Boscastle in the autumn

Important notice -

Boscastle harbour, coast and countryside are open. The National Trust shop, café, second hand bookshop and visitor centre are closed.

A sheltered natural inlet with an unspoilt harbour village

A view of Boscastle harbour

Walking at Boscastle 

Boscastle offers a walk to suit everyone. Whether you are looking for a gentle stroll around the harbour or a longer route taking in the coast and Valency Valley you will find it here. Please follow government guidelines on social distancing at all times.


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visitors enjoying a walk by the Vallency river in Boscastle

The Hardy Connection 

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.


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Dizzard Wood

North Cornwall is well known for its spectacular coastline. Perhaps not so much for being home to some special woodlands. Dizzard Wood (near Crackington) is one such example and is home to many rare lichens. Find out more from Ancient Tree Advisor Brian Muelaner, who’s joined by Lead Ranger for the area, Jeff Cherrington.

Valency Valley at Boscastle

The Valency Valley

The Valency Valley is a beautiful, heavily wooded valley near Boscastle in Cornwall. The Valency river runs through it and is home to a variety of wildlife.