Boscastle panoramic walk
Length: 5.53 km / 3.43 miles
Weather: Hot and sunny.
Beginning in the picturesque seaside village of Boscastle, this walk explores the cliffs above Boscastle's medieval harbour.
Leave Boscastle car park, through the village, past pretty cottages.
Shortly you will come across a sign for the panoramic walk, that takes a sharp right uphill.
Follow the path until you reach a gate by the road. Go through this and walk through two fields where shortly you will come to a stile and a lovely view to Pentargon and a waterfall.
Heading towards Penally Hill.
Beeny Cliff and in the distance, Cambreak.
The view from Penally Hill.
Only myself and my youngest daughter climbed up to Penally Hill. But whilst the other two were waiting for us to return they spotted a young female adder. It was just moving off to the undergrowth by the time we got down there.
Penally Point and Willapark.
Walking back down to the village.
The path up to the Willapark watch tower. This is also the site of an Iron Age cliff castle and is evidence that Willapark was used as a defensive site and tells us that humans have occupied the area since 200BC.
The route takes you up to Forrabury Church.
Forrabury Church sits on top of a hill overlooking the coast. Very little of the original church remains as it was rebuilt in 1867. However, the porch dates back to 1520. It is open for drinks and second hand books that are served by an honesty box.