St Nectan’s Glen - Tintagel - United Kingdom
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Beeklust
N 50° 39.899 W 004° 42.983
30U E 378700 N 5613976
Quick Description: Through the centuries, the river Trevillet has carved its way through Late Devonian slate, creating a magnificent 60-foot waterfall which has punched a hole through the original kieve (basin).
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/30/2021 4:27:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM14FP9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Through the centuries, the river Trevillet has carved its way through Late Devonian slate, creating a magnificent 60-foot waterfall which has punched a hole through the original kieve (basin). The water now cascades from this through the beautiful flora-laden valley.

St Nectan’s kieve is revered as a sacred place, where numerous ribbons, crystals, photographs, inscriptions, prayers and other devotions now adorn the foliage and rock walls near the waterfall. You will even find a number of small stacks of flat stones, known as Faerie Stacks, constructed from stones collected from the waters by visitors, marking a special thought or moment in time during their visit, or to commemorate memories and loved ones.

It is believed that a building (known as the Hermitage) located at the top of the waterfall belonged to the sixth-century Saint Nectan. The date of the building is uncertain but according to legend, Saint Nectan rang a silver bell in times of stormy weather to warn passing ships of the perils of the rocks at the mouth of Rocky Valley. It is also understood that the ruins of a Christian chapel provide the lower part of the walls of a cottage erected in the 1860s, and extended around 1900.

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Type: Cascade

Parking Coordinates: N 50° 40.200 W 004° 43.442

Watercourse: Trevillet River

Waterfall Height: 200

Seasonality: Perennial

Viewpoint: Bottom

Path Up and Down: Partial

Walk Behind: Not at all

Seasons of Best Flow: Not listed

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