Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

The small car park at the start of the walk is close to the medieval cliff top church of St. Materianas. Its ancient graveyard hedge, built in the "cursyway" style, is encrusted with beautiful lichens. The path takes you through a mix of coastal scrub and grassland. Plants and shrubs include gorse, bell heather, sea pink, kidney vetch, foxglove, toadflax, spring squill and sea campion. Look out for resident stonechats, kestrels and rock pipits, and, in summer, visiting breeding whitethroats. The occasional peregrine falcon is sometimes seen as are migrating wheatear in the spring and autumn months. This walk also affords cliff top views of the sea and of the island of Tintagel Castle (said to be linked to King Arthur). Near the car park there is an interpretation board, with information on the historical remains of local slate quarries, and a picnic bench. Both are wheelchair friendly. for more information see- http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/walksdb/42/ and http://www.cornwallrr.org.uk/

Surveyed by: Steve CRR, September 2012 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 1More Information
Distance: 0.4 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: Car park has an uneven surface
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: Yes

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St. Materiana Church

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entrance to Church yard

Path entrance to Church yard

road leading to shoot

Path road leading to shoot

car park

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an uneven surface on car park

Surface an uneven surface on car park

start of path

Start start of path

 

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slight lip at Port of path

Path slight lip at Port of path

 

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Seat seat

 

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end of accessible routes

End end of accessible routes

Cliff view

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Grebe Cliff Phototrail

 

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