Walking trail

Hawker's Hut walk

Walking trail

This gentle cliff top walk encompasses breath-taking views of North Cornwall's coast. You'll come across a beautiful church, believed to date back to Saxon times, and of course, Hawker's Hut, the refuge of poet Reverend Robert Hawker. On a clear day, Lundy Island can be seen, and there's also a great deal of interesting local wildlife.

Hawker's Hut, Morwenstow


Map route for Bude to Morwenstow Hawkers hut walk


Rectory tea-room, grid ref: SS205153


Start in the car park of the Rectory Farm tea-rooms.


Follow a track at the far end of the car park, past the church to a gate, following signs for the coast path.


Go through the gate into a field and keep following the path along the top of the field.


You should pass through two gateways until you reach a third gate at the cliff edge.


Turn left through the gate and follow the coast path signs to Stanbury.


Follow the path along the cliff edge; you'll see signs for Hawker's Hut. Go and have a look if you like, it's only a short detour from the route.

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Go through the kissing gate at the end of the field and take a sharp left.


Follow the path along the hedgerow and through another kissing gate until your reach another gate at the end of the field.


Go through the gate onto a wide track and follow the track. Before you reach the barn, you'll see a stile on your left signed 'Rectory Farm tea-rooms'.

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Cross the stile and walk across a field until you reach another stile. Cross this and keep going down the track until you reach Rectory Farm tea-rooms.

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We hope that you really enjoyed this one-mile walk. The National Trust looks after some of the most spectacular areas of countryside for the enjoyment of all. We need your support to help us continue our work to cherish the countryside and provide access to our beautiful and refreshing landscapes. To find out more about how you too can help our work as a volunteer, member or donor please go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk.


Rectory tea-room, grid ref: SS205153

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Hawker's Hut walk


A well signed and reasonably flat, circular walk. The ground can get muddy, expecially after rain. Wear some good footwear. Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on short leads near livestock.

Hawker's Hut walk

Contact us

Telephone: 01208 863046
Email: northcornwall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Hawker's Hut walk

How to get here

Morwenstow, Cornwall EX23 9SR
By road

At Stratton (Bude) on A39, turn off left heading 2.5 miles (4km) north to Stibb. Pass Stowe Barton on right and drive downhill through woodland. Continue past GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) until you reach a junction. Turn left and continue following signs for Rectory Farm tea-rooms.

By bus

Western Greyhound 530 from Bude. Contact 01637 871871 for details.

By bicycle

Cornwall Cycle Route, 23 miles (37km), passes through Morwenstow. See Sustrans' website for more.

Hawker's Hut walk

Facilities and access

  • Car park
  • Rectory Farm tearoom at Morwenstow