Week 17 roundup – Paignton to East Portlemouth/Salcombe

Wednesday 23rd to Tuesday 29th January 2019

Paignton to Brixham 8.71
Brixham to Dartmouth 8.77
Dartmouth to Torcross 10.81
Torcross to East Portlemouth 11.16

Total miles this week 39.45

Total miles to date 718.49

Lord Churlston’s bath house at Elberry Cove

 

Brixham harbour

 

The replica “Golden Hind” at Brixham harbour

 

One of Brixham’s community gardens

 

Man Sands. Brixham to Kingswear

 

Man Sands, Brixham to Kingswear

 

Steps from Brownstone Battery leading to Froward Point National Coast Watch station

 

 

Beesands, Torcross to East Portlemouth

 

Some of the path is very close to the edge!

Week 16 roundup – Sidmouth to Paignton

Wednesday 16th to Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Sidmouth to Budleigh Salterton 7.18
Budleigh Salterton to Dawlish 10.76
Dawlish to Torquay 9.90
Torquay to Paignton  9.93

Total miles this week 37.77

Total miles to date 679.04

 

Sidmouth

 

Sidmouth to Budleigh Salterton

 

Ladram Rock. These striking red cliffs were formed over 215 million years ago during the Triassic period.

 

 

 

Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve looking towards Exmouth

 

Dawlish. Where a section of the sea wall collapsed during storms in 2014 and left the railway to Cornwall suspended in mid-air.

 

Dawlish to St Mary Church near Torquay

 

Dawlish to St Mary Church near Torquay

 

Teignmouth beach

 

Teignmouth to Shaldon ferry

 

 

Week 15 roundup – Lulworth to Sidmouth

Wednesday 9th to Tuesday 15th January 2019

Lulworth to Weymouth 12.17
Weymouth to Langton Herring 12.20
Langton Herring to Burton Bradstock 11.23
Burton Bradstock to Charmouth 10.20
Charmouth to Seaton 11.26
Seaton to Sidmouth 11.29

Total miles this week 68.35

Total miles to date 641.27

Lulworth Cove

 

Weymouth

 

Weymouth, looking towards Portland

 

Stepping stone stile. Langton Herring to Burton Bradstock

 

Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast of Britain

 

Early morning at Charmouth

 

Lyme Regis

 

 

Week 14 roundup – Wareham to Lulworth

Wednesday 2nd to Tuesday 8th January 2019

Wareham to Studland  12.04 miles
Studland to Swanage  6.02 miles
Swanage to Worth Matravers 9.53
Worth Matravers to Kimmeridge 5.68
Kimmeridge to Lulworth 8.42

Total miles 40.69

Following the Purbeck Way along the River Frome

 

River Frome near Wareham

 

Old Harry Rock, Studland

 

Swanage

 

Swanage to Worth Matravers

 

Kimmeridge to Lulworth

 

Weeks 11 and 12 – Christmas break 2018

Week 11 – Wednesday 12th to Tuesday 18th December 2018

Week 12 – Wednesday 19th to Tuesday 25th December 2018

Although I was hoping to keep walking until I reached Weymouth on Christmas Eve, I suddenly felt drained and low after 10 weeks of non-stop travelling, so I went to family to rest until after the New Year. I was feeling too mentally worn out to plough on and needed to recharge my batteries; my rest days had been physical rest days (although I’ve found it’s easy to clock up a few miles just running errands!) but I had not switched off properly for even 1 day since I started. This journey takes a lot of organising, with route planning and finding accommodation, and I’m finding it’s often more of a strain mentally than physically.

Week 10 round up – East Cowes, Isle of Wight to Poole, Dorset

Wednesday 5th to Tuesday 11th December

East Cowes to Shalfleet 10.25 miles
Shalfleet to Lymington 8.18 miles
Lymington to Barton on Sea 13.65
Barton on Sea to Hengistbury Head 6.34
Hengistbury Head to Poole 13.85

Total miles  52.27

Coastal path at Newtown Harbour

 

Flooded Coastal path at Newtown Harbour

 

Bouldnor. Approaching Yarmouth.

 

Bouldnor

 

Bouldnor
Barton on Sea to Mudeford
Christchurch
Poole Harbour Trail
Poole Harbour Trail