A weekend with Smugglers, Wreckers and Ghosts

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Nov 04

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During the Hostel weekend, we'll be walking along the South West Coast Path.

Join us for an autumnal weekend in the historic village of Boscastle, with its medieval core and quintessential Cornish harbour.

This is one of those weekend when you really want a good autumnal Cornish Haag to really build up the atmosphere and mysticism of the area.

Boscastle is one of those places where you can feel the history of the smugglers, and pirates and wreckers in every breath you take, steeped in history, with countless authors and artists being inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty. The hostel itself is next door to the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic so you just know this is going to be an interesting weekend.  You can even experience some spirits of a different kind at the Wellington Inn just around the corner - famous for having 3 ghosts wandering it's corridors....

What's going to happen over the weekend

Friday Evening: Arrive, meet the rest of the group and socialise, welcome meeting and chill.  We'll have the usual buffet. Please bring something that can be shared between two or three people.

Saturday Day: After breakfast (which is included in the event cost), we’ll have a walk planned head into the surrounding countryside. We'll be heading up the River Valency before cutting across to the coastal path north of Boscastle and then heading back along the spectacular coastal path to base.

Please bring a packed lunch with you and maybe pack a flask for a hot drink if it’s cold. 

Or you can stay in the hostel and relax or take the day to explore the Cornish Coast if you've never visited the area.

Saturday Evening: Relax, socialise, and chillout until Dinner, included in the event cost.

Sunday: After breakfast (included in the event cost), we'll spend our final morning exploring the coast to the south of Boscastle heading out towards the National Coastwatch Lookout Station where there are amazing views across the coast.  There may even be a visit to the nearby Tintagel Castle to the south, birthplace of King Arthur himself....

This hostel has some double beds - please let the leader know in advance if you are travelling with a partner or friend and are happy to share a bed. 

Accessibility at Boscastle

Please note this hostel has options for anyone with accessibility needs.  

This hostel includes a ground floor 6 bed dormitory with an accessible en-suite bathroom.  The lounge, dining and kitchen are all located on the ground floor.

There is good colour contrast to floor, walls and doorways throughout the building. All public areas, halls, stairs and landings are well lit using a combination of ceiling and wall lights. The corridor flooring is carpet throughout.

Unfortunately there is no lift in the hostel to the 1st floor.  

It is unlikely that the group day events over the weekend will be suitable if you have accessibility requirements but please contact the leader to discuss and to suggest alternatives you could do instead of the walks.

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