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St Nectan’s Glen

St Nectan's Glen

St Nectan’s Glen stream

St Nectans Glen

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St Nectan's Glen Waterfall

Small waterfall in St Nectan’s Glen

Inspires the mind and stir the soul

St Nectan’s Kieve has been carved by the River Trevillet weaving through the valley, creating a spectacular sixty foot waterfall splashing through a hole in the rocks, one of the most beautiful waterfalls of its kind.

Its spectacular outlet spills water into a crystal clear shallow pool of water, it then makes its way to the glen below. It is truly mesmerising.

There are also two additional waterfalls and a beautiful walk to explore, leading through ancient woodland full of ivy clad trees along the banks of the River Trevillet as it sparkles on its journey to the sea.

It has been voted an area of outstanding natural beauty, appointed an SSSI – Site of Special Scientific Interest – due to its rare specimens of plants, and it is considered to be one of the UK’s most spiritual sites. A place of spiritual pilgrimage, and handfasting, since the 5th Century.

St Nectan’s Glen & Waterfall
We invite you to visit the enchanting world of St Nectan’s Glen and these mesmerising waterfalls. You’ll find it in a hidden, totally unspoilt corner of Cornwall, just two miles from Tintagel. The waterfall is accessible via a woodland walk and there are some steep sections. Admission fees only apply if visiting the waterfall (highly recommended), and there is no charge for the woodland walk or if visiting the café and gift shop.

The local farmers field pay and display car park (£3.00 all day, cash only) is on the main road in Trethevy. Be aware that it has limited capacity. Peak times are between 12:00pm and 3:00pm, so you may struggle to find a parking space around and between those times.

The Tree of Life Café is the ideal place where the whole family can enjoy a delicious drink, snack, or lunch. The menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

Please bear in mind that this is primarily a nature track, so it is an uneven path. It’s approximately one mile long and unfortunately not suitable for pushchairs, buggies, wheelchairs or anyone with walking difficulties.

Well behaved dogs are very welcome in the woodland and main waterfall area. They must be kept on their leads at all times.

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