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 22. Maenporth to Falmouth

Today's distance walked - approx 7 kms (4.3 miles).
Ascent - approx 200m (656 ft).

I woke at 4.30am to rumblings of thunder. I lay awake until 5.30 then packed up the tent before the forecasted rain started. I ate my raspberry and white choc muffin, bought yesterday from the Maenporth beach store and had a coffee, before leaving at 6.50am. Big fat drops of rain were just starting to fall. By the time I got to Maenporth beach it was fully raining, so I changed into my still damp shorts...

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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 16. Mayon Cliff (past Sennen Cove) to Porthcurno

Today's distance walked - approx 8 kms (5 miles).
Ascent - approx 470m (1541 ft).

I woke at around 5am this morning, and got myself up and out quickly. It was only about 1Km to Land's End, so I was there by 6am. Some other early birds were there too, so we took photos for each other at the sign - a couple who were just starting a camper van tour to John O'Groats and 4 guys doing a cycle tour of the SWCP.
Land's End is extremely under whelming. There is a hotel, shops selling ice-creams and...

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