Walking the Walk

 START DATE I started walking on 1st May 2015

At the time of this update (23rd June 2015) I have been on the road for almost 8 weeks and walked over 800 miles.

WHERE DO I START AND FINISH?  My home town of East Grinstead, West Susseximages (7)images (3)

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? If everything goes perfectly and I can walk twenty miles every day and encounter no problems or delays, it will take about seven months. So we can safely assume that it will take in actuality nine months or more. I’d dearly love to be home in time for Christmas but this seems unlikely and I’m prepared to spend Christmas day, 2015, on the road.

WHERE DO I GO? As much as possible I walk from one coastal town or village to the next, following the coastal roads and walksimages (4) Almost every town or village on my route will have a primary school: this is important as I’m doing this for the kids and do hope for support, encouragement and involvement from the schools, teachers and parents. In many places coastal walks comprise a route that avoids some towns but as the purpose of this walk is to raise awareness of the importance of effective drug education and to engage schools and public-spirited citizens, taking the scenic route is not of paramount importance.

HOW LONG IS THIS WALK? Based on 20 miles a day and over 200 days on the road, I estimate that I will walk over 4000 miles

HOW FIXED IS THE ROUTE? I’ve worked out this route and the approximate distances using Google Maps. This is a rough guide only.images (2)I post daily – and often more once a day – to the blog and Facebook page (and there will be regular updates by email if you want to follow this adventure) so that you can keep track of where I am and where I am heading. I will also do my utmost to take a route that helps you if you would like to organise a Sponsored Walkalong or similar supportive event. I’ll also do my best to accommodate the media.

Please remember that although I’m doing the walking, the purpose is to get the whole community behind a shoulder-to-shoulder educational effort to stamp out drugs and this is YOUR cause and crusade too.

I therefore very much welcome your input and contribution – the truth is it will be a long and lonely slog without them.

WHERE AND HOW WILL I SLEEP? I’ve allowed for one or two nights a week accommodation in a B and B or similar. The truth of the matter is that seven (or more likely more) months on the road sleeping in a tent is going to be hard on an ageing body and proper accommodation will allow for proper rest, shower, laundry and so on. The purpose is the walking, not the roughing it. The walking alone is going to be hard enough but camping in a tent will help keep the costs for my sponsors to a minimum. I nevertheless welcome and appreciate the very generous offers of accommodation I have received from hotels, guest houses, camp sites and other well-wishers.

Such kind people have helped me out by enabling me to avoid the horrors of sleeping in a tent on hard ground night after night

MAKING FRIENDS I do believe that the only true wealth and joy in our lives is the people we share them with so I relish making many friends along the way -and many new friends for Pete Dwan who works so tirelessly and selflessly for a better tomorrow for today’s children.

VIDEO LOG, POSTS and PICTURES As mentioned I make at least one short video report most days and more if and when I encounter people, places and adventures worthy of note.

These are complemented by blog posts and photos.

CONTACT You can contact me before, during and after the walk by leaving comments on my posts or sending me an email.

While on the walk I have a “Mission Control” team making sure things are coordinated and the areas ahead of me notified of my expected arrival. I also have with me a mobile phone (the number will be made available on request) so that the media, sponsors and fundraisers can talk to me direct while I am walking, complete with my laboured breathing and the blustering wind and cry of the gulls in the background.

TIMING AND DISTANCES I’ve based the timing on being able to walk 20 miles or so each day. The numbers in (brackets) are the distances in miles. I have been able to do this most days but has become obvious I do need a rest day now and then as the relentless walking is quite gruelling.

The main thing is that it takes as long as it takes. If I am on the road for nine months or even a year, then so be it. The main goal is to do the walk, all 4000+ miles of it, in the best time I can manage. It is not a race so I will not be trying to hare around like Linford Christie.

Anyway, here is the original planned itinerary for my walk around our beautiful kingdom that you can use as a very rough guide.

