The plan of getting out and getting away whenever possible continued. Things are booked for the future weeks and months and loads of plans for weekends inbetween. Revisits to places, new visit to places, the idea is not to stay in the same town that I’ve been forced to frequent these last 12 months and more. If we end up back locked up I want to have explored as much as humanly possible in that time. This time it was camping, not wild camping on Dartmoor this time (much to my youngest’s disappointment) but a camp site in north Cornwall near to Camelford. The site was perfect we slept well, but with other residents on the site, we were far quieter than on Dartmoor. The walk was good, I’d checked the weather and it changed overnight with rain now forecast for 3pm onwards, so we headed off reasonably early. All booted up by 10.30am we headed off down the hill into the harbour, having found some nice free roadside parking. We joined the coastal path and made good ground, however the constant up and down hit after a couple of hours. One particular section into the Rocky Valley was a real treat but energy sapping and nothing like any other part of the coastal path that I’d seen. However we were struggling on the climbs so I decided to stop short of Tintagel Castle and pick up the road back to Boscastle. We’ll have to come back, gladly.
Start – Boscastle
Route – Boscastle harbour – South West Coastal Path – Willapark Lookout station – Firebeacon Hill – Rocky Valley – Willapark – Bossiney – Halgabron – Trethevey – Boscastle
Distance – 7 miles Start time – 10.30am Time taken – 4hrs 15mins Highest Point – Willapark Lookout 97 metres
Weather – Cloudy, bits of sunshine, drizzle walking back to Boscastle