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.

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.

Bosayne Guest House

Bosayne B&B in legendary Tintagel, offers 8-guest bedrooms, a self-catering cottage and is only 300 metres from the sea. A warm welcome awaits guests in our comfortable home.

Pendrin Guest House

A stone's throw from the Path & just 10 mins from Tintagel Castle. A warm welcome from Marcus & Andra at this friendly B & B.

Cabin Beaver

A beautiful sheperd's hut located 2 fields from the SWCP. Containing a double bed, kitchenette, patio & a separate bathroom/utility/laundry.

Beaver Cottages

2 dog friendly self catering cottages (sleeping up to 4 and 6) with enclosed gardens, close to SWCP, Tintagel and Trebarwith Strand beach. 0.25 miles from Coast Path. WiFi and car parking available. Also offering one night stays for walkers.

Big Dunk's Sea View Campsite

Basic site with great views, 1 mile from beach and pub at Trebarwith Strand

Little Clifden Campsite

Basic facilities with amazing views on Cornish Dairy Farm.

The Wellington Hotel

Pub & 4 star inn by harbour in beautiful Boscastle. Superb food and drink only 200 yds from the coast path. Dogs and muddy boots welcome.

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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.


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


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