Tintagel & the Cornish Coast
Friday 17th - Sunday 19th November, 2017
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Visit King Arthur country with us this Autumn and explore the rugged and romantic North Cornwall coastline. Journeying along the beautiful coastal path we'll see the ruins of Tintagel castle, explore Merlin's cave and walk along the sea cliffs overlooking the golden sands of Crackington Haven.
The picturesque harbour of Boscastle is one of Cornwall’s most romantic places. The long narrow valley runs down to a steep and rocky entrance to the raging sea beyond. It is a place steeped in history, associated with authors and artists who have been inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty, but its also been a working harbour, both for fishermen and stone workers over the years. The main village sitting on the hill above the harbour is also an interesting place to explore - you can visit art galleries and local potteries and also take in some incredible coastal views.
Despite suffering extensive flood damage in 2004, Boscastle (Kastel Boterel in Cornish) has been entirely restored to its former Elizabethan glory. The village's medieval harbour and village lie hidden in a steep sided valley. This natural harbour on the North Cornwall coastline was created by the confluence of three rivers. It's a great base for exploring the nearby moorlands, sheltered wooded valleys and coastal footpaths offering magnificent views into the Atlantic Ocean.
Boscastle is easily accessible being just an hour's drive from Exeter and 2.5 hours from Bristol. It is famed for its stunning coastline, which is littered with hidden churches and the ruins of castles. There is more than the odd legend surrounding the ruins, many of them about King Arthur. The area is known for its history of witchcraft, and not far from our accommodation is the world's largest witchcraft museum. Check out the video on the right for some highlights!
EC adventures are informal, friendly and great fun! They're made up of singles, couples and small sets of friends with ages typically ranging from mid 20s to mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome. Whether it's your first time exploring the outdoors or you're an adventure professional, EC adventures are a great way to meet like-minded people in a safe, welcoming and fun environment.
You're welcome to arrive at the accommodation any time from 6pm on the Friday - if you arrive earlier, you can take the opportunity to explore the village and the harbourside. Your EC host Alex will be on hand ready to welcome you, show you around the hostel and get you settled into your room. Friday is all about getting to know each other and relaxing after your journey - there's no food included on Friday evening but there will be a number of options available locally.
On Saturday morning you'll be provided with hot and cold breakfast options before heading out to explore the amazing Cornish coast right from the door. The exact walks will be available nearer the date but will include visits to Tintagel Castle and Crackington Haven along the South West Coast Path. On your return to the accommodation there'll be a home cooked meal provided by your EC host and then time for everyone to relax and enjoy an evening socialising. After another cooked breakfast on Sunday morning, there will be options for both full day and half day walks, and then it's up to you to decide if you want to stay longer and enjoy more of what Boscastle has to offer!
We'll have exclusive use of the recently refurbished YHA Boscastle. This unique youth hostel offers top quality accommodation for 24 plus a large open lounge/dining area and outside seating for those who like eating in the late autumn sunshine!
A lovely spot in a steep-sided valley on the rugged north Cornwall coast, this National Trust-owned rural retreat is on the harbour edge. Here, on your Cornish coast break, you can sit and watch this pretty, bustling fishing village come to life during the day and return to a sleepier pace in the evenings.
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- 2 full days of guided walking around the North Cornish coast
- 2 nights' accommodation in the recently refurbished YHA Boscastle youth hostel
- 2 x breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning
- 1 x home-cooked dinner on Saturday night
- EC Host for the weekend
- Price for EC CLUB Members - £99
- Price for non EC CLUB Members - £109
If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.