Boscastle Harbour, Cornwall

A sheltered natural inlet with an unspoilt harbour village

Upcoming events

Hedging at California Quarry, Boscastle

Sun 17 May 2020
Help us to improve access on the Southwest Coast Path

Valency Valley – Himalayan Balsam removal

Tue 02 Jun 2020
Help us to pull out this invasive species all along the river banks

Bracken & Balsam - Valency Valley, Boscastle

Sun 21 Jun 2020
We’ll be bashing the bracken and pulling up the balsam to allow space for other plants to grow

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.