The South West Coast Path is the longest National Trail in Britain. It stretches 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset, through north Devon and Cornwall, past Land’s End and Lizard Point, then back into Devon before finishing at Poole in Dorset. For most of its length it sticks very close to the coast, which means a lot of ascents and descents as it crosses river valleys and makes its way around inlets, coves and landslips, giving a total ascent for the full trail of over 35,000 metres.
I’m really happy to tell you that I have finally finished the South West Coast Path! 39 days of walking, 630 miles (1014km) distance, about 115,000 feet (35,031 m) of ascent, and I’m done. And very happy to have finished. To make it even better, my sister Roz joined me … Read More