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Boscastle - South West Coast Path walk

Boscastle Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
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This is a really lovely stretch of the South West coast path, with interesting geological features... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
Real treat to walk/rest

We did a quick walk south on the coastal path - very scenic and easy going compared to neighbouring... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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This 3.6 mile moderate walk follows part of the South West Coast Path from Boscastle along the cliffs bordering the ancient fields of Forrabury, before heading inland through Minster Wood,and then along the Valency Valley. In 2004 these steep-sided valleys funnelled 440 million gallons of water through Boscastle village in 5 hours, causing devastating flooding.
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Boscastle Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a really lovely stretch of the South West coast path, with interesting geological features and pltny of places to eat in Boscastle village. If you can get hold of a Heligan Honey beer, all the better!

Thank Finst4r
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a quick walk south on the coastal path - very scenic and easy going compared to neighbouring towns. The view of Boscastle itself is the highlight and is a beautiful place to stop. Very sad seeing the pictures of the flooding - even...More

Thank BRod22SCC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This coast path is one of my fav's. it has everything from sea views to look outs or steep climbs and makes for a most enjoyable walk what ever the weather.

Thank oatenj
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent trip to Cornwall, my wife and I visited Boscastle. It was probably one of my favourite places that we visited. Boscastle itself is a lovely, picturesque town. We walked down towards the harbour at the bottom of the town and around the...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in to this little village on route to somewhere else - and spent all afternoon there. Wandering down the estary to the harbour with the dog, and then venturing up the cliff path to the top for the view. And what a view!!...More

Thank Ionalj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up to the watch tower for the sunset but preferred the view between the rocks. Its not a really strenuous walk but would be problematic for people with mobility issues.

Thank stanleylas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic views and paths bordered by beautiful wild flowers. Great views of numerous headlands, rocky cliffs and hidden bays. Only about 5 miles or so making it perfect for an afternoon stroll. The section from Boscastle to Rocky Valley is not as demanding as the...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic little place. Beautiful cottages & stunning scenery. Large car park behind the small supermarket called Cobweb car park. Just opposite is the fantastic Boscastle pottery. Quirky cups, vases, gifts all with black watery tree designs - very affordable & a cheery potter to...More

Thank GLPJ62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a sunny day but the views are lovely with azure blue sea and emerald green cliffs. You can see why dragons are popular in Cornwall as the rock formations add to the myths

Thank LyA24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best sections we did on our 9 days walking the SWCP. We got the bus from Boscastle to Crackington Haven and walked back. Ice cream and coffee shops in Crackington Haven. Lovely walk and a lovely day. We hope to return in...More

Thank wilsonjenny
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