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The Rumps

Cliff Fort


If you want a nice cliff walk with plenty of changing scenery then the one out to The Rumps is worth choosing. From Wadebridge follow signs to Polzeath..then New Polzeath. Turn off right before you reach the village and take narrow lane out to a NT carpark at the old lead mines...(don't go on any further, it's not worth it, theres only space for a couple of cars and they charge you!). From the lead mines take the path going east towards the cliffs. here join the SWCP and turn left heading out towards the Rumps. On a clear day you will get good views towards Tintagel and might even be able to see Lundy (not sure about this). Follow the path as it skirts above the cliffs until you reach the headland. Branch off here and walk out passing through the huge ramparts as you go. I chose the left 'Rump' to explore but I am sure the other one is just as interesting. Can't say I spotted any hut circles.
On leaving the Rumps turn right on the SWCP and continue on around the headland as it climbs amongst rocky outcrops. After a while you will pass a footpath leading off on the left to the farm, ignore this and carry on around eventually gaining a view right up the Camel estuary.
Follow the path until you nearly reach Polzeath where you will find a narrow valley causes you to turn inland. Follow the path up the valley to the farm, here turn right and follow the track back to the car park. Walk should take about 2 to 3 hours.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
27th February 2007ce
Edited 28th February 2007ce

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