Three Weeks in!

We are sitting here in the sunshine at a lovely campsite in Tintagel, having come back north to “fill in the gap” by doing the three tough days we postponed due to last weekend’s gale warnings. Today we were walking by 7am as Tintagel to Port Isaac is the first...

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Change of Plan

Today we were expecting to be up on the high tops again, including the highest cliff in Cornwall, however the 05.20 shipping forecast (yes folks, we really are awake at that time) predicted “gale force 8” in this area, so we had a quick revision of schedule and headed south...

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What makes a perfect walk?

Perfect walks like we had today cannot really be planned or duplicated. Sometimes all the ingredients just combine to make something very special.  An early start helps as the slanting light gives clarity to every feature of the landscape. This morning we set out at 7am, a necessity as the...

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A Wet Holiday Weekend.

We would not wish a cold, wet and windy Bank Holiday Weekend on anyone, but for us the rain has come at just the right time – our enforced rest days. Yesterday we drove to Westward Ho! Where we were made very welcome at the recently built Baptist Church. Having...

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A Day Off and a different kind of “Blue Day”.

Yesterday was the last day in the Barnstaple Apartment and our first day off from walking, so we caught up on essential chores – laundry, food shopping and logistical planning for the coming week (something we struggle to concentrate on after a long day walking). Today we are back to...

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Significant Milestone!

Today’s easy 12mls to Westward Ho!,  again under clear blue skies, took us beyond our first hundred miles. As we look back towards headlands far behind us, we marvel once again that we are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’!

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Graham’s Summary of Week 1 of The Big Walk.

We have been blessed with wonderful walking weather! As a result we have been able to walk every day and have progressed from Minehead to Instow, 76mls on the path with an additional 15mls getting to and from start and finish points. Hold onto your hat, it’s rather breezy up...

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