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St Nectan’s Glen


Saint Nectan’s Glen is a real hidden gem. The river Trevillet has carved its way through Late Devonian slate, created a magnificent 60 foot waterfall and punched a hole through the original kieve (basin). The water now cascades into a beautiful valley.

The sixth-century Saint Nectan is believed to have sited his hermitage above the waterfall. According to legend, Saint Nectan rang a silver bell in times of stormy weather to warn shipping of the perils of the rocks at the mouth of the Rocky Valley. A magical place of beauty with spectacular waterfalls and woodland walks.