Walks in and around Boscastle

Sunset on the Stitches and coastal path

No Car Needed

Leave your car on our drive and take yourself off for the day with one of our packed lunches and enjoy the beautiful area of Boscastle.

We are fortunate enough to be a stones’ throw away from the South West Coastal Path, a well trodden path from our gate leads to either Tintagel or into Boscastle village.

The Stitches with Willa Park in the distance

We are placed just at the top of the village in the parish of Forrabury right opposite Forrabury (St. Symphorian’s) church (take a peek inside it’s well worth a visit!). Go through the church yard and then the kissing gate and you will be met with the glorious sight of the Forraburry Stitches. The watchtower of Willapark will be ahead of you with the sea beyond. On a clear day you may be able to see the island of Lundy in the distance.

Forrabury Stitches

The Forrabury Stitches were a medieval way of farming, where the land was ploughed into long strips and is still farmed today. In the height of summer they look quite lovely with their crops and wildflowers.

You have a choice of taking the coastal path downhill into the harbour and village or taking the path off to Tintagel.

The Forrabury Stitches

Boscastle harbour and village

Boscastle is an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) in North Cornwall and has a delightful harbour and village. If you decide to take the coastal path down into the village you may be fortunate enough to see the ‘blowhole’ showing off!

The ‘Blowhole’ Boscastle harbour

Boscastle village with its independent shops, galleries and places to eat and drink is well worth a look around and you will be made to feel most welcome too.

Pick up the coastal path from the bridge by The Good Stuff Harbour Light café. Walk along the path with its’ view over the village towards the stunning Pentargon Waterfall. Boscastle Farmshop can be found along the way. You can lengthen your walk and continue on the coastal path towards Crackington Haven. It is an up and down route, where you will encounter ‘High Cliff’. Sturdy walking boots might be needed!

Boscastle Harbour

Alternatively you can continue on through the village and grab a circular walk through the Valency Valley. A beautiful woodland walk with a hidden church (Minster Church) in the middle of it. It is beautiful when the bluebells are out and we have a painting of the woods hanging in our room 3 (Best View).

Valency woods and way marker for Minster Church