Day 6: Explore Bude & Beyond...

Experience - North Coast of Cornwall

Day 6: Explore Bude & Beyond...

Last day of your holiday, start again with another great breakfast before perhaps venturing further North from Boscastle.

First stop could be lesser known Crackington Haven. Admire the beautiful bay and headland and indulge in a walk from your holiday information pack that will give you best aspect of the area.

Well known for wreckers and smugglers this stretch of coast has much history of the coastal dark arts, which alongside the naturally hazardous currents and coastline make for quite a list of maritime losses. With such a reputation it gave rise to the following saying “From Padstow Point to Lundy Light, Is a watery grave by day or night”. Your holiday information pack will help pick out the choice stories.

Along some 40 miles of coastline Bude is one of just a handful of safe havens for sailing vessels but is itself tidal, small and consequently quite unsafe during storms. Many who have sought the safety of Bude Haven have tragically paid the price.

We will provide you with an area walking and town guide for Bude giving an interesting insight into the history of the area, including the Bude canal, as well as more land based evidence of this treacherous coastline. A visit to Bude can either scratch the surface or really get under the skin of the area...Let us help you see a lot more than just the beaches and tourist shopping experience!

We can also arrange archery, horse-riding, bike hire, sea and course fishing as well as surfing lessons, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing and coasteering for the most adventurous...

When booking your holiday with Classic Escapes discuss your leisure interests with your dedicated holiday organiser.

Onwards again find out more about the importance of this area during Tudor and Stuart times, until you reach Morwenstow. Home to the more than colourful Reverend Hawker, he resided here from 1834 to 1874. Opium addict, eccentric, poet and natural wit, even now his irrepressible character is embedded on the area. Upon his death in 1875 a tribute read: “None among the many who knew him, especially those of his own parish , will ever think of Robert Hawker without remembering his genial manner and kindness of heart; his unwearied hospitality; his hatred of the misuse of power; his readiness at any cost to resist oppression, not of himself only but of others; and, above all, his love and tenderness of the poor.”

Your holiday information pack will show you the way to Hawker’s Hut, still situated on the coast path. Built of driftwood by Hawker all those years ago dressed in seaman’s jersey and cassock, where he smoked his opium, meditated and wrote poetry; a fittingly contemplative conclusion to the last day of your holiday experiencing life - past and present - on this wonderful stretch of Cornwall’s coast.

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