DAY ONE 1st MAY 2015. I doubt I will be starting early. Most likely it will be a 10 a.m.kick-off. I hope a few people will come to the start point at EAST GRINSTEAD HIGH STREET to see me off (it is going to feel awful lonely otherwise) and it would be asking a lot to drag people out of bed at the crack of dawn. So here goes: Leave East Grinstead with (I hope) the cheers of well-wishers ringing in my ears » Forest Row (2.9) » Horsted Keynes (6.1) » Lindfield (3.4)  » Haywards Heath (1.7). Make camp at or near Haywards Heath

DAY TWO 2nd May. Leave Haywards Heath » Burgess Hill (3.8) » Hassocks (2.9) »  Clayton (1.2) » Patcham (3.7) » Brighton Pier (3.5)  Rottingdean (4.6)

DAY THREE 3rd May. Leave Rottingdean » Saltdean (0.8)» Peacehaven (1.7) » Newhaven (2.6) » Seaford (3.3)» Eastbourne (via East Dean) (9.2) » Pevensey Bay (4.8)

DAY FOUR 4th May. Leave  Pevensey Bay» Bexhill (7.5) » St Leonards On Sea (4.1) » Hastings (0.9) » Fairlight (4) » Winchelsea (4.3)

DAY FIVE 5th May. Leave Winchelsea» Rye (3.9) » Camber (3.3) »  Lydd (5.7) » Dungeness (3.5) » Lydd-on-Sea (2.5) » Greatstone (1.3)

DAY SIX 6th May. Leave Greatstone » Littlestone (1.8) » St Mary’s Bay (3.3) » Dymchurch (1.4) » Hythe (5.4) » Sandgate (2.7) » Folkestone Harbour (via the Coast Road)(2.3)

DAY SEVEN 7th May. Leave Folkestone area » Dover (via the B2011)(8) » St Margaret’s at Cliffe (3.3)» Kingsdown (via National Cycle Route 1)(3.1) » Deal (3)

DAY EIGHT 8th May. Leave Deal » Sandwich (5.7) » Cliffsend (4.5) » Ramsgate (2.9) » Broadstairs (1.9) » Kingsgate (2.3) » Margate (2) » Westgate-On-Sea (2.6)

DAY NINE 9th May. Leave Westgate-on-Sea » Birchington-On-Sea (2.6) » Herne Bay (8.3) »Whitstable (5) » Seasalter (2.7)

DAY TEN 10th May. Leave Seasalter » Faversham (6.4) » Oare (1.3) » Teynham (4.5) » Sittingbourne (3.4) » Kemsley (1.9)  » The bridge over the river Swale (the A249) (2.4)

DAY ELEVEN 11th May. Leasve River Swale area» Eastchurch (5.6) » Leysdown-On-Sea (2) » Warden (1.3)» Minster (5) » Sheerness (via the sea front) (2.6) » Queenborough (2.7)

DAY TWELVE 12th May. Leave Queenborough » Iwade (4.5) » Upchurch (4.4) » Gillingham (5.3) » Upnor (5.1) » Wainscott (1)

DAY THIRTEEN 13th May. Leave Wainscott» Chattenden (1.3) » Hoo (1.4) » Upper Stoke (3.8) » Lower Stoke (1.1) » Isle of Grain (4.5) » Allhallows (5.3) » High Halstow (4.2)

DAY FOURTEEN 14th May. Leave High Halstow» Cooling (1.9) » Cliffe (2) » Gravesend (7.9)» Tilbury (cross the Thames by ferry) (2.2) » East Tilbury (4) » Linford (1.8)

DAY FIFTEEN 15th May. Leave Linford» Corringham (via Walton’s Hall Road)(4.3) » Fobbing (1.2) » Vange (2.7) » Canvey Island (6.8)

DAY SIXTEEN 16th May. Leave Canvey Island » South Benfleet (3) » Westcliff On Sea (6.3) » Shoeburyness (5.6) » Great Wakering (1.8) » Barling (2.3)

