South West Coast Path 2019

2018's section of the South West Coast Path never happened, the year being taken up with a combination of art exhibitions and the asthma-y aftermath of the TGO Challenge. So it was 2 years, almost to the day, that Dad and I returned to Bude for the 60 mile (or so) section to Barnstaple. What … Continue reading South West Coast Path 2019

A Different Coast to Coast – Devon

I've already told the story of the actual walk, but also wanted to wrap up some comments on the planning for the trip and some general thoughts on the walk and route themselves. So here goes... Firstly, my account of the walk (I'll add Paul's in due course when and if he gets around to … Continue reading A Different Coast to Coast – Devon

A Different Coast to Coast – Part 4: The Bottom Bit

Ivybridge to Wembury: 15 miles, 1 day The half day did us both good in topping up the tanks ready for the final stretch of the walk. I don't think either of us had particularly high hopes for this final day's walk, but personally I can pretty much steel myself for anything with the knowledge … Continue reading A Different Coast to Coast – Part 4: The Bottom Bit

A Different Coast to Coast – Part 2: The Middle Bit

Knowstone to Drewsteignton, 29 miles, 2 days As is always the case on a long distance walk, a night spent in a proper bed and the body filled with a proper breakfast gives you a bit of a spring in your step. And so it was as we started out for day 3, tempered only … Continue reading A Different Coast to Coast – Part 2: The Middle Bit

Tors and Beaches – A week in Devon

Every year close to Easter, we get together with a group of old university friends - a tradition that's been going on for 20 years now. Consequently we're running out of new places to go, and as we've evolved into family groups and acquired children and dogs, additional criteria that further restrict our choice of location … Continue reading Tors and Beaches – A week in Devon