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North Cornwall Coast and History Walk

Morwenstow, Bude, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by David

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I will guide you on a gorgeous circular route in Morwenstow taking us out to the coastpath and to some of the Southwest's most remote, wild and spectacular terrain, which has a rich and fascinating history. This route is short, but is designed to to take you to as many beautiful and interesting places as possible.

We will start and end the tour at a historic 13th Century Inn which makes a great place to grab a bite or a drink afterwards. Along the way we will take in the incredible views, stop at some amazing local spots and learn about the rich and wild history of an area best known for shipwrecks, smuggling and eccentric poets.

We will visit the beautifully situated Morwenstow church, go out to the towering cliffs with magnificent views along the coast, to a tiny shipwreck-wood shelter built into the cliff face in the 1800's, and return via a peaceful woodland, which feels a world away from the wild coastline.

This route is for people on limited time, families with smaller children, or those wanting a short walk. Please note the return via the woodland valley requires a descent and ascent on a steep trail with steps, but this can be avoided by returning on a flat lane, making the entire route very easy. If you would like a longer walk, see www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/275383

Distances:
1.5 miles without woodland valley
1.9 with woodland valley
+0.4 mil
Other things to note
The route is easy and flat walking (with option for two steep sections) but guests should have a reasonable level of fitness to walk up to 2 miles.
Unfortunately the meeting point is near impossible to reach without a car, so please don't book this hike unless you have your own transport.
I will guide you on a gorgeous circular route in Morwenstow taking us out to the coastpath and to some of the Southwest's most remote, wild and spectacular terrain, which has a rich and fascinating history. This route is short, but is designed to to take you to as many beautiful and interesting places as possible.

We will start and end the tour at a historic 13th Century Inn which makes a great place to grab a bite or a drink afterwar…

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Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I can offer you a unique combination of my expert local knowledge and many years experience working as a nature guide and wilderness skills instructor. I am a certified wilderness guide trained in Finland and have since led hundreds of expeditions all over the world. I have over 15 years of hiking, guiding and teaching experience, including being the first person to complete the 4,400 km Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. Now I have returned to my native North Cornwall, where I was born and raised, to share with you my favourite hikes in the world!
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Where you'll be

The tour will take us on a circular route in Morwenstow, North Cornwall. We will walk out to the coastpath via Morwenstow Church, and visit Hawker's Hut along the way and return via the beautiful wooded Tidna valley (or via a flat lane to avoid steep terrain).

2 reviews

Andrew
July 2020
David is a great local guide with goof insight and knowledge into the local area. He made us feel very welcome and at ease in his presence and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others looking for a informal but personal local guide
Emilie
July 2020
It was lovely experience and felt eerie and full of charm with the misty weather. David was charming and entertaining, it was a lovely experience

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Shoes sutiable for walking on unpaved surfaces

Small bottle of water