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Welcome to the Enchanting World
of St Nectan’s Glen

We are thrilled to welcome you to one of nature’s most stunning and awe-inspiring creations. A world filled with the elixir that nature has shaped into one of Cornwall’s most unspoilt hidden corners. Voted an area of outstanding natural beauty, appointed a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its rare specimens of plants, and considered to be one of the UK’s most spiritual sites: St Nectan’s Glen.

Walking to the waterfall through a temperate Atlantic rainforest with ivy clad trees and ferns along the banks of the river Trevillet on its journey to the sea at Rocky Valley inspires the mind and stirs the soul.

St Nectan’s Glen is a place where fauna take refuge amid tales of fairies, piskies and spirits, serenaded by the wonderful sound of bird song. Once you have reached the top of the woodland walk your journey continues through legend and discovery, so allow yourself to explore the lushness of this site and the natural pleasures your soul has been craving. Love Nature, Love St Nectan’s Glen. 

What to do on your visit

Waterfalls

At this sacred site of Saint Nectan’s Glen, the river Trevillet has carved its way through Late Devonian slate, created a magnificent 60 foot waterfall and punched a hole through the original kieve (basin). The water now cascades through the beautiful valley.

Tree of Life Cafe

We have a wonderful café to relax in before or after your visit to the waterfalls. Sit and enjoy a variety of treats such as Cornish cream teas, freshly ground coffee and home-made cakes. We also have our ice cream parlour with milkshakes too – not to be missed!

Woodland Walk

St Nectan’s Glen’s woodland walk to the waterfalls sits amongst ancient ivy clad trees and ferns along the banks of the River Trevillet on it’s journey to the sea at Rocky Valley. A place where fauna take refuge amid tales of fairies, piskies and spirits, serenaded by the wonderful sound of bird song.

Visitor Information

Admission Prices

Adult£9.00
Child (5-15)£5.00
  
  
  
  

Opening Times

We are open 7 days a week
Summer Opening Hours
1st July – 8th September
9:00am to 6:30pm
LAST ADMISSIONS TO THE WATERFALL IS 6:00PM 
Winter Opening Hours
9th September – 28 February
9.00am to 5.00pm
LAST ADMISSIONS TO THE WATERFALL IS 4.30PM

PLEASE NOTE : We are closed on Christmas Day

FAQ’s

Do you have parking?

There is a pay and display car park (£3 for the day, coins only) with limited capacity. For your information, our peak times are between 12.00 noon to 3.00pm. The alternative field car park situated at PL34 0BD, ran by the local farmer and charged at £3 per day, is also open during the summer months and offers a lot more parking availability.

 

How far is the waterfall from your car park?

The waterfall is accessible via the woodland walk which is approximately 1 mile long. Please ensure you keep the track clear of waste and dog-poo and keep dogs on leads.

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