FROM: Hele, nr Ilfracombe to Woolacombe  The one with the personal local guide,  DISTANCE:- Our last day and a fairly moderate 11.7 miles over lovely terrain.  HEALTH:- Compression socks on today as yesterday I could feel the start of shin splints!  WEATHER: Absolutely wonderful! The sun shone through for most of the day which glistened…

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FROM: Hunters Inn to Ilfracombe  The one with the snake, two forks and the bull!  DISTANCE:- 12 hard and challenging Devonshire miles!  HEALTH:- We are all still fairly healthy. No blisters on any feet, although we now all have calf muscles of steel and Tiger Balm has come in very handy!  WEATHER:-  Today the wind…

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FROM: Lynmouth to Trentishoe   The one with the grumps, the rain and the fuzzy crotch!  DISTANCE:- I’ve walked 12.5 miles today but only 8 of them were on the SWCP!  HEALTH:- Woke up feeling fresh and ready to hit the trail. No aches, pains or blisters and a great nights sleep. Let’s do this! …

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FROM: Porlock Weir to Lynmouth  The one with the 10 million river crossings, a damaged ankle and some tree-hugging!  DISTANCE:- 13.5 miles, although Devon miles are very different to Northants Miles!! HEALTH:- woke up with sore quads, aching calve muscles and dodgy ankle but a couple of pain killers and I was starting to feel…

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Day 2 - South West Coastal Path

FROM:  A field on the cliff edge Nr Minehead to Porlock Weir.  The one with amazing views, weird trees, wobbly legs and an injured tent! 🏕  DISTANCE:- 7 miles (although it felt like 20!)  HEALTH:- Sore hips, very tired, wobbly legs after some on those downhills!  WEATHER:- Absolutely perfect!  A sprinkling of rain first thing…

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THE ONE WITH THE STRANGER DANGER!  DISTANCE:- 4 miles (ish)  HEALTH:- All fit and healthy, although we will ache tomorrow after those steep climbs!  WEATHER:-  weird! Sun, rain, sun, rain… and lots and lots of wind!  SUMMARY: We set off from our homes around 8.15 am and finally arrived in Minehead by 2 pm. By…

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Day 6 - Hadrian's Wall

We did it! Carlisle to Bowness on Solway We did it! Yep, we walked across a whole country and actually jogged the last two miles! How crazy is that? I didn’t get many recordings done today, I just enjoyed the journey, but there were some highlights. I’m so incredibly proud of everyone who crossed that…

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Day 5 on Hadrian's Wall

Banks to Carlisle Total walked: 69.7 miles Distance today: 18.3 miles (I did a bit extra to get some photos for Willen Hospice). Hurt my ankle by falling down a hill. My ankle went into a rabbit hole but I kept going! It’s all strapped up so should be fine for our last day tomorrow.…

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Day 4 on Hadrian's Wall

Twice Brewed to Banks DISTANCE: 15.87 (as I also enjoyed a section along the Penine Way today by mistake!) TOTAL MILES: 55.5 WEATHER: Hot! Dam Hot! HIGHLIGHTS:- 🥚 Eggs benedict for breakfast (but a bit snotty egg for me) 🥾 Today’s terrain was tough! The downs were much harder than expected, especially in that heat!…

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Day 3 on Hadrian's Wall

The one with Sycamore Gap. LOCATION: Chollerford to Twice Brewed DISTANCE: (double checked!) 12.9 miles. Poles were needed today!  WEATHER: Absolutely brilliant. We’ve been so lucky with the weather. Today’s been a suncream kind of day with a nice gentle breeze. Fabulous!  TERRAIN: Stunning views but very challenging steep hills. Lots of ups and downs…

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