Tag Archives: North Cornwall

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 # 27.5, 28 & 29 Zennor Head to Porthcurno – DAY 1

Oh what a weekend! Another camping delight that saw us get round the corner (Land’s End) and past what I believe to be the furthest point (as the crow flies) from Exeter. The usual suspects walked for the weekend: JC … Continue reading

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SWCP #26 & 27 Portreath to Zennor Head part 2

Following on from our previous day’s walk, the 3 of us continued on a walk of stark contrasts. The luscious colours and glitzy feel of Carbis Bay, followed by the tourist mecca and artistic hub of St Ives, and then … Continue reading

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SWCP #25, 26 & 27 Portreath to Zennor Head – Day 1

Bank holiday weekend in August saw us back on the path, and enjoying camping too. We managed to chuck a few walks together and get from Portreath through Hayle to Lelant on the first day, and then from Lelant to … 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 – half way…

I’ve done it! I have reached (over) half way and am now on the home straight. Nearly 11 months after starting, and nowhere near finishing, here’s a reflection on what it is to walk the South West Coast Path… The … Continue reading

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SWCP #22 & 23 Newquay to Perranporth

This was undoubtedly one of my favourite walks – not least because we walked on my birthday weekend but we were lucky to have had wall to wall sunshine, fabulous camping and great friends. I have set the bar very … Continue reading

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SWCP #21 Porthcothan to Newquay

This walk took us from the quiet little bay of Porthcothan, where we had finished the previous Sunday to Newquay, arguably the biggest party town in the southwest, well- known for its world class surfing as well as a stag … Continue reading

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SWCP #19 & 20 Padstow to Porthcothan

I don’t think there has been a stretch I have not enjoyed or found exhilarating, but this stretch was certainly one of my favourites. Perhaps it was the crystal clear turquoise waters and white sand that made me think of … Continue reading

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SWCP #18 Port Isaac to Rock

The final day of our four-day walking marathon was another sunny day taking us from the idyllic Port Isaac, made famous by Martin Clunes as grumpy Doc Martin and finishing in Rock, the north side of the river Camel. Date: … Continue reading

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