Walk - Treligga & Trecarne
4.4 miles (7.1 km)
Trebarwith Strand main car park - PL34 0HB Trebarwith Strand main car park
Moderate - Coastal paths, tracks, lanes and quiet roads, inland footpaths through fields that may be muddy, with several stretches of steep ascent and descent.
A high cliff walk above a rocky coastline carved by the sea into dramatic forms and then scuplted further by the mines and quarries that have been worked along here for several hundred years. In the Second World War this area of remote farmland was used for an aerial bombing and gunnery range, staffed entirely by women, and the control tower and other buildings still stand on the clifftops. The exposed conditions and the salty winds have led to a profusion of unusual wild herbs and other flowers in the maritime grasslands. Listen out for the ghosts of shipwrecked sailors in Backways Cove!