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 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, 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 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.




Barton on Sea to Mudeford
Poole Harbour Trail
Poole Harbour Trail