a view towards Boscastle harbour from the bridge

A sheltered natural inlet with an unspoilt harbour village

Upcoming events

Geology rocks at Crackington Haven

Tue 17 Sep 2019
See the extraordinary cliffs and rocks of the area and how it affects today’s wildlife and landscape on a walk with Geologist Jane Anderson and a National Trust Ranger.

Eating and shopping



visitors enjoying a walk by the Vallency river in Boscastle

Discover how Hardy was inspired by the area 

The Valency Valley near Boscastle in Cornwall will forever be linked with Thomas Hardy and his first wife Emma, whom he met at St Juliot rectory in 1870.


Our work

Flooded Boscastle

Find out how we have regenerated the area alongside the community 

Boscastle, which we help to look after, suffered devastating floods in August 2004 but within days the village was getting back on its feet and working towards rebuilding the community.


Places to stay


Get involved

Volunteers repairing a Cornish wall

Ranger taster days 

There are regular opportunities to spend a day with our ranger teams in North Cornwall. You'll be helping to play a part in caring for our remarkable coastline.