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SWCP: Kynance Cove to Ruan Minor

Sunday 17th July 2016

Although I’d opted to stop for lunch a few hundred metres south of Kynance Cove and away from the mass of sunbathers, I also knew that I wasn’t too far from Lizard Point; one of the highlights of this walk, as set out when I had initially planned it.

Lizard Point was just one thrown too far. I was hungry and, although my lunch box was ill-prepared, I was aware of the benefits of stopping sooner; unsure of exactly how much further I would otherwise have to walk.

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SWCP: Poldhu to Kynance Cove

Sunday 17th July 2016

In this first instalment of last Sunday’s walk, I take my first miles along the South West Coast Path through Cornwall, having already covered a portion of Dorset and most of the short stretch through Somerset.

This was officially my first full day in Cornwall, having spent the night inside my tent. With a lack of breakfast available on site due to a faulty hob, I was up and away sooner than I might otherwise have been.

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Back From Cornwall

At around 19.00 last night, I completed the long journey back from my four-day weekend in Cornwall.

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St. Michael’s Mount, Marazion.

Weather-wise, it was glorious and it appears as though this ‘heatwave’ has also spread throughout Somerset. I managed to get a lot done and it was a good experience. There’s a lot to write about that will come your way in good time.

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Cornwall-bound

My first holiday of the year has been a long time coming but, the waiting is almost over…

[Image credit: cornwalls.co.uk]

On Saturday, I’ll be making the long drive down to Cornwall for three nights of camping and the coast!

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Blue Anchor to Porlock Weir (Part 2)

Sunday 29th May 2016

We spent a good hour lazing in the sun at the summit of North Hill. That zig-zagging climb in the 21°C temperature had certainly taken it out of us.

It was time to decide… Would we take the ‘rugged alternate‘ path from here or, lose sight of the sea in favour of a presumed-easier walk along higher ground but still, following the South West Coast Path?

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Blue Anchor to Porlock Weir (Part 1)

Sunday 29th May 2016

We approached this walk with a slight feeling of sadness, as it will be the penultimate walk in our challenge to walk the Somerset Coast Path in its entirety.

Setting off from one of the many free parking bays beside the seafront of Blue Anchor, we were destined for a finish at Porlock Weir.

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Lilstock to Blue Anchor (Part 2)

Saturday 14th May 2016

From the edge of the holiday park where we had stopped for lunch, there was but a short distance before we would reach the village of Doniford.

Soon after that, we’d be returning to a walk that lies directly beside the sea.

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Lilstock to Blue Anchor (Part 1)

Saturday 14th May 2016

Having left the horror of Hinkley Point behind us, we were set to continue further along the England Coast Path, moving ever closer to the western end of the South West Coast Path.

Without any inland diversion awaiting our next steps, this would become our first full and proper coastal walk since crossing the beaches of Berrow and Burnham-on-Sea, back in September.

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