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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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Good Friday Coastal Walk (Part 2)

Good Friday – 25th March 2016

14.00 has passed. My stomach was growling and I still had a distance to cover before I would reach Kimmeridge Bay. I was close to the halfway point on my route, if not slightly beyond it.

At around 14.30, it finally crept in to view.

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#Walk1000Miles – March 2016

Ignore today’s date for a moment as there’ll be no such tomfoolery in this blog post.

March has been a positive month for walking and perhaps even more so than any other, so far this year.

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