Hollywell Beach, Kelsey Head and Pentire Point West from Cubert Church

This pretty long circular walk from Cubert village goes inland following a stream next to Penhale Dunes and continues exploring a section of the coastal path along beautiful beaches including Holywell Beach and Poly Joke Beach. You will admire as well the Gannel Estuary and Pentire Point East from Pentire Point West. The return route uses Cubert Commons paths and tracks.

Technical sheet
No. 4069381
A Cubert walk posted on 18/09/20 by charentimoy. Update : 11/01/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h35[?]
Distance Distance : 6.87mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 453ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 453ft
Highest point Highest point : 285ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 16ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Cubert
Starting point Starting point : N 50.378541° / W 5.1149°
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Poly Joke Beach from West Pentire Holywell Beach from the dunes East Pentire and the Grannel Estuary from West Pentire Porth Joke from Kelsey Head


Park your car in Cubert village close to the church.

(D/A) Head to the path which leads to the church, walk between houses and a grassy area until you reach a driveway and Churchfields Road. Cross over the road (slightly right next to the white wall property) towards the public footpath which leads to an open field past the residential area.

(1) Go down the field along the hedge on your right until you reach a gate entering the small woods. Follow yellow arrows until you join a driveway and Little Trebisken Farm. Turn right, go past Old Pear Tree Barn on your left and continue straight the grassy path ignoring a gate on your left. When you reach a large gate, go across the two fields and use the path next to the private property which reaches the curving lane in Ellenglaze. Follow straight this lane (yellow arrow) and turn left to the first track on your left which leads to a footpath on your right next to the fence. Continue straight along the clear stream and cross a small footbridge. Use the road across The Holiday Park, go past a sports court until you join crossroads.

(2) Cross over the road heading to Gull Rocks Bar and bear right to the path leading to the Holywell dune in front of you. Cross the footbridge and take the South West Coast path following yellow arrows across the dunes and overlooking this gorgeous beach. Past the dunes, you reach a gate and "The Kelseys National Trust" signpost. Continue across the grassy path along the coast which leads Kelsey Head and then, to a stunning bay named Porth Joke.

(3) Next to Poly Joke Beach, cross the small footbridge following "West Pentire, Crantock" signpost heading to the gate in front of you. Past this gate, don't go up and keep the left path along the coast. This coastal path leads to Pentire Point West. From this point, you can admire Crantock Beach (pretty impressive and vast at low tide) and Pentire Point East on the other side of the Gannel Estuary.

(4) Close to Vugga Cove, bear left until you reach columns and West Pentire car park. Ascend the road across the car park and bear right at crossroads following Poly Joke Beach car park. At the next fork turn left following "Cubert Common 1/2m". Go straight ahead to the gravel track in front of you next to the car park until a junction signpost.

(5) Keep left "Cubert Common" on this track which descends to Porth Joke Camping Site. Skirt right side using the footpath leading to the entrance campsite site and a track. Bear right and go up the left path in open fields.

(6) Pay attention, when you see white houses far away, leave the main large path towards the grassy path on your right for a few metres leading to a junction signpost. From this junction go straight (slightly right) walking along the fence (ignoring left to Crantock and sharply right to Holywell) until you reach a large gate next to the house (Snaily Cottage). Go through this gate and follow straight the concrete driveway for half a mile. At the junction, bear right. At the next one, go straight ahead ignoring Holywell and Cubert directions and again straight in Chynowen Lane ignoring the road ascending on your right.

(7) Go past the lovely "Thatched Cottage" and bear right to the narrow path next to the red dog waste bin when the road sharply bends left. You finally reach the main road in Cubert village. Turn left walking along the pavement for 150 metres until you see the church on your right in Churchtown. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 285ft - Churchtown
1 : mi 0.37 - alt. 125ft - Little Trebisken Farm
2 : mi 1.93 - alt. 20ft - Gull Rocks Bar
3 : mi 3.87 - alt. 26ft - Porth Joke
4 : mi 4.67 - alt. 95ft - West Pentire car park
5 : mi 5.26 - alt. 49ft - Porth Joke Camping Site
6 : mi 5.57 - alt. 131ft - Junction signpost
7 : mi 6.64 - alt. 253ft - Chynowen Lane
D/A : mi 6.87 - alt. 285ft - Churchtown

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