Duckpool and steeples walk

Walking trail

This challenging cliff-top walk encompasses some of the most breathtaking views of North Cornwall's coastline.

Experience one of Cornwall's wild and dramatic corners

You will find a great deal of interesting local wildlife. If you are afraid of heights, this is probably not the walk for you. Grade of walk: Walking Boot (steep and rocky); Type of walk: 'Hidden Places', Beautiful Views'.

View south from cliffs at Duckpool


Map route for Duckpool and steeples walk


Duckpool car park, grid ref: SS202117


Start at Duckpool car park.


Walk back up the road, passing Duckpool Cottage on your right.


Shortly after this, you'll see a gate on your left signposted 'To the Coast Path'.


Go through the gate and follow the track along the hedgerow, which goes up a gentle incline and round a series of bends.

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When you reach the top of the field, cross a stile and turn left onto the coast path.


Follow the path along the cliff edge, which should veer to the right before it begins to descend.

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Keep following the path round a sharp bend and down the descent until you get back to the car park.

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Duckpool car park, grid ref: SS202117

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Duckpool and steeples walk


A circular walk along Duckpool's coast path. Some sections of the walk are quite steep and the ground can be muddy, especially after wet weather. Decent walking boots are a good idea.

Dogs are welcome under close control, but please keep them on leads near livestock.

Duckpool and steeples walk

Contact us

Duckpool and steeples walk

How to get here

Duckpool, Cornwall, EX23 9JN
By road

At Stratton (Bude) on A39, turn left heading 2.5 miles (4km) north to Stibb. Pass Stowe Barton farm on right, and drive downhill through some woodland. Turn left, following signs for Duckpool.

By bus

Western Greyhound 530 from Bude, call 01637 871871 for details.

Duckpool and steeples walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs are welcome under close control, please keep them on leads near livestock