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Stony woodland path running through steep-sided valley beside rushing river
The path through Rocky Valley, Cornwall | © National Trust/ Rhodri Davies

Rocky Valley walk

This gentle valley walk follows a stream which starts life high up on Venn Down, 820ft (250m) above sea level. From there it meanders through fields before tumbling dramatically through rocky bluffs and deep clefts all the way to the open ocean in the bay near Bossiney.

Total steps: 3

Total steps: 3

Start point

Lay-by near Rocky Valley, grid ref: SX073891

Step 1

Cross the road and follow the path sign down the drive for Trevillet Mill.

Step 2

Cross the footbridge and enter the woodlands and walk until you reach the ruined mill buildings. Keep a lookout for the Bronze Age carvings of maze patterns on the rockface here.

Step 3

Cross another footbridge and follow the streamside path down to the cliff top. Return the same way you came.

End point

Lay-by near Rocky Valley, grid ref: SX073891

Trail map

Rocky Valley trail map, Cornwall
Rocky Valley walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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