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Chris W in the Godrevy gullies © YogiBear

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Tidal beach bouldering on low-friction shale-like solid rock. Some of Cornwall's hardest and most popular problems and a welcome change from flagellating yourself on local granite.

Can be easily combined with a surf or just a trip to the beach:

Original John Hooper Guide, best for The Gullies.


Approach notes

Accessible roughly about 2 hrs either side of low tide, though this is very dependent on whether a neap or a spring tide and moreover, on the swell and sea state. Best in summer when The Cave Area occasionally dries out. Since the whole area is tidal and gets soaked twice a day, naturally it is quick to dry otherwise nothing would ever have been done.

To get there follow signs to Gwithian from Hayle, drive through Gwithian village, go to the furthest north car park on the Red River and park in the National Trust car park. Alternatively, if you'd rather not pay to park, then park in one of the small roadside parking areas between Gwithian and Godrevy and walk in.

The old guidebook (mid-2000's) is here:
King prawn - 29/Dec/13
Rock fall in the main bay area, Taking out a couple of routes.
aljezurusrf08 - 12/Feb/13
Probably some of the best bouldering in Cornwall but beware of friable holds in upper sections of problems.
Gus Horsley - 27/Feb/06
guidebook available from john hooper if u see him - d
douglas mcclure - 04/Aug/04
great tech bouldering on good rock. routes you got up the previous day may become harder or easier depending on the height of the shingle! The gullies are beautifully cool on hot days.
bill - 19/Jun/04
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