Category Archives: Walking

SWCP – Buck’s Mills to Hartland Point

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The eighth and final day of this walking trip, a leg of about 13 miles taking us to the small fishing port of Clovelly (although we didn’t pay to enter the village and wander round). A mixture of terrain from step climbs through inlets, through woodland and across fields, we finally met up with Mel at Hartland Point and all… Read more »

SWCP – Appledore to Buck’s Mills

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After the rest and small shortcut of yesterday, the next planned stopover at Westward Ho! is closer than expected, and the one after, Clovelly, is within reach today. Westward Ho! is only about 2 miles from the campsite a the proverbial crow flies, but we opt to retrace our steps to Appledore and follow the coast path around the headland… Read more »

SWCP – Braunton to Appledore

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Talk about a change of scene, today was a scene of complete flatness with the exception of the bridge over the River Taw. I was feeling pretty pooped after covering the 11 miles to Instow, the product of somewhat fitful sleeping in the tent the last few nights. As a result I opted to spend the afternoon with the Sunday… Read more »

SWCP – Lynmouth to Combe Martin

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A slog of a day, seemed to go on forever but partly due to two big climbs and several smaller ones. Lost my walking companion dye to injury, but managed to walk the afternoon in the company of two nice Germans (hello Sebastian and Nadine!) who I helped get acquainted with their first experience of real ale (Exmoor Stag and… Read more »

SWCP – Porlock to Lynmouth

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Today was interesting, largely because for most of it you can easily forget that you are walking a coastal footpath. The route spends quite a lot of time in the woods, and whilst the sea is never too far away, you often can’t see or hear it, and so it feels much more like an Exmoor walk than a coastal… Read more »

SWCP – Blue Anchor, Minehead, Porlock

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The journey along the coast path started a little east of the official start point in Minehead. As we were currently camped with the motorhome at Old Cleeve, that seemed like the best place to start. Officially, the walk along the coast here is part of the Somerset Coast Path, and I believe there are plans to try and officially… Read more »

Walking the South West Coast Path (SWCP)

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A map showing that section of coast path between Minehead and Clovelly

Finally, I get to go on a walking tour. I’ve been mad keen on doing something like this for best part of a year. Much of last year was lost to house renovations, and certainly meant that I couldn’t keep cycle fit, such that touring by bike at the moment would probably not be all that enjoyable. I have been… Read more »

Monsal Head, Monsal Dale, Sheldon, Bakewell and Great Longstone

Saturday, our last day in the Peak District for now, but no need to waste the opportunity for another walk. The sun was, after all, shining, but with the promise of thunderstorms for the evening and the journey back to Somerset. Starting from our lovely farm site in Little Longstone, a short walk brings you to Monsal Head, a deep… Read more »