Cliff walks, Cornwall, United Kingdom/Ireland trip

Wednesday, May 24: Tintagel Castle

Turning north on the Coast Path, we headed to Tintagel Castle. The path was a much easier walk, and took us by old quarries in the cliffs and through lambing pastures.

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

We made it in plenty of time! Now it was time to face those steps. I do not like going down normal stairs. These took real courage. There was a t-shirt in the gift shop that I wanted that said “I Conquered the Tintagel Castle Steps” but they only had it in children’s sizes. The castle had originally stretched across this gap, but it was on a fault line and that part fell into the sea.

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

^^^Sandy: “Come on, you can do it! Just a little farther.” Me: *whimper*

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

^^^One of the shots that everyone takes at Tintagel, but you can see why.

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

^^^A hiker we met on the way: “There’s not really a castle there, you know. Just a bunch of ruins.” Us: “YAY, RUINS!!!”

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Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

^^^Amazing views, too.

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

^^^”Gallos,” a recent sculpture installation referencing the legend that King Arthur’s castle was here.

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

^^^We went up to the village of Tintagel, had dinner at the Cornishman Inn, and walked back to Penallick Inn by the road pathway, where we packed for the trip home and turned in early after a very physical day!

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

Treknow/Tintagel/Coast Path

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