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SWCP #31b, 32, 33a Penzance to Predannack Wallas

When planning this walk, I began to ask myself whether it was worth the hassle. Could I justify dragging people out to the end of Cornwall to traipse along the coast path, come what may? I was constantly reviewing weather … Continue reading

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SWCP #30 & 31a Porthcurno to Penzance

And then the weather changed. This was a walk that nearly wasn’t, because we only did one day of what should have been a two-day camping weekend, and even then, we nearly didn’t… I guess we’d had it to too … Continue reading

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SWCP – notes on the path

Notes on equipment Having now walked 4 seasons, I feel I have a good sense of what is needed on your feet, head and back to get this walk done. That said, I have walked with 19 different people who … Continue reading

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SWCP #15 & 16 Crackington Haven to Boscastle and Boscastle to Tintagel

It seems odd to write this post, from so far back along in North Cornwall, when I have done some 100 miles of the path since, and so odd that I should be able to walk faster than something – … Continue reading

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SWCP #13b Morwenstow to Bude part 2

Part #2 Start: Morwenstow, Cornwall Finish: Bude, Cornwall Mileage: 6 ish Guide book timing: 4 hours Actual timing: 4 hours Grading: Severe Weather: 15 Deg, Sun and cloud Walkers: me, R, JC, AR, LN and Woody Miles to date: 124.3 … Continue reading

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SWCP #13 Hartland Quay to Bude Part 1

After an unplanned hiatus, we managed to get the second half of this severe complete last weekend – only 3 weeks after doing the first part. Certainly a walk of two halves: we were lulled into a false sense of safety … Continue reading

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SWCP walk #12 Clovelly to Hartland Quay

A walk of contrast today – combes, climbs, bluebells, sheer drops and jaw-dropping views! It took us far longer than the book suggested and, having thought my thermal trousers we done for the season, they were back out again for … Continue reading

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SWCP walk #11 Westward Ho! to Clovelly

This one was tough! But that’s probably due to the fact that the previous 30 + miles were flat – I know my lungs and legs certainly forgot what a hill was and this walk had several very steep ones! … Continue reading

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SWCP walk #9 & #10 Barnstaple to Westward Ho!

Good grief this was long! Almost 19 miles along two estuaries and through 5 settlements: almost completely flat, with sunshine, a cool breeze and some determination we made it to Westward Ho! in good time. Walk stats: Start: Barnstaple, North … Continue reading

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SWCP walk #7 & #8 Croyde Bay to Barnstaple

Our walks are getting longer and bigger but this was, certainly in comparison to the previous stretch, the least interesting. We joined two legs together, to try to get down the estuary as fast as possible. The weather wasn’t very … Continue reading

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