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Tintagel to Boscastle

Region - Cornwall AONB

County/Area - Cornwall

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Ascent - 1970 feet / 597 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SX057884
Lat 50.662774 // Long -4.750614
Postcode PL34 0EE (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This Cornwall walk combines a superb section of Cornish coastline and one of the prettiest fishing harbours in England with a rural section including the woodland of St Nectan's Glen. This is not an easy walk and after rain the section through the Glen can be very muddy.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer 111Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer 111Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 190Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 190Digital Map1:50kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 200Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 200Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

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Walk 3279 Tors of Bodmin Moor - moderate - 10.0 miles/16.3 km

Walk 3264 Port Quin & Port Isaac Circular - easy/mod - 5.7 miles/9.3 km

Walk 2730 St Gennys & Castle Point from Crackington Haven - easy/mod - 3.0 miles/4.9 km

Walk 2731 Cambeak from Crackington Haven - easy/mod - 4.3 miles/7 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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