Orchard Lodge Boscastle

Bossiney Beach between Boscastle and Tintagel Prideux Place, Padstow National Trust's Lanhydrock House, Bodmin Crackington Haven beach near Boscastle Bodmin Moor Beach near Orchard Lodge B&B, Boscastle Port Isaac - home of Boscastle harbour view

Seven Days Without A Car

Day One:  Walk on the coast path from Boscastle Harbour to Tintagel (5 miles). If the tide is right walk down to Bossiney beach and on to Tintagel to explore the legendary site of King Arthur’s castle.  The 595 bus will bring you back to Boscastle from opposite the Visitor Centre. Ask to get off at Doctor’s Corner.

Day Two: Take the 584 bus to Rock. Catch the regular ferry across the Camel and spend a day in Padstow, eating, shopping, walking and visiting 16th century Prideaux Place and deer park. Return same route.

Day Three: Bodmin and Wenford Railway, and Lanhydrock House, a National Trust gem. 595 service to Wadebridge. Change for Bodmin Parkway. Pleasant walk from station to Lanhydrock or catch the summertime steam service into Bodmin.

Day Four: A day on the beach? 595 service from Boscastle to Bude via Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay. Three beaches from which to choose or, if you prefer, a pleasant walk along the newly restored canal route, or hire a rowing boat.

Day Five: Murder mystery, museums and a jail. 595 service via Wadebridge to Bodmin. The court room experience, A Victorian murder trial, open daily, plus Bodmin Jail and death cells and local museum also open daily. If weather’s suitable take a picnic in the park.

Day Six: Easy cycling on the 17 mile Camel Trail, Britain’s most popular cycle way. 595 bus to Wadebridge, hire a bike at any one of three hire centres and push off towards Bodmin or Padstow.

Day Seven: Doc Martin and Port Isaac. 595 service, change at St. Columb Major. Follow in the footsteps of the TV GP; take in the harbour and the village trail. Return same route or 584 to Camelford and change at museum.

Alternatives: Any one of dozens of guided walks, leaflets in the guest sitting room or from the Boscastle Visitor Centre. Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft, open daily plus the Boscastle Flood experience continuously showing in the Visitor Centre.

South West Coast Path sign near BoscastleStay at Orchard Lodge holiday home and cycle the amazing Camel Trail
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