We arrived in Cornwall early this afternoon, and having pitched Vera, we decided that we would walk to Boscastle, after all it only took us about 10 minutes in the van to get to Trewethett Farm Caravan Club Site…. of course that was via the road, we forgot that you have to go up hill, down dales, in, out of coves and headlands. However, the walk was spectacular, the sun shone and we gradually shed the layers.
We walked down passed the white hill fort and saw Boscastle from a different side. In the past we have driven into the village and parked in the car park but walking in you see the whole of the village from the sea end. First stop, the Pasty Shop, according to the signs, the best in Cornwall, we shall see. They were delicious but judging is out until we have some others to compare….
As we wandered around the village we noticed the quaint old buildings which have been converted into pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. The wonky rooftops and crooked cottages have real character. The limekiln and storage buildings give a brief reminder of Boscastle’s industrial past. On various buildings there are reminders and indications of the awful flood of 2004 which devastated the village.
We walked to the headland and Mike went to the top of the rock while I wimped out and sat on a rocky outcrop before the last climb.
Fabulous day and a great treat as we didn’t think we would have enough time to return to this picturesque fishing village.