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Boscastle to Tintagel

27th May 2021

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Distance Time Elevation in meters

Km
Elapsed
Hrs-Mins
Moving
Hrs-Mins
Gain Loss Min Max
8.92 2H50 1H54 295 225 12 91

   

   

 

 

 

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

Meachard

Willapark

  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

 

 

 

Willapark

 

 

 

 

Looking back to Willapark

 

 

Tintagel 3.5 miles

 

 

 

 

 

Looking back from Fire Beacon Hill

Cornwall's Matterhorn

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

 

 

 

 

Rocky Valley

Looking back to the "Cornwall Matterhorn"

Benoath Cove

Lye Rock

 

 

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

 

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Steep track up to the village

Tintagel Village