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#407237 - 09/10/16 07:06 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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The Lamb Hill Hut is not as used as much for over-nighting, this is evident as there are never any leftovers left by people for others to use, Tea Coffee, Soups etc. In Hut 2 at Auchhope there is usually plenty.
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#407239 - 17/10/16 05:29 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: Harland]
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So Harland,
How many of these various items have I got to negotiate from Wembury Church to South Haven Point??!!
Starting on Wednesday 19th April and plan to finish on Sunday 30th April.
Left Minehead on the 1st May 2016; so at least I can say I completed the distance within one calendar year. Long day from Lulworth Cove to Swanage ? (booked in at the YHAs).
Booked at Beer, Lulworth and Swanage. !2 day schedule to sort out.

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#407240 - 17/10/16 05:41 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: Slogger]
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My plan is 13 days starting on 13th August Dave (to make it a bit more challenging than 2015 and given that I know the route a bit better now).
At the start I just thought it would save an overnight stop in KY if I could get a lift there by say noon on Saturday and then a gentle stroll to Auchope for the night. I have booked Forest View on the Sunday night (13th). Know what you mean about Lamb Hill as there is little point stopping there unless you have from Bellingham; but it is only about 3.5 hours from Byrness. Bit of an awkward one as I used Colin and Joyces taxi service last time and they are two quite short days. Plus the climbing up and down the hill to Trow seems a bit of a waste of effort. One to ponder.
My other days saved are theoretically by doing Hawes to Malham and Mankinholes to Torside.
Got hostels booked at Alston, Dufton, Hawes, Malham and Mankinholes.
I may have a look at the Hawes Malham day and see if there is another route to shave a few miles off. I have done Penyghent and Fountains Fell quite a lot.

John

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#407241 - 20/10/16 09:18 AM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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The Lulworth Cove to Swanage was easier than I expected although over 20 miles long and over 4,400 feet of ascent and descent. However I had had been walking non-stop for weeks by then so I was fairly fit, weighed a lot less and I was nearly finished. You need to make sure however that you can walk through the firing range that day. It was due to open at 09.00 when I was there but when I arrived at 08.45 it was already open - however don't stray off the path there were signs everywhere telling you to walk between yellow markers and not to stray because of unexploded shells, although in all my time through the range I never saw evidence of any shells that had exploded. See details here for 2016, you will need to look nearer the time for 2017 but it should give you a good idea. https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/article/...e-opening-times
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#407250 - 27/11/16 07:55 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: Harland]
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http://theslowwalkeryork.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/johns-south-west-coast-path-south.html?view=sidebar#!/2016/11/johns-south-west-coast-path-south.html
Here is my write up of the second leg of my SWCP.
I am scheduling the last leg to commence on Wednesday 19th April 2017; finishing on the 30th ( just within one calendar year for the lot.
Think I got the Lulworth ranges right ( do it on a saturday morning) but I may get to Bigbury a few days early for the ferry across the Avon (Thurs 20th). Have ordered a tide timetables book to see what time I have to get to the Erme seting out from Wembury Beach. I think the ferry over the Yealm starts at 10.00am.
Anyway, hope this is of some interest

John

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#407251 - 27/11/16 08:20 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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I had trouble getting to the link, so try this. Haven't read it yet but will do so shortly.

Journal
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#407252 - 27/11/16 09:42 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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A brilliant read whilst looking at my photos so that I could recall all the places/beaches. A problem with walking the whole lot in one go is that, for me, I can't remember one place from the next apart from the major conurbations. I remember that I started out to try and recall the places I stayed but about day 10 it was all I could do to remember where I stayed the night before and where I was going that night - felt a bit stupid when people asked where I had come from and where I was off to! My wife asks what I think about when walking day after day - the answer is probably nothing, just enjoying the scenery but disengaging brain (if I have one!).

John there is a short private message to you.
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#407253 - 27/11/16 11:07 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: Harland]
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Thanks for that Harland. I suppose one error isnt too bad. I too find that I cannot remember certain stretches as they tend to blend into each other. It does not happen as much to me on inland walks as I guess there is more variety.
If you can remember, was it around a 4 hour walk from the Wembury ferry to the River Erme?
Got myself a nice pair of Altberg boots to gently break in for the next leg. My last pair of Mamutts managed about 800 miles, including a PW and the SWCP thus far. The rocky tracks do seem to knock the stuffing out of them somewhat!
John

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#407255 - 28/11/16 10:02 AM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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Excerpts from my journal: The walk along the coast was easy although a bit of a climb by the church out of Wembury. There was then an easy wide path leading to the ferry pier where I arrived at 10.15, the ferry was due to run between 10.00 and 11.00. I changed the indicator to a white circle to signify that I wanted the ferry to cross the River Yealm and waited and waited and waited. Eventually at 11.00 the water taxi arrived ‘sorry if you have been waiting long but I came down at 10.00 and nobody was there so I went off and did a couple of jobs’! I had been getting quite cold but I didn’t have the courage to complain.

Having walked to the River Erme that I couldn't wade across I went by road via Mothecombe to Bugle Rocks, The Old School, Battisborough, my B&B for the night where I arrived at 15.30. So it did take about 4 hours as it was quite a way to get to the B&B from the river. BUT it was from the other side of the river after the water taxi turned up.

Whilst waiting for the landlady to turn up I looked at the following days walk, I needed to get to the other side of Bigbury-on-Sea between 10.00-11.00 to catch the ferry to get across the River Avon, if I wasn‘t there by 11.00 the ferry didn't run again until 15.00-16.00 (I got there at 09.50). As a consequence I arranged for a taxi at 07.00 the next morning to take me round to the other side of the River Erme. The taxi ride took about half an hour to get about 20 yards across the other side of the river.

My boots also gave out during this walk as they let in water, although I continued with them. Wearing plastic bags inside the boots only made my feet slip around, it was a good idea but it didn't work for me. I think that it was the continued use in very good weather that dried them out and made them crack.

Only mentioned the minor mistake so that you knew that I had read it all! You should give a prize for the next person to spot it!
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#407257 - 28/11/16 10:55 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: Harland]
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Thanks for that. Did you "publish" your journal and if so how can I get to it? As you see, I am a bit stone age in terms of IT (even struggle to post photos properly)
Am waiting for some tide times to arrive so I know how plan accommodation around this section. I think you went over the Avon in early May(?)...not sure of the ferry is running on the 25th April when I go through.
I too always start off thinking I will clear my head and ponder crucial issues; but I rarely do. Tend to get tied up with the here and now; probably not a bad thing.
Did you get the train back from Bournemouth? Presume it doesn't take long from South Haven Point?

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