St. Nectan's Glen

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St. Nectan's Glen
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Valleys • Waterfalls
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Barbara
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Jul 2022 • Friends
Walking among the trees with the tinkling of the stream. Stunning nature, gorgeous flowers.
You have to climb a lot and I could not complete the whole circular walk, and I've been surprised to have been offered a refund as I was not sufficiently fit. I did not want money back as I felt glad to give a small contribution for taking care of the place.
Written 3 July 2022
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Vanessa Westwell
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Jul 2022 • Friends
This is a peaceful, beautiful spot which my friend and I really enjoyed. Walking alongside the tinkling stream was very relaxing. There were other visitors there, but it was not crowded. So we could stop whenever we liked.

The walk is very steep in places, with a lot of rough, uneven ground and many steps. It was quite muddy in places. Luckily, it had not rained that day. You really need to wear strong, waterproof shoes with a good grip.

All the staff were very friendly and welcoming.
Written 3 July 2022
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Lauren R
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Jul 2022 • Couples
It was really heartbreaking to see how this magical place has become a monetised tourist trap. I have been wanting to visit this place for years and I couldn’t believe that they charge you see and get near the waterfall! They have killed the magic of this place- nature shouldn’t be owned by anyone. Nothing is sacred anymore.
Written 1 July 2022
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Mark H
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Jun 2022
Anyone who truly loves nature and is pro-environment will likely hate this place. How it is considered a conservation area and site of special scientific interest is beyond me. I love taking photos of natural landscapes, but people have done what they can to add their own 'art' to nature, and have ruined it. The 'leave only footprints' signs are not enforced in any way - one sign was on a cut section of tree trunk that people had hammered coins into. There were dozens of stacks of stones (removing stones removes the habitat of everything that lived or sheltered under them), thousands of coins have been hammered into tree trunks, and plastic ribbons have been tied to trees. If the managers cared they would have these removed daily (or more) to prevent encouraging others.

Also, it's £3 (cash only) to park in a small car park, then a walk along a road then footpath to the cafe, shop and main entrance (£7.50 to see the one little waterfall). There's a 'nature trail', which is free, but, as a commercial installation, was far less of a nature trail than the walk in. I did not have £3 cash so parked in a layby a little further up the hill and walked back.

It's clearly a commerically-focused tourist site / art installation to generate money, with no obvious signs these people care about the environment. There are so many 'natural' places to visit for free that are far superior.
Written 20 June 2022
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V.B
7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
It was lovely unexpected peaceful area and the waterfall was beautiful!
Bring sandles or a towel as you have to get your feet wet.
Written 16 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! We'll hope to see you again in the future.
Written 17 June 2022
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Kjacko
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Jun 2022 • Family
I saw a family member had recently gone so I wanted to see this place for myself. Heads up - it is around a half hr walk from where you park up to the actual entrance. You walk through dense woodland and it is a nice walk. At parts it is a steep climb so I wouldn’t recommend if you struggle to walk! The actual waterfall itself was lovely but sadly too many trying to film their selves for Instagram. The cafe was lovely, my only bug bare being served hot drinks in a takeaway cup. The chocolate and banana cake slice was lovely though!! I believe the parking was £3 all day from memory and only took cash.
Written 15 June 2022
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Hi there Kjacko, Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience, and sorry to hear your experience was hampered by the crowds during the time of your visit. To avoid disappointment next time we recommend arriving early, as the waterfall will be largely empty first thing. We will look forward to seeing you again in the future. Until then, take care!
Written 17 June 2022
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B00ts_Electric
Grimsby, UK50 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Beautiful woodland walk with lots of paddling opportunities along the way. You have to pay to get to the waterfall but there's a fair amount of paths and steps to maintain so we didn't mind. Lovely and friendly cafe with some nice treats. We didn't have time to do the nature trail unfortunately but just the walk, waterfall and coffee took us a couple of hours. Parking a bit limited and needs cash (£3 when we went)
Written 3 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind review! We're glad you had a welcoming experience with some nice treats too. We will hope to see you again in the future! All the best from the team.
Written 17 June 2022
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Rolphy220689
Royston, UK172 contributions
May 2022 • Family
A lovely walk, but its much better if you have wellies or walking boots as you do need to cross the stream - some people do it bare footed or just get wet shoes as you s
Written 1 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind review!
Written 17 June 2022
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Kieron K
Southampton, UK8 contributions
May 2022 • Family
The waterfall was beautiful.. The place magical we loved that you had to wade into the river to see the full waterfall. The cafe was lovely with an excellent selection of cakes.. Be prepared for a difficult terrain to walk into the site I would recommend not taking pushchairs or people who struggle with walking. Also be wary of sitting on fallen trees as people have lined these with wish coins
Written 29 May 2022
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Hi KieronK, Thank you so much for a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and enjoyed our cafe for a pit stop! The coin trees are a 200 year old tradition which started in Wales. It is said that if you have a worry or illness, then transferring it to the coin and pressing it into a dead log will take the illness away. Be wary, as removing a coin will bring the worries or illness with it! We will hope to see you again in the future.
Written 17 June 2022
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CakeLady
5 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
A beautiful woodland walk and lots of peaceful spots to stop and take in the scenery.
Delicious cake stop in the lovely cafe at the top. Wear sturdy shoes, it's very steep and uneven ground. I slipped a few times!
I was a bit shocked to see a group of people getting fully undressed and into trunks to go under the waterfall, nearly put me off my cake! A few people were meditating by the main waterfall too, very slippy, one lady fell in.
Written 23 May 2022
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Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the serenity of The Glen (and the cafe too). Thank you for your patience with those who weren't afraid of changing in public. We try to maintain a family friendly atmosphere and obviously don't encourage bodily exposure but cant keep an eye on the waterfall at all times. We hope you finished your cake! It is a place of peace and mindfulness, and so meditation is common at the waterfall. We hope to see you again in the future.
Written 17 June 2022
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