Discover Polzeath to Pentire on a Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: William
Registered on June 28, 2022

My last full time teaching job was as the director of an international school in Cambodia but I've taught in Australia, the USA, Morocco, Thailand, Kenya, and Bangladesh too. I'm still a fully qualified teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience in English, outdoor education, and pastoral care. I'm always happy to walk and share my knowledge of North Cornwall with anyone who is interested in discovering this magical corner of England.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Bill's Pentire Walking Tour starts from outside the Atlantic Bar and Kitchen in New Polzeath and heads out towards the rugged beauty of Pentire and The Rumps.

The walk is set along with one of Cornwall's most beautiful paths so bring your camera.  We'll explore the path up to panoramic Pentire Point and the ancient cliff castle at The Rumps with its view across Port Isaac Bay to the Tintagel of Merlin fame.

It's a particularly interesting bit of coast and I'll show you the best places to explore its geology. You'll see this part of the coast from a local's perspective and I'll give you the lowdown on films currently scheduled and filming, including news on the writing of the final Doc Martin series, and also insights and the film locations for Fisherman's Friends, Swept from the Sea, TheThree Musketeers and Poldark.

There are many literary connections that I can tell you about; from Charles Dickens to Thomas Hardy to Rosamunde Pilcher to even Enid Blyton. For those interested in psychology I'll tell you about Carl Jung and why he visited Polzeath in 1923,  where he stayed, and whose dreams he analysed.

On the walk, we'll visit the site of an old silver mine, see where there was a forced landing by a Flying Fortress, how I discovered a  Cold War bunker and found out about a submarine graveyard, and where the pirate Cruel Coppinger hid his treasure.

If you've ever wondered how they transmitted power before electricity I'll show you where flat rods crossed the valley to provide power to a mine that ran under New Polzeath.

I'll also point out places you may like to visit on your own later and help you make the very most of your visit to this amazing piece of the coast!

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  • Meeting point:
    Atlantic View House & Coach House, At...
    Atlantic View House & Coach House, Atlantic Terrace, Wadebridge PL27 6UG, UK
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    I will be on the terrace of the Atlantic Bar and Kitchen in New Polzeath and wearing a white hat.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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