It was with a little trepidation that we set out from Boscastle the scene of such flooding in 2004 on a day when it had been raining so much in the week before. We were greeted with a sharp hail storm. The walk up the Valancey river trial was predictably wet under foot for the 15 walkers and several dogs of various sizes, a couple of new members and a couple of guests joined us for the walk including a couple of students from Falmouth University working on a project about hidden Cornwall.
As we climbed out of Boscastle there was even some sunshine for a couple of minutes but rain and hail was never far away.
Shelter for luch was taken in the Forrabury Church although only to porch was open so it was a tight squeeze to sit out the hail storm.
We then made our way past the medieval Forrabury Stiches up to the Coastwatch lookout before heading back to the harbour at Boscastle. A slightly shorter walk than planned originally by Tim, none the less exhilerating.