CornwallToday’s the day! I am packed, I have triple checked my stuff, I have packed sweets in little bags for each day’s walking (vitally important!) and will be shortly setting off for Cornwall, dropping the cats off at their holiday accommodation (AKA the cattery) en route…

Our itinerary is as follows…

Friday– Day One- we will be walking from Carbis Bay through St Ives and along the South West Coast Path, passing Zennor, Sennen Cove and Cape Cornwall to our overnight stop at the Youth Hostel at St Just. We will be walking around 21 miles and apparently this part of the Coast Path is some of the most challenging due to the amount of climbing and descending! It is gonna be quite tough for a first day- but then we don’t like to do things by halves…

Saturday– Day Two- sees us walking from St Just, past the theme park that is Land’s End (a photo by the signpost may be obligatory), Lamorna, Minack Theatre and the village of Mousehole to Penzance, where there be pirates- oh arrr! Today’s walk is around 19 rocky miles.

Sunday– Day Three- is our ‘rest day’, when all we have to do is to walk a mere 16 miles to Helston (just off the path), passing by St Michael’s Mount, Marazion and Prussia Cove, famous from the old smuggling days. We will probably spend a little time in Porthleven before heading up to our ‘digs’ in Helston.

Monday– Day Four- is an impressive 24 miles so we are giving it all on our last day. We walk along Praa Sands to the Lizard and then onto Coverack- and our finish point! Today we can expect to see Mullion Cove, Kynance Cove and Cadgwith in what should be a pretty spectacular day.

This will actually be quite a challenge for me as I haven’t done any multi-day walking since my attempt at the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path! This will be quite a bit tougher and I have a feeling my pack will be a fair bit heavier too. I can’t wait to get started now it is actually upon us- and, of course, I will come back here and update as soon as we get back!

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