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Discover Morwenstow

Morwenstow is a little village near the border with Devon and is the most northerly parish in Cornwall.  There are plenty of villages and hamlets in the area to explore and the bustling town of Bude is only 6 miles to the south.

About 4 miles away, near the border with Devon, is the source of the River Tamar, the river that divides the two counties.

Morwenstow is situated in countryside a short distance from the Atlantic coast and is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  Predominantly a rural area with rolling hills, the nearby coastline is striking in contrast, being dominated by rugged rocks and spectacular cliffs.

Morwenstow Church, steeped in history, is located about a mile from the village centre and is sited on the cliffs, less than 700 yards from the edge.

There is a path from the church that wends its way to the cliff edge.  From here you can spot the island of Lundy and you’ll also find a little cabin called Hawker's Hut – the National Trust’s smallest building.

Gooseham, a nearby hamlet, is also within the AONB and is about half a mile from the Devon border.  Close by is the Marsland Valley nature reserve where you can hope to see butterflies and roe deer.  The reserve combines woodland, wildflower meadows and coastline and is set in a steep sided valley.