Boscastle - West

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This is only a short stroll around Boscastle but takes in several spectacular areas and viewpoints and is an excellent choice if you only have an hour or so to spend here. The route starts off in the village centre by all the bustling shops and museums. It quickly heads away from the crowds in favour of the South West Coast Path which takes you along the harbour and round to its opening which offers excellent views to Penally Point on the other side.

The route continues its ascent (which is fairly gentle) up to the coast watch building at about 97m above sea level. This marks the site of an ancient settlement but unfortunately little remains for walkers to see. The views are breathtaking of the rigged coastline from this vantage point. The route then starts its descent by following a path along the edge of the hill high above the crashing waves around the village offering a birds eye view down onto the crowds below before opting for a quite narrow lane to return to the village centre.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Coast

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife

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