Cubert Common walk

Walking trail

From early spring you'll find the large expanse of open grassland (an agricultural common and Site of Special Scientific Interest) peppered with flowers such as primrose, cowslips and squill, with other damper areas of marsh habitat full of yellow flag iris. Chattering skylarks can be heard overhead, whilst the roar of the Atlantic swell in the background reminds you how close you are to the ocean.

A view of sea, sand dunes and tufts of Marram Grass


Map route for Holywell and Crantock Cubert Common walk


Porth Joke car park, grid ref: SW776599


Exit the car park where you drove in and turn right up the path, passing an old quarry.

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Follow the path until you reach a crossroads junction and turn left. This should take you up over the gentle high point of this part of the common.

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At the other side, turn left and follow the track and stream back to the car park.

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Porth Joke car park, grid ref: SW776599

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Cubert Common walk


A gentle grassy walk, with sandy paths and tracks across open grassland.

Cubert Common walk

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Cubert Common walk

How to get here

Porth Joke car park, grid ref: SW776599
By train

Newquay, 5 miles (8km)

By road

From the Crantock side, at the sign for Treago Farm caravan park, folllow lane to the bottom. You'll need to open a gate to access the track across the edge of the common - follow this to the National Trust car park.

By bus

Route 585 or 587, Newquay to Crantock

Cubert Common walk

Facilities and access

  • Pubs in Crantock village, at Pentire Point and at Holywell
  • Cafés at Holywell
  • Toilets at Crantock beach car park, Crantock village and Holywell
  • Dogs welcome on both Crantock and Holywell beaches