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Hawker's hut, Morwenstow, where Reverend Hawker would smoke opium and write poetry
Hawker's hut, Morwenstow, where Reverend Hawker would smoke opium and write poetry | © National Trust

Hawker's Hut walk

This gentle clifftop 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.

Total steps: 10

Total steps: 10

Start point

Rectory Farm tea-room, grid ref: SS205153

Step 1

Start in the National Trust car park next to the Rectory Farm tea-room (tenant-run).

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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

Step 8

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

Step 9

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'.

Step 10

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-room.

End point

Rectory Farm tea-room, grid ref: SS205153

Trail map

Map route for Bude to Morwenstow Hawker's Hut walk
Map route for Bude to Morwenstow Hawker's Hut walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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