Walk - Pentirely Superb
4.5 miles (7.3 km)
Polzeath - PL27 6SP Polzeath
Moderate - Good paths throughout with one slightly rocky section.
From Polzeath, at the head of a sandy bay at the outer reaches of the Camel Estuary, the walk follows a valley inland and then cuts across on lanes and good paths to the north-facing coast east of the estuary. It then follows the coast round the two magnificent headlands of the Rumps and Pentire Point to return to Polzeath. A brilliant walk for children, who will love the prehistoric promontory fort ramparts and the volcanic rocks. A good route in spring, when corn buntings take up residence in the hedgerows and kittiwakes and fulmars nest on the cliffs; and again in autumn, as these birds gather ready to fly south and west for the winter.