Tintagel Head


A fantastic windswept headland with the remains of a medieval settlement, plenty of Arthurian legend and a number of hard, adventurous and 'out-there' routes.

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Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Igneous
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Estate No. of Routes: 23
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1970
Grid Reference: SX048889

29 November 2021 update: The formal access situation at this time is that English Heritage has decided stop climbing on Tintagel Head on health & safety grounds. The BMC been has been in conversation with EH since early September and a site meeting took place between senior EH and BMC reps on 23 November. EH's main concern relates to risks associated with the increased numbers of general visiors to Tintagel since the construction of the new bridge and the potenital for visitors following climbers down the slopes leading to the start of the climbing routes. The site meeting was constructive and the BMC will be working closely with EH over the winter months to (hopefully) reach a resolution for spring 2022. In the meantime climbers are asked to avoid visiting the crag.


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