Cubert Wildlife Walk

Cubert Wildlife Walk

The Cubert Wildlife walk is a walk for all seasons, boasting fantastic fields of scarlet poppies as well as sandy grasslands which are rich in wild flowers.  The walk follows the coastline just south of Newquay and explores the dunes behind Holywell Bay which are home to hundreds of different insects.

Distance: 6 miles

Time: 2 hours

Facilities: Car park, pub at West Pentire, toilet in Crantock


Cubert wildlife walk is a great day out in Cornwall


Start at the West Pentire car park and walk north towards the coast

When the path forks into two, follow the left hand side then take the next right along the edge of a field.

At the end of the field take the left path, then the right hand one.  Follow the path to the left on the edge of the coast.

Follow the coast until it loops around the sand dunes at Holywell Beach.

Follow the path inland.  Go straight across the first junction then take the left-hand path at the second junction.

Keep following the path straight on, turning left at the track.

Keep right past the disused quarry.

Go straight on and take the next small path on the left.

Follow the track uphill past another disused quarry on the right hand side.

Pass the fields until you reach the car park.


Look out for:

Poppies and corn marigolds in June and July

Grey seals at low tide

Basking sharks as well as porpoises and dolphins at Holywell Bay

A multitude of insects, particularly in the summer months


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Please note, some of these details have been gathered from a third party source.  We therefore cannot guarantee their accuracy.

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