Crackington Haven to Boscastle walk

Start: Crackington Haven

Finish: Boscastle

Length: 10.57 km/6.5 miles

Weather: Sunny

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This walk follows the South West Coastal Path. As it is a national trail, it is well sign posted and easy to follow. I had done the previous section from Widemouth to Crackigton Haven and was preparing myself for another walk of steep headlands to climb up and down.

I was given a lift to Widemouth Bay, where I caught a number 95 bus to Crackington Haven. A very pleasant ride it was too and given the type of roads, it didn’t leave me feeling at all queasy!

 

It was good to be back in Crackington Haven, the sun was out. This is looking out towards Black Rock and Pencannow Point.

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And the view to Tremoutha Haven and Cambeak.

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The view of Bray’s Point and Black Rock from Cambeak.

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And the view of the many headlands to my destination.

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Lunch-break bench with a view.

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Thankfully the once distant headlands are getting closer.

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The view of the waterfall at Pentargon from Beeny Cliff.

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Penally Hill and Meachard.

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The view down Pentargon.

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The never-ending steps up to towards Hillsborough.

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Looking back towards Beeny Cliff.

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Boscastle Harbour from Penally Hill.

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Cambeak from Penally Hill.

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I completed this walk by myself, but came across several other walkers, including the lady who was walking to Crackington haven to have a Zoom interview for a job of Trustee at the National Autistic Society. I had lunch next to her and her husband; the couple who asked me if there was a path down to the beach, I replied what beach? The couple who were doing the walk in the opposite direction and were trying to get the 4pm bus (I hope they did). Their camper van had broken-down near to Exeter which had put a dampener on the start of their holiday! And the girl who pointed out the seals to me, I would never have spotted them without my glasses on. She was camping on a nearby site and hope she and her tent the following days deluge!