DAY SEVENTEEN 17th May. Leave Barling » Rochford (4.9) » Stambridge (2.1) » Burnham on Crouch (5.4) » Southminster (2.9) » Tillingham (4.2)

DAY EIGHTEEN 18th May. Leave Tillingham » Bradwell On Sea (2.8) » St Lawrence (3.6) » Steeple (2.4) » Maylandsea (2.9) » Latchingdon (2.8) » Mundon (2) » Maldon (3.4) » Heybridge (1.4)

DAY NINETEEN 19th May. Leave Heybridge  » Heybridge Basin (1.5) » Goldhanger (3.3) » Tolleshunt D’Arcy (2.7) » Tollesbury (2.2) » Great Wigborough (5.1) » West Mersea (5.6)

DAY 20 20th May. Leave West Mersea » East Mersea (3.4) » Langenhoe (5.6) » Fringrinhoe (2.2) » Wivenhoe (1.7) » Alresford (2.2) » Thorrington (1.7) » Brightlingsea (3.1)

DAY 21 21st May. Leave Brightlingsea » Back to Thorrington (3.1) » St Osyth (4.4) » Point Clear bay (2.4) » Point Clear (0.4) » Jaywick (via St Osyth) (5.5) » Clacton On Sea (2.8) » Holland On Sea (2.2)

DAY 22 22nd May. Leave Holland On Sea » Frinton On Sea (3.4) » Walton on the Naze (2.1) » Kirby Le Soken (2) » Great Oakley (6.1) » Little Oakley (2.4) » Harwich (4.6)

DAY 23 23rd May. Leave Harwich » (note: no ferry in operation in March) Wrabness (4.8) » Manningtree (5.8) » Cattawade (1.4) » (via Brantham) Stutton (3.6) » Holbrook (2.1) » Harkstead (1.8)

DAY 24 24th May. Leave Harkstead » Shotley (3.9) » Shotley Gate (1.8) » take the coastal path along the banks of the Orwell via Chelmondiston (approx 2.5) via Woolverstone (approx 2) via Orwell bridge , the A14 over the river Orwell (approx 2.2) via Ravenswood Park to Nacton Church (total distance Shotley Gate to Nacton Church 14.2 miles)

DAY25 25th May. Leave Nacton » (via Trimley St Martin and Trimley St Mary) Felixstowe (7.6) » (taking Ferry Road and banks of the river Deben via Newbourne, Waldringfield and Martlesham) Woodbridge (14)

DAY 26 26th May. Leave Woodbridge » (via Melton, Sutton and Shottisham) Alderton (8.7) » Hollesley (2.2) » (via Chillesford) Orford (9.2)

DAY 27 27th May. Leave Orford » Sudbourne (2.1) » (via Snape and Friston) Aldeburgh (9.1) » Thorpeness (2.1) » Leiston (2.9) » Theberton (2.3) » Westleton (2.3)

DAY 2828th May. Leave Westleton » Dunwich (2.6) » Walberswick (5.9) » (crossing the river Blyth via the bridge at Palmers Lane) Southwold (2.5) » Kessingland (8.4)

DAY 29 29th May. Leave Kessingland » Lowestoft (5.1) » Corton (2.8) » Hopton (2.2) » Gorleston On Sea (2.8) » the Haven Bridge over the river yare at Great Yarmouth (2.6) » Caister on Sea (3.2)

DAY 30 30th May. Leave Caister on Sea » Scratby (3.2) » Winterton on Sea (via Hemsby) (3.8) » Happisburg (via Horsey and Sea Palling) (13)

DAY 31 31st May. Leave Happisburgh » Bacton (3.9) » Mundesley (2.8) » Sidestrand (4.2) » Overstrand (1.2) » Cromer (2.2) » (via East and West Runton) Sheringham (4.4) » Weybourne (3.2)

DAY 32 1st June. Leave Weybourne » Salthouse (2.7) » Cley (2.5) » Blackeney (1.3) » Morston (1) » Stiffkey (2.9) » Wells (3.8) »  Holkham (1.9) » Burnham Deepdale (5.9)

