Boscastle to Tintagel
27th May 2021
||Elevation in meters
Note: Discrepancy between Garmin Data and OS Map Data
for total ascent
Start Point (SX 0999 9125) in Boscastle Harbour...... have your 20p ready for the toilet block!
The Cobweb Inn
The Bridge House
Keep to the left of the river
Take the road to the left
Entrance to Boscastle Harbour
Heading towards Willapark
This area of coastal land is easy to spot as it has a white-washed lookout tower on its summit, a useful landmark to sailors looking for the entrance to the harbour. The history of the lookout tower is uncertain, being shown as 'Pleasure House', 'prospect house' and 'observatory' on old maps and in early guide books. However, for 100 years it's thought to have served as a coast guard lookout. The site of an Iron Age cliff castle is evidence that Willapark was used as a defensive site and tells us that humans have occupied the area since 200BC.
Courtesy of www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Looking back to Willapark
Tintagel 3.5 miles
Looking back from Fire Beacon Hill
Looking towards Tintagel, with the hotel just visible on the headland
The way ahead.... a huge drop to a small footbridge followed by a substantial climb the other side
The climb the other side
Looking back to the "Cornwall Matterhorn"
Another huge descent to a footbridge with a climb the other side
Another flat headland called "Willapark"
Barras Nose.....Heading to Tintagel castle
Footbridge to Tintagel Castle
Steep track up to the village