Walk - Glebe Cliff, Tintagel

0.2 miles (0.4 km)

Glebe Cliff Car Park - PL34 0DW Glebe Cliff Car Park

Easy - A short and generally flat clifftop route suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs. There is a slight gradient climb on the return journey.

A very short and easy walk that gives the whole family the chance to enjoy the best of wild and romantic Cornwall. In autumn look out for the unusual cliff-nesting house martins gathering ready for their journey south, and maybe a merlin or a peregrine looking for prey among them.

To check that this walk is suitable for you click here where you can find additional mapping and photographs showing gradients, path surfaces, and other detailed information.

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Beaver Cottages

Self catering cottages close to Tintagel, within ¼ mile of SWCP. 3 bed (max 6) and 1 bed (max 4) with private gardens. Short breaks available low season and dogs welcome.

The Wellington Hotel, Boscastle

A 3 Star hotel by the sea in the beautiful village of Boscastle,the Wellington has an amazing location, superb food and a sense of history.

Lower Meadows House B&B

Lower Meadows House, a family run Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Boscastle. Within 5 minutes walk from the coast path.

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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.

Public transport

You can get a bus to Tintagel Village (just over 1/2 mile from the start of the walk) from Wadebridge, Boscastle, Truro and Bude. For timetable information, zoom in on the interactive map and click on the bus stops, visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.

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Glebe Cliff (Postcode for Sat Navs: PL34 0DW) and Tintagel Village (Postcode for Sat Navs: PL34 0AJ).

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