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Walk 76: Porlock to Minehead and the end of the SWCP – 3rd September 2020

Same drill as the day before: Matt dropped us at our glamorous start point, the public toilets at Porlock Weir, and drove on to Minehead in order to then walk back and meet us. The difference today was because of … Continue reading

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Walk 75: Lynmouth to Porlock – 2nd September 2020

Up early and out by 7.45 with Matt. He dropped us at Rock House in Lynmouth and drove on to Porlock Weir. The idea being that he would park and walk back towards us over the top path so that … Continue reading

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Walk 74: Hunter’s Inn, Heddon Valley to Lynmouth – 31st August 2020

All children/young adults present and correct: Louis, Ollie, Nelle, Tom, Mylo and Biba as well as Matt.  Ben dropped us at the Hunter’s Inn at Heddon and we crossed the busy, bubbling river to walk through the woods towards the … Continue reading

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Walk 73: Sandaway Holiday Park, Combe Martin to the Hunter’s Inn, Heddon Valley – 30th August 2020

‘Hanging on the Hangman’ It would be a lesson well-learnt to know that a night of celebratory drinking is not one best suited to some really tough coastal walking the next day. Really truly not. We knew what lay ahead … Continue reading

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Walk 72: Lee to Sandaway Carvan Park, Combe Martin – 29th August 2020

Breakfast, lunch made and out. Ben and Matt dropped us off at the cove in Lee, all rocky and shingly, by about 9.30 (a significantly later start than the 7ams at Kent to try and escape that phenomenal heat). No … Continue reading

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Mind(ing) the Gap (again) – Charmouth to Lyme Regis Cobb

Many of our trips to the West Country follow a particular route, one that enables us to stop at Felicity’s Farm Shop just before Lyme to stock up on The World’s Best Chocolate (Kernow Seasalt Milk Chocolate in case you … Continue reading

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Walk L: Birchington-on-Sea to Whitstable – 2nd August 2020

Lovely as Tim and the coach house had been, I was glad to leave Birchington and it’s ‘genteel’ take on the seaside experience. We were off and down the narrow passage to the prom just after 8am. Another ridiculously lovely … Continue reading

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Walk K: Ramsgate to Birchington-on-sea – 1st August 2020

Pinch punch first of the month. Barbara got me immediately I woke. Realised we were still pulsating from the heat of yesterday despite having kept the fan on all night. Not only the first but also Lammas. The start of … Continue reading

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Walk J: Deal to Ramsgate – 31st July 2020

We were breakfasted and out on the Deal seafront before 8am avoiding the Dutch golfing trio and hoping to get a little breeze and cool before the heatwave temperatures took hold. The pier that had looked wooden and rustic the … Continue reading

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Walk I: Dover to Deal – 30th July 2020

A stint of walking had been scheduled for Easter 2020 but since our last amble in March practically the entire world has been in lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been the weirdest global phenomenon in … Continue reading

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