Boscastle Walking Week
Boscastle Walking Week
What’s it all about
Boscastle Walking Week is an intimate event run by local people that has grown in popularity over the years. Welcoming new and returning walkers, participants in the organised walks get to explore the beautiful countryside around the village of Boscastle.
As spring arrives, you can enjoy a week of walking along the Cornish coastline or amid woods and streams with local guides in one of Cornwall’s most spectacularly scenic areas. There is a mix of walks for all ages, abilities and interests so everyone can join in and discover more about this lovely part of the county on foot and in good company.
The Walking Week 2014 will be from Friday 28 March to Saturday 5 April. Those arriving on Friday 28 March will be able to book Fish and Chips, a pudding and Quiz at the Wellington Hotel. From the very best of Britain’s coastline to wonderful walks amid woods and streams, it’s all on offer during Boscastle’s increasingly popular Walking Week.
Our seventh year sees an extended range of walks and activities for you to pick and mix from. We aim to have something for all ages and abilities. You could join one of our experienced and informed local guides on a ramble to waterfalls or steep climbs to Cornwall’s highest coastal cliff top, or meander along the country lanes and pathways that would have been familiar to the writer Thomas Hardy, whose life-changing visit to Boscastle produced poetry regarded by many as amongst the finest in the English language.
As well as walking, a range of events including Cream Teas and special ‘Meal deals’ will be available. The Festival Dinner will again be held on the Thursday with limited places available on a first come first served basis.
Booking for all walks is essential.
Sturdy walking gear and personal insurance is recommended.
How can you join in?
You can join one of the experienced and informed local guides on a ramble to secluded waterfalls or take a steep climb up to Cornwall’s highest coastal cliff top. Stroll along the country lanes and pathways that would have been familiar to the writer Thomas Hardy, who lived and worked in the area as a young man. Each walk on average takes 3 hours and costs between £3 and £5 to join. In addition to the walks, the village’s numerous pubs and restaurants host special ‘meal deal’ evenings which have become great social events and coastal boat trips are organised throughout the week, too.
Did you know?
The celebrated author Thomas Hardy spent a year living near Boscastle when in 1868 he worked as an architect on the refurbishment of St Juliot Church. Here he met his first wife Emma Gifford, the local rector’s sister-in-law. Much of the landscape around Boscastle is the inspiration for his 1873 novel, ‘A Pair of Blue Eyes’.