Tintagel walk

Walking trail

Barras Nose is a headland at Tintagel, in the lee of the towering Tintagel Island and Castle ruins linked to the legends of King Arthur.

Tintagel was the first English coastal acquisition by us in 1897. There are great views of the Castle, beach and surrounding coastline from the headland. Grade of walk: Trainer (all rounder); type of walk: 'Waterside Walks'. 'Beautiful Views'.

Barras Nose headland, Tintagel, North Cornwall


Map route for Tintagel walk


Tintagel Forestreet, grid ref: SX054886


At the end of Fore Street take the private road signed to Tintagel Castle.

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Turn right at the coast, cross the stream and follow the coast path going past the café building.

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Continue on to Barras Nose headland.

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The back garden of Tintagel Old Post Office, Cornwall


After enjoying the views, head inland by taking the path bearing right up the hill. This is the path which takes you closest to the Camelot Hotel mentioned above.


At the hotel, exit the car park and follow the road back around to the start. You can call in to the hotel for refreshments and also to see the stunning and unusual interior décor and artwork.

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Tintagel Forestreet, grid ref: SX054886

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Tintagel walk


This walk is a pleasant mix of road walking and uneven cliff paths.

Tintagel walk

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Tintagel walk

How to get here

Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0DD
By road

Car parks in centre of Tintagel (pay & display, not National Trust)

By bus

Service 594, Wadebridge to Boscastle.

Tintagel walk

Facilities and access

  • Numerous pay and display car parks in Tintagel village (not National Trust)
  • Toilets in Trevena square (not National Trust)
  • Small shop at Tintagel Old Post Office