The Little-Known UK Waterfall With Crystal Clear Water You Can Visit In The Heatwave For Less Than £8

A little known – until now – waterfall in Cornwall in England, which has pure, clear water, can be visited for just £7.45, perfect for cooling off during the impending heatwave in the country.

A TikTok video, part of a ‘UK Hidden Gems’ series – has gone viral showing the idyllic location, called St Nectan’s Glen in Trethevy near Tintagel – where Kind Arthur was supposed to reside – in Cornwall. The Glen, which can be visited for the bargain price of £7.45, is described as a “miracle of nature” by the St Nectan’s Glen website.

The waterfall has been created by the river Trevillet carving through the rocky valley over millions of years, with the water ending up in a shallow clear pool free of pollutants.

There is another waterfall nearby – until recently that wasn’t open to the public – that can be got to through woods, thanks to a recently-opened walkway.

St Nectan’s Glen in Cornwall is well and truly one of the UK’s hidden gems. Credit: Shutterstock

While dry weather can lessen the fall of water – and it hasn’t rained much recently – it is still a spectacular side.

TikTok’s video of St Nectan’s Glen has been seen by some three million viewers, so you might find that, if you decide to visit, it is not as quiet as imagined. With temperatures in southern England set to hit the 30s in the coming days – with some even predicting temperatures could break the 40 degree barrier for the first time – a visit to a waterfall could be the perfect way to cool off a little.

Tickets for the waterfall can be bought at the gift shop, and no pre-booking is needed. An adult ticket costs £7.45, children aged 5-15 cost £4.95 and under-5s get in free.