Walk - Boscastle Farm Shop - A Short Circuit

0.6 miles (1.0 km)

Boscastle Farm Shop - PL35 0HH Boscastle Farm Shop

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The South West Coast Path is the long-distance walking route which completely encircles the South West Peninsula, giving access to the finest coastal scenery the country can offer. The Boscastle Farm Shop is ideally located for some short explorations of the fabulous scenery of the South West Coast Path in this part of North Cornwall. If you've had a taste of the local produce, now try a taste of the local landscape!

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Higher Tresmorn Farm

A perfect place to stay, offering quiet or relaxing B&B accomodation in a friendly & cosy medieval farmhouse. Breathtaking views over the coastline-ideally located for the Coast Path.

Lower Meadows House B&B

Lower Meadows House, a family run Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Boscastle. Within 5 minutes walk from the coast path.

The Wellington Hotel

A 3 Star hotel by the sea in the beautiful village of Boscastle,the Wellington has an amazing location, superb food and a sense of history.

Wigwam Holidays ® Great Tregath

A perfect complement of outdoor living and luxurious ensuite insulated wooden cabins. Transport service from any accessible point within range

Beaver Cottages

2 dog friendly self catering cottages (sleeping up to 4 and 6) with enclosed gardens, close to SWCP, Tintagel and Trebarwith Strand beach. 0.25 miles from Coast Path. WiFi and car parking available. Also offering one night stays for walkers.

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Route Description

  1. From the Farm Shop go into the field at the rear. Cross the field, bearing right and downhill to the Cornish hedge along the bottom.

See the notes on this location in the first Taster walk.

  1. Cross the stone stile in the Cornish hedge.

Note the acorn waymark here. The South West Coast Path is a National Trail, and all National Trails use the acorn symbol as their waymark.
After crossing over the stile turn immediately left along the path.
Quite soon there are further magnificent views back over the cove at Pentargon, including now a glimpse of a waterfall that plunges down the cliff from the bottom of the valley to the cove. The waterfall is the result of long-term coastal erosion eating the cliffs back up the valley. The stream now ends abruptly before it naturally would. Thus it falls rather than flows to sea level.
Continue along the path, passing through a kissing-gate into a field.

  1. Continue on the Coast Path, along the bottom of the field, to the next kissing-gate.

These fields are of nature conservation importance and are farmed under agreement with Natural England (the Government's wildlife agency) using no artificial fertilisers or sprays. 

  1. Go through this kissing-gate and turn left, leaving the Coast Path and following alongside the hedge. At the far end go through a gate on the left and cross the field to another gate in a gap in the hedge opposite and slightly to the left. Go through this gate and cross the next field to return to the Farm Shop.

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