You’re planning your next walking holiday. You’ve got as far as deciding to come to Cornwall. That’s the easy bit. But where in Cornwall should you base yourselves? One place that should definitely be near the top of your best walking holiday shortlist is Boscastle.
This picturesque harbour village offers walkers everything that you’ll need to have the best walking holiday in Cornwall.
February half-term is an oasis of fun, a chink of light in the darkest depths of winter. The days might be shorter than in high summer and the weather less reliable, but Cornwall is still the best place to be if you know how to enjoy yourself, with the added bonus that accommodation is generally cheaper than during peak season. Here are some suggestions:
Take a blustery stroll by the coast
Perhaps one of the lesser-known secrets about a holiday in the South West is that it’s not just a destination for the summer months. With its dramatic coastline, beautiful beaches, local food and abundant wildlife, Cornwall offers visitors something different to enjoy each season. With the changing light comes different elements to enjoy, swapping sea swims and sunbathing for long walks and cosy evenings in, just because summer has a sell by date doesn’t mean the holiday season does!
Narrow streets and steep valley sides lead you down to the centre of the old Mevagissey, where the distinctive twin harbour provides a safe haven for the fishing boats that land their daily catch of skate, lobster, plaice and sole. Mevagissey was built on fish, in the 1800s and early 1900s it prospered on the back of the abundant source of pilchards (sardines) caught in local waters.