19. South West Coast Path (Somerset)

South West Coast Path in Numbers

I’ve always been interested in statistics in general and as part of my professional life. For the last 488 days I have been on the government website (apparently along with up to 10,000 others) at 4pm waiting for the latest coronavirus figures which I collate and analyse. So, reaching the end of the Path gives… Continue reading South West Coast Path in Numbers

19. South West Coast Path (Somerset)

198. Bossington to Minehead and end of the South West Coast Path

Tuesday 6th July Tony had two breakfasts (one healthy and one not) and we took a taxi to Bossington. The taxi driver described the walk as ‘up and over’ – quite apt as the day’s walk involved the climb up over Bossington Hill to drop down into Minehead and the end of the South West… Continue reading 198. Bossington to Minehead and end of the South West Coast Path

19. South West Coast Path (Somerset)

197. County Gate to Bossington

Monday 5th July Staying at the Wetherspoons was OK and certainly good value. The bed seemed to be on frictionless castors and roamed around the room and it was rather hot even with radiators turned off. Opening the window helped but an extractor fan below kept starting up during the night and from about 6.30am… Continue reading 197. County Gate to Bossington

18. South West Coast Path (North Devon)

196. Holdstone Down to Woody Bay

Sunday 4th July 2021On this trip I was joined by good friend TTT (Tony “Two-breakfasts” Thorpe) and the main objective was to reach the end of the South West Coast Path at Minehead and perhaps go a little further.The journeys are getting shorter so I did not leave home until just before 7am on the… Continue reading 196. Holdstone Down to Woody Bay

18. South West Coast Path (North Devon)

195. Countisbury to County Gate

Thursday 15th April 2021 This was to be a short walk today as we were returning to Nottingham in the afternoon. Also this area is surprisingly remote so there was no real alternative ending point until Porlock which would be difficult to handle on this day. Drove to County Gate Carpark and got a taxi… Continue reading 195. Countisbury to County Gate

18. South West Coast Path (North Devon)

194. Woody Bay to Countisbury

Wednesday 14th April 2021 Last night we discussed whether or not to return to Holdstone Down so that I could complete the section missed yesterday to Woody Bay. Invoking Rule 1 again I concluded that as my genes had made the journey while I was in the vicinity then I could claim to have done… Continue reading 194. Woody Bay to Countisbury

18. South West Coast Path (North Devon)

193. Combe Martin to Holdstone Down

Tuesday 13th April 2021 The Ilfracombe Holiday Park is not the sort of place I would normally stay at as I much prefer pubs or B&Bs but it was OK. The three storey barrack-like buildings completely lacked any sort of charm from the outside. Inside however we had a very comfortable and modern two bedroom… Continue reading 193. Combe Martin to Holdstone Down

18. South West Coast Path (North Devon)

192. Ilfracombe to Combe Martin

Monday 12th April 2021 Monday 12th April is a significant day in the relaxation of Covid rules so that it is now possible to holiday in self-contained holiday accommodation. This is why I was on the road at 6.15am heading down to Devon to continue the South West Coast Path walk. Don’t know about ‘new… Continue reading 192. Ilfracombe to Combe Martin