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Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk is an easy (under an hour) walk that offers spectacular views as you follow a stream through a rocky gorge-like valley to the sea.

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

The Rocky Valley Trail 


1. The trail starts near the entrance to Trevillett Mill Holiday Cottages. Parking is available in a roadside lay-by (4-5 cars). After parking, cross the road and follow the path towards Trevillet Mill. You will come across a footbridge crossing which you will enter the woodlands.

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

2. Continue walking on the path until you reach the ruins of Trevillett Mill. Here on a rockface, you'll find the carvings of the maze patterns which are said to date back to the early Bronze Age (1800-1400 BC).

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

3. There is another footbridge to cross now. As you follow the streamside path, you reach the cliff top with some of the most spectacular views on the way. The rugged, gorge-like valley is truly stunning.

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

4. Explore at your own pace and return the same way as you came or continue along the South West Coast Path.

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

According to National Trust 

Rocky Valley was formed by running water along a fault line which is the reason for its steep-sided appearance. The valley has cauldrons, waterfalls, and gorges and is recognised for its special features in a number of ways. Rocky Valley is a part of the Tintagel-Marsland-Clovelly Coast SAC (Special Area of Conservation), Cornwall AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Heritage Coast and a RIGS (Regionally Important Geological/Geomorphological Site). 

The valley is also biologically important because it has around 161 different species of mosses growing there, some of which are very rare and scarce species.

We loved Rocky Valley. It is just so beautiful and stunning. With a good pair of boots, you can navigate the trail easily. There are some slippery sections and a few steep areas but nothing too tricky. Rocky Valley is rugged, beautiful and totally worth the visit.

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley Walk in Cornwall

Rocky Valley | Bossiney, near Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0BB

Other places to visit near Rocky Valley 

If you plan to spend the whole day out, there are a few other interesting places nearby to visit.

Tintagel Castle 

Set high on the rugged coast are the ruins of Tintagel Castle. Shrouded in myths and mystery, a visit to Tintagel Castle (an English Heritage Site) is highly recommended. The castle lends itself to the legend of King Arthur and many tourists visit the castle to explore the King Arthur connection while many come to simply enjoy the stunning coastal scenery. You can easily spend a greater part of the day here.

Tintagel Castle

St Nectan's Glen 

A very beautiful place. There is a lovely walk through the woods following a stream and then a little uphill walk to a wonderful waterfall.

Where to stay 

For those planning to explore the rugged North Cornwall coast around Tintagel, there is plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation options. One place we would recommend is Wigwam® Holidays Great Tregath which is set in a beautiful farmland in close to the coast. There are six Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabins on the site and each comes with its own car parking space. We had a wonderful few days of stay at this site and it was the perfect base for exploring the North Cornwall coast.

And while you are here, you might also be interested in reading about other fun things to do in Cornwall.

Wigwam® Holidays Great Tregath

2 comments:

  1. That jagged valley is stunning. In my younger days I used to hike a lot. Now with age catching up and a few injuries, I am not very mobile. My partner would enjoy hiking this even now.

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    1. The path can be steep and slippery at some places (especially when it rains). So if you do go, please be careful.

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