5 of the best circular walks in Tintagel
While you are on vacation in the midst of the lush green and blue surroundings that encompass the Camelot Castle Hotel, why not take advantage of some of the delightful walks that are on offer around the Cornwall hotels location? No need to trek too far, but far enough to really appreciate what makes Tintagels scenery some of the most memorable in the country. We have combined walks for all fitness levels to appreciate, from easy to moderate-strenuous.
Distance- 2.4 miles.
Our first walk begins at the Visitors centre in Tintagel.
The route will see you stroll past King Arthur's Great Halls as well as the Tintagel Old Post Office as the route leads you down to Barras Nose. Barras Nose is a point of interest for many in the walking community as it holds the title as the first coastal land that was ever purchased by the National Trust. As you continue, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Tintagel Castle in all its glory. On the return leg of this relaxing walk is St Materiana's church which is always worth investigating.
Trebarwith Strand to Tintagel
Distance- 5.4 miles.
The next easy graded walk on our list begins at Trebarwith Strand.
This particular walk will take you along an interesting donkey trodden route littered with slate from the local quarries as you reach Tintagel Haven. Tintagel Haven is an old ship loading point for slate miners as you pass on by the ancient St Materiana church and Tintagel Castle en route. This is where the walk takes you inland from Barras Nose, passing the famous medieval Old Post Office as well as King Arthur's Great Halls, all this before returning via Treknow. Treknow happens to be one of the oldest slate quarrying villages in North Cornwall, so its worth a glimpse.
Bossiney to Rocky Valley
Distance- 2.1 miles.
We have chosen the Bossiney to Rocky Valley due to its eloquent beauty long the way.
If you head out across fields you will arrive at the hamlet of Halgabron, continue on down the lane until you find yourself at Rocky Valley. This slightly more demanding route follows the Trevillett River as it winds through ancient woodland out into a canyon leading to the sea. Join up with the coast path, and you will find yourself climbing up onto the headland and behind Benoath Cove. The final stretch of this walk takes you to Bossiney Haven where the walk ends.
Boscastle to Tintagel
Distance- 5.5 miles.
Our second moderate graded walk.
You will need to first catch a regular bus that runs from Tintagel to the starting destination, Boscastle. Another fine example of scenic walks as the route follows the coast path from Boscastle Harbour over Forrabury Common and past the coastal slate quarries to Trevalga. Along the way you will pass several delightful offshore islets around Firebeacon Hill, as you pass these, the route then descends into Rocky Valley. Once you reach Rocky Valley, the walk it takes you past Benoath Cove and Bossiney Haven. From Bossiney Haven you then climb the headland of Willapark, before rounding Barras Nose to reach Tintagel Castle which is always worth a stop to enjoy a spot of lunch if you have prepared a packed lunch.
Port Isaac to Tintagel
Distance- 9.7 miles.
This route is for the more hard-core walkers amongst us.
Hop on a quick bus journey from Tintagel to Port Isaac. This route will allow you to follow the Cornish Coast Path all the way along the rugged coastline from Port Isaac back to Tintagel. The route passes the ancient settlement of Port Gaverne and follows the cliffs to Barretts Zawn. Barretts Zawn is a place where slate used to be carried by donkey who would travel through a tunnel from the cliff top. As you continue your walk you will arrive at an abandoned hamlet, Dannonchapel which was a farm in the Doomsday book in 1086. Once you have passed Dannonchpel you will get to the large sandy beaches of Tregardock and Trebarwith Strand. Weather permitting, this is a lovely spot to enjoy the view and the suroundings before heading on to Tintagel's ancient church and ending in Tintagel where, of course, you will need to stop for a refreshing tipple and maybe even a cream tea.