haven to Tintagel
11.1 miles (17.9 km)
Crackington Haven Tintagel
Challenging - Strenuous to moderate
It is important to keep to the Coast Path in this section, even though you may be tempted to seek better views of the impressive cliffs and extraordinary rock formations, as you will be climbing through valleys and across cliffs with spectacularly sheer drops to the Atlantic below. This section of Coast Path is very rewarding if you enjoy bird watching and you may also spot the herds of Soay sheep and goats whose grazing helps to encourage the growth of spectacular wildflowers. There has reputedly been more imported post Roman pottery excavated from the headland of Tintagel than in the rest of Britain put together and this fact, along with the heroic and mysterious literary legends of King Arthur which surround the area, should highlight how historically significant this stretch of Cornish coastland really is.