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Walking Trevalga to Boscastle

Walking map for Bude, Boscastle & Tintagel

Distance 2 miles (3.2 km).

Duration: 1hr 50min.

Grid reference SX078907 to SX100912.

OS Explorer Map 111

<< Previous walk: Tintagel to Trevalga

Next walk: Boscastle to Buckator >>

Approaching Ladies Window, Firebeacon Hill

From the seat above the Ladies Window Rock Arch, drop down Firebeacon Hill passing Short Island, Foot Cove The path now runs to seaward of the Manor House. The village of Trevalga lies about ½km inland from here. Proceed on the coastpath taking a sharp 90° left turn towards Grower Rock and Grower Gut (grid reference SX085908).

Firebeacon Hill looking east to Grower Rock & Willapark

Walk through an area of gorse and bracken to meet a stile and stone wall. Follow the path as it wends its way down towards the inlet once again looking ahead to see mine workings in the cliff opposite. The prominent headland in front of you is the 97m (317 feet) high eastern Willapark with its white square building - a whitewashed watchtower - just west of Boscastle. Drop down the western slope of the valley to a footbridge.

Willapark from Grower Gut


Western Blackapit looking East

Cross a slate stile and then a stream via some strategically placed boardwalks. The route now meanders its way climbing up steps crossing another stream before climbing steeply up from the valley floor towards the former Welltown Quarry. Cross a pair of stiles to meet and pass to seaward of a large slate wall. The path runs inland of the former California Quarry and skirts around the inlet of Western Blackapit (grid reference SX091911) then climbs quite steeply once more to Willapark.

Willapark Lookout and the Cambeak

Pass the inscribed waymark post. To your right here lies Forrabury Common with its medieval field system, known as stitches. Take time out here to visit the lookout if you wish before dropping gradually down at first to Eastern Blackapit. The large offshore rock is known as The Meachard. Shortly the snaking inlet and harbour entrance of Boscastle unfolds below you. Bear right at a path junction unless you want to take the steeper route down slate steps to the harbour walls.

Above Boscastle harbour


View west from the Willapark lookout

Continue on the level path inland towards the footbridge and the end of this section (grid reference SX097914). This area was ravaged in the terrible Boscastle Flood of August 16th 2004; the video below shows the devastation. The main Cobweb Car Park and temporary Visitor Centre is situated at the eastern end of the village opposite Boscastle Pottery - both well worth a visit.


Profile Rock & The Meachard


Eastern Blackapit and the lookout atop Willapark

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Boscastle, Crackington Haven, Camelford and Wadebridge.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowCamelford

arrowBude

arrowLaunceston

arrowStratton

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowBoscastle

	arrowCamelford

	arrowPort Isaac

	arrowBude

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Wadebridge, Bude, Padstow and Bodmin Moor.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Boscastle

	arrowBoscastle Witchcraft Museum

Tintagel

	arrowTintagel Old Post Office

	arrowTintagel Castle

Camelford

	arrowThe Arthurian Centre

Delabole

	arrowDelabole Slate Quarry

	arrowBig Dunk's Laser Tag Games

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