DAY 33 2nd June. Leave Burnham Deepdale » Thornham (4.5) » Hunstanton (4.4) » Heacham (2.5) » Snettisham (2.4) » Ingoldisthorpe (1.5) » Dersingham (1.8) » Castle Rising (4.9)

DAY 34 3rd June. Leave Castle Rising » North Wootton (1.5) » South Wootton (1.5) » Kings Lynne (the bridge over the river Ouse at Wisbech Road) (3.8) » West Lynne (1.4) » Clenchwarton (1.9) » Terrington St Clement (2.5) » Sutton Bridge (5.1) » Long Sutton (3.2)

DAY 35 4th June. Leave Long Sutton » Lutton (1.9) » Holbeach (via Gedney and Fleet Hargate) (5.2) » Fosdyke (6.4) » Kirton (4.1) » Wyberton (2.1)

DAY 36  5th June. Leave Wyberton » Boston (southern end)(1.7) » Fishtoft (3) » Freiston (1.5) » Butterwick (1.6) » Benington (0.9) » Leverton (1.2) » Olde Leake (1.9) » Wrangle (1.3) » Friskney (4.2) » Wainfleet All Saints (3.9)

DAY 37 6th June. Leave Wainfleet All Saints » Skegness (5.4) » Ingoldmells (3.7)  » Chapel St Leonards (3.0) » Sandilands (6.6) » Trusthorpe (1.4) » Mablethorpe (1.4)

DAY 38 7th June. Leave Mablethorpe » Saltfleet (7.8) » North Somercoates (2.6) » Humberston(12.6)

DAY 39 8th June. Leave Humberston » Cleethorpes (2.1) » Grimsby (2.6)  » (via Great Coates, Healing and Stallingborough) Immignham (8.4) » South Killingholme  (3.8)

DAY 40 9th June. Leave Killingholme » Goxhill (6.8) » Barrow upon Humber (2.3) » Humber Bridge (3.5) » Hessle (3.1) » Hull (4.7)

DAY 41 10th June. Leave Hull » Paull (6.7) » Thorngumbald (3.3) » Keyingham (3) » Ottringham (1.6) » Patrington (3.7)

DAY 42 11th June. Leave Patrington » Easington (6.1) » Hollym (6.9) » Withersea (2.2) » Roos (4.2)

DAY 43 12th  June. Leave Roos » Aldbrough (6.6) » Hornsea (6.5) »  Skipsea (5.3)

DAY 44 13th June. Leave Skipsea » Barmston (3.8) » Wilsthorpe (5) » Bridlington (2.6) » Sewrby (2) » Flamborough (2.7) » Bempton (2.7) » Buckton (0.7)

DAY 45 14th June. Leave Buckton » Humanby (6.7) » Filey (3.2) » Gristhorpe (2.1) » Cayton Bay (2.2) » Osgodby (1.2) » Scarborough (3.2) » Burniston (3.6)

DAY 46 15th June. Leave Burniston » Cloughton (1) » Staintondale (3.9) » Ravenscar (2.1) » Robin Hood’s Bay (3.7) » High Hawser (2.2) » Stainsacre (1.2) » Whitby (3.2) » East Row (2.7)

DAY 47 16th June. Leave East Row » (via Cleveland Way coastal path) Runswick Bay (5.5) » (via coastal path) Staithes (3.5) » Easington (1.7) » Loftus (3.1) » Carlin How (1.4) » Skinningrove (0.8) » Saltburn-by-Sea (4.1)

DAY 48 17th June. Leave Saltburn » Marske-by-Sea (2.4) » Redcar (Esplanade) (3.1) » Seaton Care (via Wilton, Teesville, the Newport bridge, the A1046 and A178) Seaton(19.1)

DAY 49 18th June. Leave Seaton Carew » Hartlepool (2.9) » Blackhall Colliery (5.2) » Peterlee (2.2) » Seaham (7) Ryhope (2.7)

