South West Coast Path: Enough Fun For One Day

Rain arrived right on schedule this morning. As we stewed over threatening weather reports at breakfast, two English women trekkers set our minds at ease, assuring us we could walk the low route along the cliffs and be sheltered from the worst of it.

This was a taste of things to come along the trail.

Our day encompassed 14 miles with 6,300 feet of elevation change. And yes, we got very wet! Rain finally eased off about 1:00 pm. I think we climbed and summited every mountain and hilltop between Porlock and our destination of Lynton.

We encountered lots of steps today. Steps up and steps down on sections too steep to maneuver without. As we sip wine in the bar of our Bed and Breakfast, we have one more trek for the day…just a short walk to dinner before curling up in bed. We’ve had enough fun for one day!

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15 thoughts on “South West Coast Path: Enough Fun For One Day

  1. Deborah Gudger

    Well done! 6300′ elevation change…arrrggghh! Have a good night and fingers crossed for an easier day tomorrow!

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  2. Jackie Bachman

    Beautiful pics! Love the ocean below and all the greenery…

    Jackie Bachman Board Member, Community Relations OHRA (760) 889-5122


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  3. That coastline is gorgeous! Enjoy your wine!

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  4. Shame about the weather but that coast is stunning, so many wonderful views. Hope you’re enjoying it.

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  5. Malcolm Robertson

    We are just catching up with you guys. You are back in the UK. Barbara and I and family were in Cornwall last year in the Newquay area. Beautiful. Enjoy your hike. We will keep watching.

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    • Hello Malcolm and Barbara,
      So nice to receive your note. We are happy to be back in the UK, that is for sure. Three days in, and this trek has led us to stunning coastal scenery, along with nearly constant climbing and descending. Some parts are as steep as we have ever seen.
      Hope you and the “kids” are all well.
      Our best always,
      Reg and Sue


  6. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy seeing England.


  7. Oh yes, we had similar weather on that stretch and also took the lower path, which surrounded us with birdsong for the walk – bliss!
    We also found that the last couple of miles into Lynton went on forEVER!

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