Tag Archives: North Devon

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 #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 #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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SWCP Walk #5 & #6 Ilfracombe to Croyde Bay

This was without doubt by most favourite leg yet. We had rolling hills, impressive crags, long sweeping bays and even an upward waterfall! Perhaps it was the sunshine brilliantly highlighting our walk or the churning sea crashing below but that … Continue reading

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SWCP walk #4 Combe Martin to Ilfracombe

Before I started this, 5 miles would have been a fairly decent length for a walk, and I doubt I would have got the interest of many of my walking friends had I suggested longer. But this walk was a … Continue reading

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SWCP walk #3 Lynmouth to Combe Martin

Nearly 7 hours of strenuous walking on Saturday, in what was the last of the Exmoor sections, walk #3 was our toughest section yet. We were rejoined by LN with the addition of her husband CW, and of course with … Continue reading

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SWCP walk #2 – Porlock Weir to Lynmouth

Saturday’s walk was 6.5 hours of coastal forests, waterfalls, tunnels, steep ascents and descents and sheer drops, finished off with a pint at The Rising Sun in Lynmouth. Walk stats: Start: Porlock Weir, Somerset Finish: Lynmouth, North Devon Mileage: 12.1m … Continue reading

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