Port Gaverne to Boscastle

3/5/14 Free car parks in Camelford, so it was the bus to Port Gaverne from there. It started with a steep climb going away from the coast, which set the tone for the next couple of hours. Here is the descent towards Barrett's Zawn.

It wasn't hot, but jumpers were off now and I was happy not to need the cap. Near Dannonchapel, we could look down towards what might have been part of an old quarry.

After this came the valley at Jacket's Point. The steps down here disappeared over the cliff, but fortunately they are now fenced off. You might be able to make them out from the picture below.

There was only one more valley at Tregardock before the last big descent to Trebarwith Strand.

The Port William is the first building below this picture. I think we deserved our pints of Tribute (4.2%) and Spring Brew (4.4%) for £6.98. It has the feel of an eating house and is a hotel, but was nice. We had our pasties from one of the shops though.

The old slate quarries became more conspicuous between here and Tintagel. The ships used to moor alongside the quarries themselves.

On arrival at Tintagel Castle, there was a sign saying 4.5 miles to Boscastle. This was a little further than I thought, so we tried to speed up in order to get there to catch the bus. I thought we made it just in time, but I guess it was early. So we killed some time with another pint, pasty and leisurely stroll around the harbour, which made a change from rushing through the resorts. Then it was the last bus back to Camelford.

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