CornwallI realise I have mentioned in passing the challenge Helen and I are doing in Cornwall in May but have totally neglected to give the full details… I apologise- this is very remiss of me and so will be rectified immediately!

From 20th to 23rd May we are walking around 80 miles of the South West Coast Path over four days- from St Ives to Coverack, taking in Lands End and The Lizard plus miles of gorgeous coastal scenery. That’s three days of walking over 20 miles in a day and a ‘rest’ day of around 15 miles. Of course, our accommodation (B & Bs and Youth Hostels) are not necessarily on route and so the mileage may well increase…

Plus we will be carrying everything we need on our backs for the duration of the walk- we had a ‘dress rehearsal’ of 14 miles along the canal on Sunday with fully weighted packs and mine seemed bloody heavy!

Another aspect of the challenge will be the nature of the South West Coast Path itself… it ain’t flat!! In fact, the first day contains what is described as some of the toughest sections of the whole 630 odd mile path!

It has just begun to dawn on me that this is actually going to be a pretty tough challenge- but I am also excited; this is the first time I have had a friend to plan this crazy sort of caper with and I am sure it will be a grand adventure!

We are paying to do the trek ourselves but are using it as an opportunity to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, as we see how individuals and their families are affected by this cruel disease every day as part of our jobs.

If you fancy donating, that would be much appreciated- here is the Just Giving link.

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