Day 7 - Jamaica Inn to Boscastle – The Smugglers Way
Distance 16 miles - Grade Strenuous to Severe Grade on the Open Moor then moderate to Boscastle - What these grades mean
Your final day takes you on the Smugglers Way, over the highest points and peaks in Cornwall, climbing 5 tors with some of the most fantastic panoramas in the west country. Tough walking on the moor once again is rewarded with climbs to the dramatic stone stack sculptures hewn out by the elements, along the moors exposed ridges. As you come down from the tors, the route takes you along an abandoned WW2 airport runway in between the crumbling control towers and bunkers, before dropping to the coast down remote bubbling tributaries of the surging Valency river. Following in Hardy’s footsteps for the final section, down his “leaf covered aisle” to the fascinating hamlet of Boscastle, with its unique natural Fjord like harbour, witchcraft museum and wild Atlantic coastline. Your 100 mile circle complete take a well-earned refreshment in the Cobweb Inn as you reach the harbour satisfied in the knowledge that no other route in Cornwall could have revealed such variety of trail in its walking experience.
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