Boscastle, with its scenic valley landscapes leading down to a rugged cliff lined harbour entrance, is the ideal setting for an annual Walking Week event.
Taking centre stage from Saturday 18 April – Saturday 25 April is the 9th Boscastle Walking Week, which has become a firm fixture in the Cornish holiday season.
Ramblers will embrace this picturesque coastal village and delight in taking on the dramatic North Cornwall coast. But this week long event is also perfect for dog-walkers and families.
Following on from the terrible 2004 floods, Boscastle regenerated interest and enthusiasm for this beautiful coastal village by introducing the Boscastle Festival Calendar, of which the Boscastle Walking Week has grown in popularity with an estimated 120 walkers taking part in 2014.
The Walking Week gives people the opportunity to explore the stunning coast line and countryside; parts of North Cornwall they might otherwise not see. The true benefit of the Walking Week is that people will be able to do all this under the guidance of local walkers, historians and experts.
+ The Pentargon Circular walk along the spectacular Coast path to Beeny
+ The discovery of geological secrets of Crackington Haven with geology expert Jane Anderson as your guide
+ The exploration of the Cornish language during a walk through place names and signposts along the route between Bossiney and Boscastle.
For those not so active, why not join a more moderate pace for an hour or so around the Padstow Estuary where you can view the Victorian and Gothic delights of Prideaux Place along the way.
Alternatively, if literature is more to your liking, join the ‘Pasties, Puddings and Poetry Evening’ at The Rectory, St Juliot. Bring a book of Cornish-themed poetry and join enjoy the evening in the house where Thomas Hardy met his first wife, Emma Gifford.
Guided walks start at £5 and range from around one hour to all day affairs in length. Local businesses will be offering all kinds of special offers and Walking Week packages.
Boscastle is a lovely all year round holiday destination. Meadowview Cottage is only 6 miles (15mins drive) from Boscastle and provides the ideal rural retreat for ramblers and families any time of year.
For full details of the Boscastle Walking week, visit http://www.boscastlefestival.co.uk/walkdetails