Park Head walk

Walking trail

An easy, level walk to the cliff tops at Park Head with views of the towering sea stacks and the picturesque Bedruthan Steps in the foreground. Whether the sea is calm or stormy, this is an iconic and unforgettable view of North Cornwall. In summer, the cliffs are covered in wild flowers.

View from Park Head towards Carnewas


Map route for Park Head walk


Park Head National Trust car park, grid ref: SW853707


From the car park go through adjacent kissing gate and follow the field edge path.

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At the second gate, turn left and follow the route out to the cliffs and the coast path.

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Turn right and follow the coast path to a stone hedge, where there's a seat to rest and take in the views.

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Return the same way you came.


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Park Head National Trust car park, grid ref: SW853707

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Park Head walk


Park Head is an easy, level walk through grassland and fields to the cliff tops with an occassional gate. It can get muddy in winter.

Park Head walk

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Park Head walk

How to get here

Park Head, near Porthcothan, Cornwall PL27 7UU
By train

Newquay Branchline Station, 8 miles (12.9km).

By road

National Trust car park signed Park Head from road between Mawgan Porth and Porthcothan.

By bus

Route 556, Newquay to Padstow. Request stop or alight Porthcothan.

Park Head walk

Facilities and access

  • National Trust car park
  • Nearest toilets at Porthcothan (seasonal) and Carnewas at Bedruthan