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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


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.

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.

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!

Visitor Information

Admission Prices

Adult £7.45
Child (5-15) £4.95
Student £5.95
Concession (65+) £5.95
Family (1 A+ 2 C) £13.95
Family (2 A+ 2 C) £19.45

Opening Times

We are open 7 days a week

Summer Opening Hours
Throughout August

Monday – Thursday
9.00am to 6.00pm 

Friday – Sunday
9:00am to 5:00pm

Winter Opening Hours
01 November – 31 March

10.00am to 4.00pm

What to see and do

Get back to nature and visit the breathtaking waterfalls and woodland in the north of Cornwall, near Tintagel

Our allocated car park has limited capacity especially at peak times (12-3pm). You are welcome to use the additional alternative farmer’s car park at PL34 0BD charged at £3 per day.

The waterfall is accessible via the woodland walk and is approximately 1 mile long / 30-minute walk.

Please ensure you keep the track clear, waste and dog-poo free and keep dog on leads.

Check the website for details depending on the season but it is usually 30 minutes before closing.

We advise appropriate footwear, including wellies/waterproofs, as the paths and trails are as nature intended: with lumps, bumps, holes, slopes, mud and steps!

We no longer supply wellington boots.

Yes, our cafe caters for vegetarians and vegans.

The path for the woodland walk is not suitable for pushchairs or scooters or people with walking difficulties.

We love animals so well behaved dogs are very welcome in the woodland and main waterfall area. Please keep them on leads at the waterfall and ensure you poo-pick after your dog. This is for the sake of all folk…

It is the responsibility of each dog owner to ensure their animal does not disturb the peace and calm surrounding the waterfalls and fellow visitors, with either constant barking or bad behaviour. Please respect nature, visitors, staff, residents and our community.