Boscastle Festival 2015: Walking Week

Boscastle Festival 2015: Walking Week 

Introduced 9 years ago, the Boscastle Festival Calendar kicks off the 2015 Festival with the Boscastle Walking Week commencing Saturday 18 April through to Saturday 25 April, 2015.

It is difficult to resist a visit to this picturesque North Cornwall coastal village where you can choose to walk the coast paths, or just take in the splendour of the lush green valley leading down to the staggering high cliffs that protect the little fishing harbour below.

The Festival’s walking week has become a very popular event with somewhere in the region of 120 walkers taking part in 2014. With walks planned along the dramatic North Cornwall coast, this exhilarating event is the perfect activity for seasoned ramblers, dog-walkers and families.

Walks included in the week are:

  • The Pentargon Circular walk along the stunning coastal foot path to Beeny, near Tintagel.
  • A discovery of geological secrets at Crackington Haven with geology expert Jane Anderson as your guide
  • Or enjoy a moderate walk and learn more about the intriguing Cornish language by exploring the meaning of place names along the route between Bossiney and Boscastle.
  • Take a moderate stroll for an hour or so around the Padstow Estuary, during which you can view the Victorian and Gothic delights of Prideaux Place.
  • Gentler still is a delightful evening at The Rectory, St Juliot (where Thomas Hardy met his first wife, Emma Gifford) entitled the ‘Pasties, Puddings and Poetry Evening’. Just bring along a book of Cornish themed poetry.

Overall the Walking Week is a great way for people to explore the stunning, rugged coastline and adjoining scenic countryside. It will provide a unique opportunity for all to experience parts of North Cornwall that they would not normally seek out. Best of all the week’s experiences are under the guidance of local walkers, experts and historians.

Guided walks start at a very favourable £5 and can last from one hour to all day. During the week you will also have the opportunity to benefit from various special offers provided by local businesses.

Boscastle Walking Week has become a firm fixture in the Cornish holiday season but Boscastle is a beautiful location to visit at any time of year. Our family owned cottages in Trelash are only 6 miles (15mins drive) from Boscastle and provide the ideal rural retreat to ramblers and families all year round. Dogs are very welcome to bring their owners to The Cottage.

For full details of the Boscastle Walking week, visit http://www.boscastlefestival.co.uk/walkdetails

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