FAQs / Friendly Notes

FAQs & Friendly Notes

St Nectan’s Glen and all our staff are very excited to welcome you!

To assist you the best we can, we have selected the most frequently asked questions to make your journey, arrival, visit and return an experience you will remember for all the right reasons – but we can’t organise the sunshine or light traffic!

St Nectan’s Glen is a place where peace, spirituality and tranquillity is sought after by all who visit it, so we would be thankful if everyone could respect the serene and calm environment and their fellow visitors. 


Do you have parking?

There is a pay and display car park (£3 for the day) with limited capacity. For your information, our peak times are between 12.00noon 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.


What does your admission fee cover?

The admission fee is to access our truly unique and mesmerising waterfalls. Our Nature Trail, Tree of Life Café, ice cream parlour, gift shop and woodland walk are all free of charge to access. See our Prices & Tickets page for more information on fees.


Can I buy admissions tickets online and do I need to book before travelling?

Admission tickets cannot be purchased online at this time but can be bought from our Café and Gift Shop, on site. You do not need to book prior to your visit. Please check our Opening Times for up to date information.


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.


Can I take a pushchair or scooter on the woodland walk / what if I have walking difficulties?

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


What footwear should I have on?

We advise appropriate footwear such as hiking or wellington boots/waterproofs, as the paths and trails are as nature intended: with lumps, bumps, holes, slopes, mud and steps.

It is best to wear waterproof shoes or boots as you must walk in the stream to see the waterfall and to complete the waterfall walk. You could also go as nature intended – take your shoes/socks off and feel the fresh clear water run between your toes.


Are children allowed to visit?

Children are of course more than welcome everywhere on site.

For the sake of tranquillity and peace, we kindly request that you refrain from screaming/shouting or loud play at the waterfalls. This should not, by any means lessen your excitement or enthusiasm, just how loudly you express it.

For children’s safety, please ensure that they are accompanied by an adult at all times.


Are dogs allowed?

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.

It is the responsibility of each owner to ensure their dog does not disturb the peace and calm surrounding the waterfalls. Please respect nature, visitors, staff, residents and our community.


Do you have toilet facilities?

Yes, we have unisex toilets outside our café. We also have a disabled toilet just inside our cafe which contains a baby changing unit.


Do you have a gift shop?

We have a great gift shop on site selling crystals, mystical creatures, incense and beautifully crafted jewellery. Please look at our Opening Times page for last entry and closing times. You can also buy online, by visiting our e-shop.


Is there somewhere to eat, have a drink or an ice cream?

We have our Tree of Life café serving truly delicious homemade food and cakes. Tea, coffee and a variety of other hot and colds drinks are also available. You can grab & go or sit comfortably at our tables inside or outdoors. In the summer months, we also have an Ice Cream Parlour serving the best Cornish ice creams and milkshakes! Please look at our Opening Times page for last orders and closing times. 

You’re also more than welcome to bring your own food and drink and enjoy those in our picnic area.


What do you do with admission fees and contributions?

We are working hard to protect and conserve the woodland and waterfall for the benefit of current and future generations. Your visit and contribution help to cover our costs and you can see our work on Our Conservation Work page for more information.