SWCP Day 28. Trethill Cliffs, beyond Portwrinkle to Plymouth, to St Breward (off trail)

Today's distance walked - approx 21.2 kms (13.2 miles).
Ascent - approx 661m (2169 ft).

It was a very windy night on my little clifftop position. The tent was flapping wildly and I had to stretagically place my kit to stop the inner fly flapping into my head every 3 seconds. I woke up a lot, but felt refreshed enough when I got up at 5.40am. I was surprised to find that the tent was wet on the inner and outer fly - it must have been chilly last night. I poked my head out and there was a...

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SWCP Day 27. Polperro to Trethill Cliffs, beyond Portwrinkle

Today's distance walked - approx 20.4 kms (12.1 miles).
Ascent - approx 835m (2739 ft).

I had an amazing sleep on my feather pillow in my wonderful bed! I woke at 8.15am (!) and made a delicious plunger coffee with freshly ground coffee, and ate two home made cookies, which was all available in my room.

The House on the Props, Polperro

I got myself together and went down for breakfast. I had some little pastries and a poached egg on toast, with homemade walnut bread. I left Polperro at...

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SWCP Day 26. Polruan to Polperro

Today's distance walked - approx 11.4 kms (7.1miles).
Ascent - approx 591m (1939ft).

I woke up early to thick fog and a tent wet with dew. I left the campsite at 7am and by the time I'd walked back to town, found the path, taken a wrong turn, retraced my steps, and found the path (which the other one led to anyway) it was 7.30am before I was really on the trail.

The trail felt a little more remote than the past couple of days, my legs felt good, and I enjoyed the trail. The fog slowly...

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SWCP Day 25. Carlyon Bay to Polruan

Today's distance walked - approx 14 kms (8.6 miles).
Ascent - approx 445m (1460 ft).

I woke at 6am this morning and took my breakfast equipment to the (indoor/outddoor) lounge as it was spitting with rain. It rained on and off during the night, so when I finished breakfast I wiped down my tent and packed it still damp. I left at 8.30am. Despite the fact the campsite was packed, hardly anyone was up yet! I suppose everyone is on their holidays ;-) plus England won the football on penalties...

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SWCP Day 24. Black Rock, Porthlune Cove to Carlyon Bay

Today's distance walked - approx 31 kms (19 miles).
Ascent - approx 1308m (4291 ft).

I had a terrible nights sleep on my wild camp spot. I was on a huge slope, and no matter what I did to rectify it i.e. put all my belongings under my sleeping pad to try to level it out, I still ended up slipping off. I got up at 5.45am and left at 7.15. It was a sunny, breezy day and cooler than yesterday.

The ups and downs began immediately. The views were much the same as yesterday with the trail...

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SWCP Day 23. Falmouth to Black Rock, Porthlune Cove

Today's distance walked - approx 26kms (16 miles).
Ascent - approx 1207m (3959 ft).

I woke early after a disturbed night's sleep. Because I haven't drunk alcohol in ages I forgot how it deregulates my temperature, so I was tossing and turning for ages as I tried to get to sleep. It was also pretty light in my room from the street lights outside, which I'm not used to after all the camping I've been doing. Then I woke in the night with awful cramp in the arch of my left foot. But despite the...

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