Boscastle panoramic walk

Start: Boscastle

Finish: Boscastle

Length: 5.53 km / 3.43 miles

Weather: Hot and sunny.

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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.

Boscastle circular walk

 

Shortly you will come across a sign for the panoramic walk, that takes a sharp right uphill.

Boscastle circular walk

 

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.

Boscastle circular walk

 

Heading towards Penally Hill.

Boscastle circular walk

 

Beeny Cliff and in the distance, Cambreak.

Boscastle circular walk

 

Penally Hill.

Penally Point

 

The view from Penally Hill.

Penally Point

 

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.

Boscastle circular walk

 

Penally Point and Willapark.

Boscastle circular walk

 

Walking back down to the village.

Boscastle circular walk

 

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.

Boscastle circular walk

 

Penally Point.

Boscastle circular walk

 

The route takes you up to Forrabury Church.

Boscastle circular walk

 

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.

Boscastle circular walk