Images by Matt Jessop - supplied by Visit Cornwall
Steep-sided wooded valleys reach the coast at Boscastle, Crackington Haven and Millook Haven - including the tranquil Rocky Valley. The picturesque remains of the thirteenth century Tintagel Castle, prehistoric earthworks, and Iron Age cliff fortifications adorn the landscape.
Deeply incised, wooded valleys extend far inland creating a folded, secluded landscape, hiding many farming hamlets. The micro-climates of the valleys are in sharp contrast to the open farmland above which is exposed to sea winds. Important historic features include the medieval open field system of Forrabury Stiches, as well as several 16th & 17th century farmhouses, such as Trevigue. The churches around Boscastle form an important feature of the landscape.
The Cornwall AONB Unit
Floor 4A, Pydar House