Tag Archives: South West Coast Path

SWCP – an unprecedented pause…

It saddened me greatly when it dawned on me last weekend that we’d have to hang up our boots for some time… The thought of weekends slipping by unwalked, and unexplored on the coast path fills me with dread and … Continue reading

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SWCP #35b & 36a Kennack Sands to Porthoustock

After a reluctant pause of about a month, we tried to get back on the path. By this time, however, the weather really had turned. We seemed to have a succession of wet and windy weekends, and becuase of the … 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 #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 #17 – Tintagel to Port Isaac

Day three of our 4 day camping and walking adventure was probably the toughest we’d done so far. The sun had come out to join us: a welcome wonder from the previous day. But it beat down relentlessly on the … 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 #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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