Zennor Head, Tregerthen and Trevean from Zennor village

This circular walk from the lovely village of Zennor explores the coast path (with several ascents and descents in rocky paths) and uses also paths inland during the return route.

Technical sheet
No. 4022060
A Zennor walk posted on 11/09/20 by charentimoy. Update : 05/01/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h30[?]
Distance Distance : 6.22mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 689ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 682ft
Highest point Highest point : 420ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 43ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Zennor
Starting point Starting point : N 50.191326° / W 5.567741°
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Gurnard's Head far away from Zennor Head View from the cliffs Trevega from the path Horses next to Trevessa Farm


Park your car at Zennor car park.

(D/A) Head to the church and bear left to the driveway for 700 metres ("Coast path only, No cars" signpost) until you join the footpath.

(1) At Zennor Head junction (National Trust signpost), go straight following the path "St Yves 6 miles" which overlooks Pendour Cove and Gurnard's Head far away. Walk around the head and turn left at the fork still along the cliff.

(2) Be careful, the next descending section is pretty steep and rocks can be very wet. Continue along Tregerthen cliffs until you reach a signpost with a yellow arrow past a few stone steps. Follow the arrow (coastal path left side). Then, you go past Treveal National Trust signpost until you reach a junction next to River Cove.

(3) Turn left "St Yves 3.5 miles", cross a footbridge over a stream, ascend the path which reaches a nice viewpoint from Trevega cliff. You can see Pen Enys Point, even Godrevy Island and the lighthouse on clear days.

(4) At the fork with yellow arrows signpost, take the path slightly up on your right ignoring the coastal path. Walk along meadows until you reach a large gate. Go through it and bear left before the entrance meadow in front of you towards the public bridleway. Go straight between hedges ignoring other footpaths until you join a road.

(5) Turn right onto the road which leads to Little Trevega and turn right again in the village next to Trevessa Farm. Go straight across the open meadow (follow yellow arrows). Cross over a stream, go through a few stone stiles following signposts (well indicated) until you reach a concrete road. Take left onto this concrete road leading to crossroads in Boscubben (notice "Treveal vehicles only" signpost).

(6) Turn right, follow the driveway leading to Wicca house. Go straight between buildings following yellow arrows in fields and bush for 2 miles until you catch sight of Zennor church. Turn left past the church and you are back to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 335ft - Zennor car park
1 : mi 0.45 - alt. 279ft - Zennor Head junction
2 : mi 1.41 - alt. 148ft - Steep and wet rocky section
3 : mi 3.02 - alt. 157ft - Junction
4 : mi 3.54 - alt. 289ft - Fork
5 : mi 4.14 - alt. 377ft - Trevega Warth
6 : mi 4.85 - alt. 420ft - Wicca House
D/A : mi 6.22 - alt. 338ft - Zennor car park

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Opinions and comments


Global average : 3.33/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 3/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 3/5

on Mon 20 Sep 2021 22:33:00 CEST

Global average : 3.33 / 5

Date of walk : 20/09/21
Description quality : Average
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Average

I have don a lot of walking over the years, and sections of this one was the toughest of them all. I think it should be labelled as strenuous. It incorporates climbing over and through large boulders, boggy streams and more. We came across one poor woman who had to be rescued by the coastguard. A local resident reported as many as 200 problem incidents needing professional help occurred during the summer months - per week!

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