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A view of the beach to Warren Point and to Stowe Cliffs in the south at Duckpool, Cornwall
Views across the beach at Duckpool | © National Trust Images / Sue Brackenbury

Duckpool and steeples walk

This circular clifftop walk will take you from the car park at Duckpool to a section of the South West Coast path between Bude and Morwenstow. You'll encounter some steep slopes and some of the most breathtaking views of North Cornwall's coastline.

Experience one of Cornwall's wild and dramatic corners

You will find a great deal of interesting local wildlife on this walk. If you are afraid of heights, this is probably not the walk for you.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

Duckpool National Trust car park, grid ref: SS202117

Step 1

Start at Duckpool car park and head onto the road.

Step 2

Walk up the road, passing Duckpool Cottage on your right.

Step 3

Look out for a gate on the left which is signposted 'To the Coast Path'. Go through the gate and follow the track along the hedgerow.

Step 4

The track will take you up a gentle incline and round a series of bends.

Step 5

When you reach the top of the field, cross a stile and turn left onto the coast path.

Step 6

Follow the path along the cliff edge, which veers to the right before it begins to descend.

Step 7

Keep following the path round a sharp bend and down the descent until you get back to the car park.

End point

Duckpool National Trust car park, grid ref: SS202117

Trail map

Map route for Duckpool and steeples walk
Duckpool and steeples walk map | © Hand Made Maps Ltd

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