SWCP Day 43. Langton Matravers to South Haven Point

Today's distance walked - approx 25 kms (15.5 miles).
Ascent - approx 350m (1086 ft).

I was up early, even for me today, and enjoyed my breakfast at 5am with a gorgeous sunrise. I said goodbye to Steve and left camp at 6.40. As I walked the couple of Kms back to the coast path, the sun was catching the Eastern end of the Isle of Wight beautifully. It was another fab morning on trail! As I walked back down to Dancing Ledge a couple were sleeping in each others arms on a mattress on the cliff...

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SWCP Day 40. Castletown, Portland to Osmington Mills

Today's distance walked - approx 13 kms (8 miles).
Ascent - approx 100m (328 ft).

I woke at 5am and had a coffee and Museli bar in my little hotel room. I went downstairs for breakfast at 7.15am, and chatted to the new hotel owners about the history of the building and their plans to restore it's seafaring heritage. I left at 9am. The sun came out at 9.30, as I was making my way back via the marina. At Ferrybridge the trail followed a historic railway line route to Weymouth.

Mid way, I...

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SWCP Day 18. Rest Day in Marazion & St Michael’s Mount

I had a sleep-in this morning and woke at 7.30am seriously overheating in my tent! I enjoyed breakfast and a coffee, then went for a second (big) breakfast with Steve at the Chapel Rock cafe in Marazion, before he continued on the trail.
I had a thoroughly lazy day which mostly involved visiting St Michael's Mount. It's a castle on an island 500m offshore, and is linked by a causeway at low tide.

There is evidence of the mount having been populated for 3000 years. For 300 years it was...

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SWCP Day 9. Crackington Haven to Tintagel

Today's distance walked - approx 18.4kms (11.4 miles).
Ascent - approx 1065m (3494ft)

I woke up at 6.30am after an OK sleep on my epic, but sloping pitch. I had a lazy morning and didn't set off until about 8.15am (spider checks took a bit of time). As I got going I felt much more positive about today as it wasn't raining yet and the wind wasn't too strong! The day was much the same as yesterday, and the path took me over beautiful sea cliffs (the highest in Cornwall) with very steep...

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