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Path Diverted

When I started this blog back in September, I said I wanted to walk the South West Coast Path before I turned 40, but of course, I really wanted more than that. I was seeking the usual clichés: balance, contentment, challenge, happiness. The sense of feeling myself again. It’s the familiar wish-list of the thirtysomething […]

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Appledore to Clovelly

Note: this walk took place in February and I am very late in writing it. Sorry. Have been massively busy *grovels*.  I’ve noticed that my SW Coast Path walks have become less of a leisure activity, and more of a gruelling contest against my own soul. I’m sure this wasn’t what I imagined when I dreamed […]

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There has been a hiatus. After November’s expensive one-day wallow (which not only cost me two nights’ stay in a hotel for a mere 14 miles, but also finally killed off my beloved ASBOs*), I have been somewhat reluctant to fork out for another fruitless trip. I watched the weather throughout December, but it didn’t […]

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‘So, you’re walking the South West Coast Path,’ says a woman I meet this week. ‘How long will it take you?’ ‘Two years,’ I say. She screws up her nose. ‘Two YEARS?’ she shrieks, the disgust plain in her voice. ‘Why on earth would it take you that long?’ ‘Not all in one go,’ I say. […]

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