St Nectans of Ireland.
St Nectans Glen and waterfall in Cornwall is named after an Irish hermit. We have inherited so many saints from Ireland. Saint Nectan spent time in Kernow and this beautifully stunning place importantly got it’s name from that.
This shapely lady bronze sculpture decorates the pathways inside the waterfall area.
Car parking is free at Trethevy. From there it’s downhill, along a river in the woodland area followed by uphill over boulders & stones along paths. Approximately two miles each way. Along the route you come across logs with coins banged into the wood. There are some wonderful old trees, flowers and a scent that you certainly only get in mature woodlands.
Once you get to the cafe and entrance area you can already hear the roar of the waterfall. But, it is not visible from here though so you have to gain entry to complete this hike. Along the path to the waterfall I came across this splendid statue of a deer
St Nectans waterfall gushes 60 feet through a hole it has created in late Devonian slate into a basin. Out of the 3 waterfalls, this is the most impressive and revered as sacred by some.
Trevillet, the local river, is responsible for the waters we followed to get here as well as the spectacular waterfalls. At the entrance I spotted an Ice Cream parlour with local stock as well as a cafe. Sitting down for a well deserved cuppa, we spotted this magnificent hand-carved structure. Once fully carved out, it will also be decorated with locally produced glass.
Locally sourced ingredients are served in the cafe and ice cream parlour. Our Atlantic Wild West Tour can incorporate visiting this splendid venue, should it tickle your fancy. Good mobility and walking shoes are musts for this venue visit.
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