Opening Times, Parking and Directions



Below is a table showing the up to date opening hours of our beautiful site, its café, ice cream parlour and gift shop (please also check our Covid-19 page for more information)

Winter opening times

1st November to 28th March

10.00am to 4.00pm – Last orders and admissions at 3.30pm

Summer opening times

29th March to 31st October

9.00am to 5.00pm – Last orders and admissions at 4.30pm



Our allocated car park has limited capacity. Our peak times are between 12.00 noon to 3.00pm, so you may struggle to find a parking space during those times.

In the summer months, if you arrive and our car park is full, please use the alternative temporary car park, which is located at PL34 0BD and has lots of spaces available.

This is being run by a local farmer and has a £3 charge per day should you wish to use it. There is then just a short walk from the car park connected to the existing woodland walk leading to St Nectans Glen.


Please check our Covid-19 update page for the latest information, opening days & times, last entry & admissions before you travel.


By Road

From Tintagel to Boscastle (and vice versa), take the coast road, B3263. Our free car park is situated just of the road in Trethevy.

For Sat Nav, please enter the post code PL34 0BE

By Bus

Take the coastal bus service 594 from Tintagel to Boscastle (and vice versa). Stop off at Trethevy; the trail starts opposite the bus stop. 

From the car park / bus stop to the waterfall

Crossing the main road from the car park in Trethevy, and following it up to the right, you will pass the inscribed Roman pillar on the roadside by St Piran’s (a former Monastery). Walk a little further, past a few private residences on a private tarmacked road, and as you reach the edge of the woodland, here starts the magical journey to a world of tranquillity and abundance. 

As you make your way along the edge of the river, follow the path – without forgetting to pause a while, here and there, and take all the natural beauty deep within your soul and your lungs! – until your reach our gate at the top of the walk; but make sure you have appropriate walking and waterproof footwear.