Pentire headland

Purple foxglove growing along the coastal path on the Rumps at Pentire, Cornwall Purple foxglove growing along the coastal path on the Rumps at Pentire, Cornwall

The National Trust’s ambition at Pentire is to manage the land for the benefit of nature and offer an exceptional experience for visitors. The headland is farmed with a focus on creating wildlife friendly habitats, encouraging nature to thrive. The Trust also wishes to encourage visitors to experience this amazing coastal landscape and discover how man has used its assets since the iron age.

What will a visit in the future look like?

There is already some wonderful wildlife to spot but we hope to nurture more species and give visitors opportunity to immerse themselves in a place rich in bird, insect and plant life.

You can read more about how we have already made changes to how Pentire is farmed to benefit wildlife here.

Key to our vision is providing as much access as possible. New and improved footpaths and tramper routes will give many more the opportunity to enjoy the amazing coastline and views from it.

Providing visitors with improved parking, new toilet facilities (including a Changing Place), a café and inside space to relax and learn more about what the Trust is doing is all part of the project.

Spring 2021
We look forward to welcoming you to our brand new visitor faciltiies very soon. A small group of redundant traditional farm buildings at Pentireglaze incorporate improved visitor facilities within. Some of the buildings at nearby Pentire Farm serve the on-going farming requirements.

The new facilities include:
• Parking
• A café serving seasonal refreshments
• Sheltered indoor seating
• Toilets including a Changing Place facility for visitors with limited mobility
• Information
The facilities are expected to open in April 2021.

The existing farmhouse at Pentire Farm is not needed by the current farmer and so is now used as holiday accommodation. This gives visitors the opportunity to experience staying in the heart of a rare example of an ancient farmstead. It also generates valuable income that will directly help fund the conservation work at Pentire.

The farmhouse has been stripped back to its original room layout and in doing so has revealed a selection of impressive fireplaces and ovens. These will be kept adding lots of additional character to the house. The house is now two new holiday units, sleeping four and eight; also available to rent as one large twelve sleeper.

This project is part funded by the European Argicultural Fund for Rural Development.