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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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Combwich to Lilstock (Part 2)

Thursday 28th April 2016

At long last, we were returning to the coast in its purest form.

Beyond the beaches of seaside towns and somewhere beyond the riverside trail… Now, all we had to overcome was a nuclear power station!

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Combwich to Lilstock (Part 1)

Thursday 28th April 2016

On a rare day off from work, where else would I rather be but out walking in the countryside?!

There were two things that made this walk extra special… First; it would be a continuation of the coastal walk that began last summer. Second; I would get to share it with a friend, who also happened to be free on this day.

This is Part 1 of our latest instalment, following the Somerset Coast Path.

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Minehead and the SWCP (Part 2)

Sunday 20th December 2015

Continuing on from the tail-end of Part 1, where I’d stopped for lunch beside the sea in Minehead; I was now ready to my most local stretch of the South West Coast Path for the very first time.

Selworthy, with my parked car, was the ultimate destination. My only other aim from here on was to experience it, without any certainty as to what may or may not lie ahead.

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Selworthy to Minehead (Part 1)

Sunday 20th December 2015

It was one-day before the official Winter Solstice date and, with work otherwise interfering, this was best chance of repeating the feat of a long walk, like a did across the Mendips, one year earlier.

I felt inspired to head further south and deeper in to Somerset. Having been to the Quantocks only weeks earlier, I felt compelled to head further west to Selworthy (just past Minehead) and tackle a walk I had intended to do back in June, which involves a few miles of the South West Coast Path.

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Winter Solstice Walk

Those of you who follow my Facebook Page may’ve already seen this and the same applies to anyone following me on Twitter or directly on YouTube. I didn’t have time to write about this seven-days ago but I have produced a video from my Winter Solstice walk down in West Somerset.

It began in the village, of Selworthy, just west of Minehead and headed east to join the South West Coast Path at its start point, before a westward return, taking in Selworthy Beacon ahead of the end.

This is a route I devised for myself back in June, when I went camping in the heart of Exmoor. Due to an even mix of time, energy and weather, I wasn’t able to attempt it after sixteen-miles of the Perambulation challenge. So, I decided to do it last Sunday.

This video’s a little less slideshow-ish than my others and is partly inspired by Wiltshire Man and some of his videos. I’ve tried to make it a little more ‘involved’, maybe even engaging and I welcome all feedback in the mean time.

I’ll also be completing a written post to complement this walk, in time.

Thanks for reading and for watching.

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