"Cornwall - Bedruthan Steps and Carnewas (1)" Saint Eval by ranger49
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ST EVAL IS IN CORNWALL and this page should appear under Cornwall and be titled Bedruthan. No doubt in time VT will get it right.
Until I came to write this page I had never heard of St Eval and did not know I had been there.
I knew that I had been to Bedruthan and Bedruthan Steps and to the National Trust cafe and shop, almost "next door" at Carnewas .
The problem is that VT does not have all Cornish place names in the database - not even some of the most famous of England's beauty spots.
St Eval appears on only the most detailed of area maps but manages to be recognised by VT!.
So apologies to residents of St Eval for using your village as a cover for Bedruthan....
I discovered that the National Trust handbook gives the address as -:
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps
But to millions of visitors Bedruthan Steps is enough!
For first time visitors to the area you will find Bedruthan on your map on the Atlantic coast of west Cornwall, north of Newquay.
.......but really at Bedruthan and Carnewas!
Much of this stretch of coast and the coastal path from Carnewas to Park Head belongs to the National Trust (excluding Bedruthan Steps).
It is famed for its magnificent coastline with spectacular views of the cliffs, and sandy beaches scattered with very large stack rocks.
There is usually a tale of a giant near big and unusual things - great big bites have been taken out of the mountain tops by giants in several places near where we live.
Here, at Bedruthan, some say the rocks were put along the beach as stepping stones by a giant; others have a less colourful explanantion and say the steps are simply the human size steps cut in to the cliff to give mere mortals access to the sands.
On our last visit it was high tide and the sands are best seen at low tide to get a better idea of the scale of the rocks but at all times they give walkers along the coastal path amazing views of both land and seascape.
On this late September day the waters were quite calm but can become treacherous.
The National Trust Car Park and Café at Carnewas make a good starting point for a walk along the path. We set off in a... more travel advice
Four of us arrived by car on a late September week day when the number of visitors was beginning to lessen. The... more travel advice
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