Walks around Boscastle

Boscastle, Cornwall

Enjoy the walks by being guided by the app

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Download the app and use it to explore the walks and to purchase a guided route.
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The app will direct you via satnav the start of the walk.
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The app guides you around the walk using GPS, removing any worries about getting lost.
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Each time there is a new direction to follow, the app will beep to remind you, and will warn you if you go off-route.
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A map shows the route, where you are and which way you are facing.
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Detailed, well-tested directions are also included which follow you as you walk.
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Each walk includes lots of information about the history and nature along the route.
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Once a walk is downloaded, the app doesn't need a phone or wifi signal during the walk.
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The app counts down distance to the next direction and estimates time remaining based on your personal walking speed.
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We keep the directions continually updated for changes to the paths/landmarks - £1.99 for a walk includes ongoing free updates.
  • 2.2 miles/3.5 km - Easy-moderate

    Hallwell Plantation to Lesnewth

    Hallwell Plantation to Lesnewth

    2.2 miles/3.5 km - Easy-moderate

    A short circular walk in the tributary valleys of the River Valency through bluebell woodland beside a stream, and across meadows rich in wildflowers to the ancient Celtic churchyard of Lesnewth.

  • 2.6 miles/4.2 km - Moderate

    Boscastle to Minster Church

    Boscastle to Minster Church

    2.6 miles/4.2 km - Moderate

    A short circular walk from Boscastle through bluebell woodland alongside the River Valency to the ancient Celtic churchyard and sacred spring at Minster, returning along the River Jordan, beside which Bottreaux Castle was once situated, and Boscastle's Old Road.

  • 3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate

    Boscastle Headlands

    Boscastle Headlands

    3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Boscastle to Pentargon waterfall and Willapark coastguard lookout with magnificent views of the village and harbour from the headlands where the village women once gathered dressed in red to fool a French ship into fleeing from British army redcoats.

  • A circular walk in the upper reaches of the River Valency above Boscastle, where author Thomas Hardy lived and met the love of his life, starting from the ancient Celtic church of Lesnewth to St Juliot church which Hardy restored.

  • 5.5 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    Boscastle to Tintagel

    Boscastle to Tintagel

    5.5 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    A one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, along the dramatic coastline of islands and arches from Boscastle to Tintagel, rated as one of the top five walks in Cornwall.

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    Boscastle to Rocky Valley

    Boscastle to Rocky Valley

    6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Boscastle along the dramatic coastline of islands and arches towards Tintagel, following the cascading river up Rocky Valley past the ruined mills and labyrinthine carvings and returning via the mediaeval churches of Trethevy, Trevalga and Forrabury.

  • 3.2 miles/5.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Crackington Haven to St Genny's Church

    Crackington Haven to St Genny's Church

    3.2 miles/5.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from the surf beach at Crackington Haven to the mediaeval church at St Genny's via the imposing Penkenna Point, where there are spectacular views of the bay and the secluded landing points used by some of North Cornwall's most notorious smugglers and wreckers.

  • 4.3 miles/6.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Crackington Haven to The Strangles

    Crackington Haven to The Strangles

    4.3 miles/6.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Crackington Haven, with panoramic views of the Shipwreck Coast, to the long, sandy Strangles beach, returning through bluebell woodland along the Ludon river valley.

  • 4.9 miles/7.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    The Strangles to Buckator

    The Strangles to Buckator

    4.9 miles/7.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the volcanic coastline north of Boscastle including Cornwall's highest cliff, North Cornwall's largest grey seal colony and The Strangles beach with its spectacular arch known as the Northern Door.

  • 5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Boscastle to Buckator

    Boscastle to Buckator

    5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the coastline from Boscastle via the Pentargon waterfall to the seal colony at Buckator, returning along the Valency valley.

  • 7 miles/11.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Crackington Haven to Boscastle

    Crackington Haven to Boscastle

    7 miles/11.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, along the Shipwreck Coast from Crackington Haven to Boscastle passing the largest seal colony in North Cornwall, the highest cliff in Cornwall and the long, sandy beach at The Strangles.

  • 4.3 miles/7.0 km - Strenuous

    St Gennys Church to Dizzard

    St Gennys Church to Dizzard

    4.3 miles/7.0 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk at St Gennys from the mediaeval church, via the smuggling routes though bluebell woods along the stream and an Iron Age clifftop fort crumbling into the sea, to some of North Cornwall's most remote coastline.

Download the iWalk Cornwall app and use the QR scanner within the app to find out more about any of the walks above.

From Boscastle there are reasonably demanding coastal walks with spectacular scenery to Trevalga and Rocky Valley and to the Buckator seal colony which are both ideal to work up an appetite for a meal and make a full day out at Boscastle. There is also a much shorter and slightly less demanding walk along the Valency valley from Boscastle to Minster Church which passes close to all three of Boscastle's pubs on the return route and is also the ideal wild garlic foraging walk in Spring.