Tag Archives: South West England

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 #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 #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 – 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 #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 #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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