The campsite at Trewethett farm Cornwall provides lovely walks from the site to Both Tintagel, and Boscastle along the coast path. If you decide to take the route towards Tintagel down into Rocky Valley you have the option of a riverside walk from the mouth of the Treveitt River as it enters Bossiney Bay back up the steeply wooded valley to Trewetthet Mill.
After reaching the bottom of the Valley, cross over the wooden bridge and bear left uphill to reach a promontory of rocks where you can sit and take in the crystal clear waters, rocky outcrops and the fine views towards Boscastle.
Most people then continue upwards on the coastal paths towards Tintagel. However, if you descend back to the bridge, keeping the bridge and stream on your left you can ascend the valley to Trewetthet mill.
Trewetthet Mill in the 18th century was used in the production of yarn, behind the mill you can see 2 rock carvings of labyrinths believed to be of the bronze age period. Although now disputed by more recent studies giving an age of fewer than 300 years. The mill set on the banks of the stream provides a great backdrop for a photo. Continuing upstream you will eventually reach Trevillet Mill and Halgabron Mill which are now private residences. On reaching the road we would recommend going back down the path as the road does not have a footpath and traffic on the road can be heavy.
The walk can be continued up the valley to where the 6th century St Nectan is believed to have established his hermitage close to the waterfalls.
St Nectan’s Kieve (the main waterfall) is believed to be a sacred place by many where you will see many a offerings crystals and ribbons placed close to the main waterfall. With some people building small stacks of stones often known as Fairy stacks. At St Nectan’s Kieve, the crystal-clear water tumbles into the basin through a spectacular hole eroded through the rock.
here are 2 other falls to see and the site is well worth a visit, Wellington Boots are provided to enable you to cross the stream and get up close to the waterfall. While we were there, we experienced a mystical experience of people worshiping at the site singing songs, giving offerings and prayers to the spirits of the falls.
(The Glen is privately owned and there is Charge for access to the Glen and waterfalls, in 2019 a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children was available for £17.95)
The walk up to St Nectans Glen is about a mile and is not recommended for pushchairs as it can be wet and muddy. If you do not fancy wearing wellingtons take a pair of flip flops on a sunny day the cools waters are a blissful experience after a day’s walking.