Folklore and Magic walks around Boscastle
This will be a great opportunity to explore Boscastle, its folklore, natural history and its
rich maritime heritage. In Cornwall magic, folklore and the landscape are never far apart.
The walk begins with the curious story of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and
its enigmatic founder Cecil Williamson in a tale of witchcraft, espionage and the
Magic of Cornwall. From there we venture into the ancient landscape around
Boscastle, to hopefully re-discover that myth and magic is far from something
that has been lost in the past … as Mr Williamson once said, “It still goes on today!”
In the summer, there will be Wednesday walks starting outside the Museum at 2pm. This will be a great chance to explore Boscastle in an unusual and inspiring way and to see the Museum in the context of the surrounding landscape along with its folklore. Tickets are £7 per person, £6 concessions (ticket price includes entry to the Museum) – strictly after the walk, and not beforehand, paid direct to the Guide.
Walks will start outside the Museum at 2pm. Sensible shoes and a bottle of water are recommended. No need to pre-book.
There are two different walks.
“The Trail of the Sea Witches”
A two mile walk (lasting around an hour and a half) exploring Boscastle Harbour,
the cliffs, the White Tower, Forrabury Church and the Stitches, looking at the places
where pirates, smugglers and the sea witches once plied their trades.
July 17th and 31st, August 14th and 28th
“The Trail of the Saints and Witches of Wood and Water”
A three mile walk (lasting around two and a half hours) in the woods where saints,
ghosts and witches once passed. Exploring the Valency River and Valley,
Minsters Woods and Churchyard and the memorial for Joan Wytte, the
Fighting Fairy Woman of Bodmin and the site of the old castle.
July 24th, August 7th and 21st, September 4th
We hope to see you on these popular and enchanting walks.