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Pentire headland walk


Enjoy a walk that takes in the spectacular Pentire Point and the Rumps. On a clear day, this section of the South West Coast Path offers breathtaking views of Stepper Point to the south with Doyden and Tintagel Castle to the north. Carpets of flowering spring flowers can be enjoyed. Keep your eyes peeled for grey seals and peregrine falcons often seen on this stretch of the North Cornwall coast.

Walkers at Pentire headland, near Polzeath
Walkers enjoying the Pentire headland trail National Trust / Lucy Parkins


Map route for Pentire headland walk
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Lead Mines car park, PL27 6QY, grid ref: SW942799


Leave the Lead Mines car park via the path to the right of the information board. You will cross a small field and pick up the coast path via a wooden gate.

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Turn left and follow the coast path for approx. 2 miles until you reach Pentireglaze Haven.

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As you reach Pentireglaze Haven, the coast path runs just above the beach. Continue to follow the path, then turn left and take the track and then bridleway that leads inland. You will pass through several gates and please be mindful to close them after you as cattle and sheep graze on the fields here. The path follows the edge of two farmed fields and then becomes a track between two hedgerows.

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After half a mile you will reach a farm road. Turn left and continue to walk until you reach a T junction. You will pass some farm buildings on your right.


At the T junction turn left and cross the cattle grid. After about 200 metres you will see the Lead Mines car park on your right.


Lead Mines car park, PL27 6QY, grid ref: SW942799

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Pentire headland walk


The route follows natural, grassy tracks and coastpaths which can be uneven in places. There are several sections that involve steps and the path can get muddy after heavy rain. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead as the walk passes through grazing areas for sheep and cattle. Be aware of cliff edges and keep children and dogs supervised.

Pentire headland walk

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Pentire headland walk

How to get here

Pentireglaze, New Polzeath, PL27 6QY
By road

From the B3314 (between Wadebridge and the Port Isaac turn), follow the sign posts in the direction of Polzeath and then New Polzeath. The nearest postcode is PL27 6QY.

By foot

The route starts just off the South West Coast Path between Polzeath and Port Quin.

By bus

The Western Greyhound 584/595 service passes through Polzeath and the walk can be accessed easily from the village by following the signs to the coast path

Pentire headland walk

Facilities and access

  • Cycle racks at car park