As the name suggests, a walk through Rocky Valley can be an energetic affair, but on the plus side you’ll get to see breathtaking scenery as you wander this riverside valley. Tucked between the north Cornwall towns of Tintagel and Boscastle, part of the South West Coast Path runs through the valley, and at points along the way you’ll see slate walls looming more than seventy feet above the river. You might pass a familiar building as you wander along, as Trevellit Mill was made famous by Thomas Creswick’s 1851 painting.
Speaking of things to look out for, keep your eyes peeled for some unusual rock carvings discovered in 1948, they're believed by some to date all the way back to the Bronze Age. Nobody’s quite sure where or when the carvings originate from, but it hasn’t stopped the area becoming a meaningful one to Pagans.
The Rocky Valley may not be the easiest of places to walk, but once you’re walking it you’ll enjoy the feeling of time stood still, as the river flows noisily past long-forgotten mills and the wildlife goes about its business. Some walkers recommend returning when the tide’s out if it’s in the first time you visit, as the scenery changes dramatically.