a view towards Boscastle harbour from the bridge

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, our countryside space is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe. The Trust shop and café are closed until further notice.

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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Places to stay

Harbour View holiday cottage, Boscastle, Cornwall

Stay a little longer 

You can stay just a stone's throw from the harbour at cottages full of individual character or, if you prefer somewhere a little more off the beaten track, Elm Cottage might be the perfect place to stay.



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.


Our work




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.