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View over Cubert Common with the sea in the distance on a sunny day in Holywell, Cornwall.
View over Cubert Common, Cornwall | © National Trust/Rowen Mackenzie

Cubert Common walk

Explore an easy 1-mile trail at Cubert Common and discover a wealth of nature and wildlife across open grassland. From early spring you'll find the large expanse of open grassland (an agricultural common and Site of Special Scientific Interest) peppered with flowers. Varieties include 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.

Total steps: 3

Total steps: 3

Start point

Porth Joke car park, grid ref: SW776599

Step 1

Exit the car park and turn right up the path, passing an old quarry.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Close-up of the bright yellow flowers of a cowslip plant, taken at Rievaulx Terrace, North Yorkshire
Cowslips in bloom at Cubert Common | © National Trust Images / Andrew Butler

End point

Porth Joke car park, grid ref: SW776599

Trail map

Trail map route for Holywell and Crantock Cubert Common walk, Cornwall
Trail map route for Holywell and Crantock Cubert Common walk, Cornwall | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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