Best Waterfall Walks In Cornwall

Best Waterfall Walks In Cornwall

Whether you are cooling off after a heatwave, or looking for a rainy day autumn walk, waterfall walks are the perfect answer! In summer take a cooling dip in the crisp fresh water, in the autumn if it's soggy out you might as well just get soggier!

We've rounded up the best waterfall walks in Cornwall, for whatever the weather throws at you...

Pentargon Waterfall, Boscastle

We recommend saving this one for autumn or winter, after wet weather, to see it at it's best. Follow the coast path out from the right hand side of Boscastle and you'll soon come to this waterfall that flows off the cliff.

Golitha Falls, Bodmin

A lovely, gentle walk for when you aren't feeling like a big hike. The level path follows alongside the beautiful River Fowey through the cool and shady woods until you reach the waterfalls. Plenty of deep spots along the river for a paddle or a wallow in the summer.

Top tip: Visit after a period of heavy rain to see the water really thunder through the falls! And take wellies or walking boots as it can be very muddy.

St Nectan's Glen, Tintagel

Follow the path through the valley to the mysterious St Nectan's Glen. Up above you'll find a tea room and hermitage, then follow the path down the steps to probably one of the most incredible and unique waterfalls you'll ever see. Plunging down more than 60 feet, the water then pours through a natural hole in the rock before continuing it's path through the valley and down to the sea.

Rocky Valley, Tintagel

A path leads you down through a wooded valley, past ruined mill buildings and Bronze Age rock carvings before ending right on the coast where a waterfall plunges down twice before it meets the sea.

Get set for adventure with some walking boots and a backpack!