Walk - Tintagel King Arthur Walk
3.4 miles (5.4 km)
Tintagel, Visitor Centre - PL34 0AJ Tintagel Visitor Centre
Moderate - Mostly good paths, tracks, lanes and pavements, with some short stretches of rocky surfaces and steep gradients.
A walk around Tintagel, made a romantic destination for Victorian tourists by poets such as Tennyson, whose 'Idyll of the Kings' set the tale of King Arthur in what is still one of Britain's most visited resorts. A brilliant walk for children, who will love the atmospheric ruins of 'King Arthur's castle' on Tintagel Island. A great walk in springtime, when the sea is blue in the bright sunshine and there are primroses and new scrolls of bracken under the gorse and the blossoming thorn bushes. In autumn it's at its best on a windy day, when flocks of fulmars and kittiwakes stream by on their way south, and gannets can be seen offshore.