Slow down and unwind, with a leisurely stroll down to the harbour. Sit on the quay and admire the view, or dust off those old water colours and try to capture the scene. Soak up Boscastle’s unique atmosphere.
Tough coastal treks and easy inland rambles. Sun-soaked, surfing beaches and shady valleys. High, windswept cliffs and the charms of ‘Top Town’ and the ‘Bridge’. Don’t forget to bring your camera – this place is very photogenic.
Boscastle’s fascinating history. Ancient fields, Celtic crosses, Norman churches, a Castle and a Medieval quay. Fishing, famous visitors and flash floods. The past is all around you – waiting to be discovered.
A taste of Cornish village life and local hospitality. Feel the spirit of a community brought closer together by adversity. Fill your lungs with fresh air and get to grips with ‘Mother Nature’ in all her moods.
A guided walk, a fishing trip or a picnic by the Valency. Browse the shops, galleries and museums for souvenirs of your stay. Join in a pub quiz or an evening sing-song.
Boscastle Walking week, a week of walks with experienced & informed local guides.
What’s it all about?
Boscastle Walking Week is an intimate event run by local people that has grown in popularity over the years. Welcoming new and returning walkers, participants in the organised walks get to explore the beautiful countryside around the village of Boscastle. This year sees an extended range of walks and activities for you to pick and mix from.
As spring arrives, you can enjoy a week of walking along the Cornish coastline or amid woods and streams with local guides in one of Cornwall’s most spectacularly scenic areas. There is a mix of walks for all ages, abilities and interests so everyone can join in and discover more about this lovely part of the county on foot and in good company.
From the very best of Britain’s coastline to wonderful walks amid woods and streams, it’s all on offer during Boscastle’s increasingly popular Walking Week.
This year sees an extended range of walks and activities for you to pick and mix from, with the aim to have something for all ages and abilities.
You could join one of the experienced and informed local guides on a ramble to waterfalls or steep climbs to Cornwall’s highest coastal cliff top, or meander along the country lanes and pathways that would have been familiar to the writer Thomas Hardy, whose life-changing visit to Boscastle produced poetry regarded by many as amongst the finest in the English language.
More information on all the walks and the week’s activities and accommodation can be found on the Chamber of Trade and Commerce WEBSITE or from the Visitor Centre on the harbour Tel. 01840 250010
Booking for all walks is essential.
Download a booking form and walking week leaflet HERE.
Sturdy walking gear and personal insurance is recommended.
How can you join in?
You can join one of the experienced and informed local guides on a ramble to secluded waterfalls or take a steep climb up to Cornwall’s highest coastal cliff top. Stroll along the country lanes and pathways that would have been familiar to the writer Thomas Hardy, who lived and worked in the area as a young man. Each walk on average takes 3 hours and costs between £3 and £5 to join. In addition to the walks, the village’s numerous pubs and restaurants host special ‘meal deal’ evenings which have become great social events and coastal boat trips are organised throughout the week, too.
Boscastle Walking Week