Cambeak from Crackington Haven
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Walk Route Description
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The Cornish village of Crackington Haven nestles in a dramatic section of coast with high cliffs. This energetic walk heads south from the village exploring the coast and the headland of Cambeak before returning to the start by following inland paths through a wooded valley. Crackington Haven has a pay and display car park (grid ref. SX143968), which can be busy in high season.
After parking walk towards the sea and turn left onto the signed South West Coast Path. This path climbs steeply with your effort soon rewarded by some good views along the coast in either direction. Like most sections of coastal path, the way ahead is undulating with regular descents and ascents. However, you soon reach the headland of Cambeak where the views extend in both directions along this rugged coast with its contorted rock strata.
Continue south along the coast path. You will soon reach a sign post to Trevigue 200m. From here continue along the coast path for another 300 metres to take the next footpath on the left (grid ref SX132949). This leads half left up a field to reach a lane. Cross the road to a stile and followed the waymarked path across a field to a gap in the trees. Cross the footbridge and continue uphill to Pengold. The path around the farm is indicated yellow arrows around the buildings.
Go through the gate and keep a hedge to your right. Go over the stile and continue down through trees to a stream. Go over the stile to reach a path junction where you head left signed to 'Haven'. The path parallels the stream and crosses it on a footbridge. Follow the signs and then go left to parallel the stream which is now on your left. Continue to reach a lane. Turn left along the lane to return to the start.
If you have the time and energy, you can continue to Walk 2730 and explore the coastal scenery to the north of Crackington Haven.
Other walks nearby
|Walk 2730||St Gennys & Castle Point from Crackington Haven||easy/mod||3.0 miles|
|Walk 1076||Dizzard Point & Crackington Haven||moderate||8.0 miles|
|Walk 3755||Dizzard Point, Millook from Penhalt Cliff||moderate||6.0 miles|
|Walk 1029||Tintagel to Boscastle||moderate||9.0 miles|
|Walk 1808||Brown Willy, exploring Cornwall's highest Tors||easy/mod||4.0 miles|
Recommended Books & eBooks
South West Coast Path Map Booklet - Plymouth to Poole
Map of part of the southern section of the 630 mile (1014km) South West Coast Path National Trail. Covers the trail from Plymouth to Poole along the coastline of Devon and Dorset. This convenient and compact booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps shows the route, providing all of the mapping you need to walk the trail in either direction.
South West Coast Path Map Booklet - St Ives to Plymouth
Map of part of the southern section of the 630 mile (1014km) South West Coast Path National Trail. Covers the trail from St Ives to Plymouth along the west Cornwall and Devon coastline. This convenient and compact booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps shows the route, providing all of the mapping you need to walk the trail in either direction.
The National Trails
This inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails, with information that allows ease of comparison and contrast, inspiring you to find out more and to take up a long-distance challenge. Some Trails are short and easy, others much longer, many have strong themes - they may follow a coastline, or traverse ranges of hills.
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Walking in Cornwall
With a long and varied coastline Cornwall offers walkers many wonderful walks using sections of the South West Coast Path National Trail. In places the coastal scenery is very rugged and the walking often quite strenuous. Inland the moors of West Penwith and Bodmin offer a dramatic change of scenery to that encountered on the coast. Further interest is added by pretty villages and harbours, industrial archaeology, mostly focused on the former tin mines, and some outstanding archaeology sites especially in the moorland areas.
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