Glebe Cliff/Dunderhole Point Circular Walk
The Avalon is the perfect place to base yourself if you’d like to explore the South West Coast Path around Tintagel. The South West Coast Path website is a great source of inspiration when it comes to deciding where to explore and what trails to follow.
This circular walk is just under 3 miles and starts and finishes at The Avalon and is one of our favourites!
Glebe Cliff & Dunderhole Point
After your hearty breakfast, walk up the Hotel’s drive, turn left and walk along the main road to join the footpath by the Headland Camping and Caravan Park. The footpath leads down a track, across a field and through a gate to meet the coast path above Gullastem. Take the coast path out towards Barras Nose and follow the sign to Tintagel Castle.
Barras Nose was the first piece of coastline to be bought by the National Trust in 1897, offers fantastic views and is a good place to rest and picnic.
Cross the stream then follow the coast path sign to Glebe Cliff.
Glebe Cliff is thought to be the site of a royal cemetery.
Walk past the medieval church and head for the Youth Hostel. Just before the Hostel take the track to join the lane to Trevillick Farm.
If you are interested in history and architecture then it is worth visiting the medieval church of St. Materianas to see its Norman font and windows and the Roman milestone situated in the south transept.
Pick up the path across the fields and back into Tintagel village. Walk along Atlantic Road and back to The Avalon’s Castle View Café for lunch!