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 Post subject: Lejog a bit -- Update
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:56 am 
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This is an update to my walk started on the 10th of June from Land’s End to Cheddar via the SWCP to Barnstable, then over Exmoor, the Quantocks and a portion of the Mendips.
Nice mixture of weather from rain to blistering heat plus a number of days with gale force winds. Fortunately the wind was from the south west but walking poles helped me keep upright.
Besides the incredible beauty of the SWCP it was great to be able to grab a drink and snack at a beach bar, but within minutes of leaving you can be back to peace and tranquillity.
If you are thinking of taking this route as part of your LEJOG, there are many opportunities to cut a few corners and making it less arduous without losing the general feel of the path. I believe you would only need to add a couple of days taking this route as opposed to a more central one; typically you could make Chepstow in 19 or 20 days, but gain an assortment of incredible views the like of which you would be pushed to beat.
In general accommodation was good but the following were outstanding.

Day 2 Nanterrow Farm, Gwithian
Day 4 St. Bernards, Newquay
Day 6 Penderris House, Port Isaac
Day 9 Cornakey Farm, Morwenstow
Day 12 The Old Vicarage, Barnstable
Day 13 Warren Farm, Simonsbath
Day 14 Trinity Cottage, Roadwater

In the next few days I will post a selection of photographs under ‘Where Have You Been?’

Happy walking :D


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 Post subject: Re: Lejog a bit -- Update
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:49 am 
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That's a good point - the northern section of SWCP is indeed wonderful, but there are spots where I'd wonder "why the heck don't I take an obvious short cut, because this is my LEJoG walk".
The same would apply to quite a few spots on the Pennine Way. A B&B host told me that a lot of LEJoG walkers go straight from Garrigill to Langdon Beck, bypassing Cross Fell and Dufton. They sacrifice a slice of the best scenery in England, but it's their walk, and their choice. It all depends on how they want to remember what they've done - and how they felt on that day.


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 Post subject: Re: Lejog a bit -- Update
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:27 pm 
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The trouble with me is I am not very good at practicing what I preach. I had intended on missing out a big chunk by taking the lanes from Morwenstow to Clovelly and missing Hartland Quay, but when the day came I just couldn’t do it, mind you it was a bit of a trek, and as far as missing out Cross Fell on the Pennine Way – oh dearie me. :roll:


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