Rocky Valley walk

Walking trail

February 2021: Please note, while the Rocky Valley walk is available, there is currently no access to the adjacent Bossiney Haven due to a rock fall - the path to the cove is closed. The South West Coast Path (running east-west) remains open.

Take in majestic views of the bay near Bossiney

The stream starts life high up on Venn Down, 820ft (250m) above sea level. From there it meanders through fields before tumbling dramatically, first at the waterfalls at St Nectan’s Glen, then through rocky bluffs and deep clefts all the way to the open ocean in the bay near Bossiney. Grade of walk: Trainer (all rounder); type of walk: 'Waterside Walks', 'Hidden Places'.

A stream flowing through a narrow valley in autumn


Map route for Rocky Valley walk


Lay-by near the Rocky Valley, grid ref: SX073891


Cross the road and follow the path sign down the drive for Trevillet Mill.

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Cross the footbridge and enter the woodlands and walk until you reach the ruined mill buildings. On a rockface here you'll find the carvings of the maze patterns.

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Cross another footbridge and follow the streamside path down to the cliff top. Return the same way you came.

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Lay-by near the Rocky Valley, grid ref: SX073891

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Rocky Valley walk


Rocky Valley is a mix of rough paths through woods and along cliffs.

Rocky Valley walk

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Rocky Valley walk

How to get here

Rocky Valley, Bossiney, near Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0BB
By road

Parking in roadside lay-by available.

By bus

Route 594, Camelford to Boscastle.

Rocky Valley walk

Facilities and access

  • A mix of rough paths through woods and along cliffs - take care on cliff edges