SWCP Day 15. Gurnard’s Head to Mayon Cliff (past Sennen Cove)

Today's distance walked - approx 22 kms (13.65 miles).
Ascent - approx 715m (2345ft).

I woke when the sun hit my tent at around 5.40am. I had a quick coffee and half a chocolate pastry I'd managed to save for breakfast (exercising incredible willpower). I'd had a morning tea invitation from Mike who I met yesterday. He'd overnighted in his truck a few Kms up the road, so I got myself together and headed off.

It was another beautifully hot sunny day, and I enjoyed the stroll to the...

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SWCP Day 14. Gwithian to Gurnard’s Head

Today's distance walked - approx 32 kms (20 miles).
Ascent - approx 1300m (4265 ft)

I was up and out by 6.30am this morning. It was a beautiful warm, sunny day, without the cold wind of the past few days. The first leg was down to the beach on St Ives Bay for a couple of Kms on the sand around to Hayle. The tide was out, so I was hoping to be walking on hard sand, but it was pretty soft. The benefit of this was that it was a really good workout for the glutes!

The trail hit the Hayle...

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SWCP Day 13. Trevaunance Cove to Gwithian

Today's distance walked - approx 25 kms (15.5 miles).
Ascent - approx 800m (2624ft).

Nature's alarm clock (a big fat wood pidgeon sitting on the fence next to my tent) woke me this morning. I enjoyed a somewhat squashed croissant for breakfast and was out by 7.15am.
The initial part of today's trail was through the relics of tin mine workings. The path dropped down to Blue Hills mine, then back up to the clifftops. As I came into St Agnes a couple of Kms later there were numerous chimneys...

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SWCP Day 11. Polzeath to Mawgan Porth

Today's distance walked - approx 31 kms (19 miles).
Ascent - approx 850m (2788ft).

As I was eating my breakfast this morning (a very sugary and delicious flapjack) a giant seagull kept me company... or should I say, kept an eye on me. As I was packing up, I left my backpack and a few bits and pieces at the site, and when I came back I saw him take off with the little plastic bag I keep my hand sanitizer in. I gave chase, but that only made him more determined, so I left him to it and packed...

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SWCP Day 10. Tintagel to Polzeath

Today's distance walked - approx 37 kms (23 miles).
Ascent - approx 1480m (4855 ft).

I woke at 5.45am after possibly the best sleep I've had on the trail so far. I wiped down my tent which was wet from the rain last night - it was still drizzling, so it was a bit of a futile effort. I packed up and went up to the landry room to make my coffee and breakfast. I left around 7.30am.
It was an awful morning - still drizzling with lots of low cloud and a stiff breeze. I walked back past the...

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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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