This is approximately the 1000 mile mark DAY 50 19th June. Leave Ryhope » Grangetown (1.3) » Hendon (1.3) » Monkwearmouth (via the bridge over the Wear in Sunderland A1018) (1.5) » Whitburn (3.5) » Tyne Tunnel at Jarrow (6.6) » Tynemouth (3.7) » Whitley Bay (2.6)

DAY 51 20th June. Leave Whitley Bay » Seaton Sluice (3.1) » Blyth (3.6) » Cambois (6.3) » Newbiggin by the Sea (3.4) » Lynemouth (2.7)

DAY 52 21st June. Leave Lynemouth » Cresswell (2.7) » Amble (8.1) » Warkworth (1.6) » Alnmouth (4.5) » Lesbury (1.4) » Boulmer (3.1)

DAY 53 22nd June. Leave Boulmer » Howick (4.3) » (via Dunstan) Craster (2.3) » Dunstanburgh Castle (1.6) » Bardwell (7.7) » Seahouses (1.8) » Bamburgh (3.3)

DAY 54 23rd June. Leave Bamburgh » Belford (4.7) » Haggerston Castle, Berwick (7.4) » Scremerston (4.5) » Berwick (2.7)

DAY 55 24th June. Leave Berwick » Eyemouth (SCOTLAND) (8.7) » Coldingham (3) » Cockburnspath (10)

DAY 56 25th June. Leave Cockburnspath » Dunbar (8.4) » North Berwick (11.4) » Dirleton (2.5)

DAY 57 26th June. Leave Durleton » Gullane (2.2) » Aberlady (2.8) » Longniddry (3.5) » Cockenzie (2.9) » Prestonpans (1.1) » Musselburgh (3.1) » Portobello (Edinburgh) (2.5) » Leith (2.7)

DAY 58 27th June. Leave Leith » Royal Yacht Britannia terminal (0.7) » Dalmeny (9.7) » Queensferry (1.4) » North Queensferry (Forth Bridge) (2.6) » Inverkeithing (1.1) » Dalgetty Bay (3) » Aberdour (3)

DAY 59 28th June. Leave Aberdour » Burntisland (3.3) » Kinghorn (2.7) » Kirkaldy (3.5) » Dysart (2) » Buckhaven (via West Wemys and East Wemys) (5.1) » Methil (0.9) » Leven (1.3) » Lundin Links (2.5)» Upper Largo (2.1)

DAY 60 29th June. Leave Upper Largo » Earlsferry (5) » St Monans (3.2) » Pittenweem (1.6) » Austruther (1.5) » Cellardyke (0.8) » Crail (3.9) » Kingsbarns (3.1)

DAY 61 30th June. Leave Kingsbarns » St Andrews (6.8) » Guardbridge (4.5) » Leuchars (1.3) » Tayport (5.5) » Newport on Tay (for the Tay Bridge) (2.2)

DAY 62 1st July. Leave Newport on Tay and cross the Tay Bridge into Dundee (2.2) » Broughty Ferry (4.8) » Monifieth (1.7) » Carnoustie (5) » Arbroath (6.1)

DAY 63 2nd July . Leave Arbroath » Auchmithie (4) » Inverkeilor (5.4) » Ferryden (5.9) » Montrose (1.1) » St Cyrus (5.6)

DAY 64 3rd July. Leave St Cyrus » Johnshaven (3.9) » Gourdon (3.3) » Inverbervie (1.2) » Kinneff (2.8) » Catterline (3.2) » Stonehaven (5.6)

DAY 65 4th July. Leave Stonehaven » Muchalls (4.8) » Newtonhill (1.6) » Portlethen Village (4) » Cove bay (4.7) » Torry (via the coast road) (3.8) » Aberdeen (Esplanade)(2.9)

DAY 66 5th July. Leave Aberdeen » Bridge of Don (3.8) » Potterton (3.7) » Balmedie (1.6) » Newburgh (5.7) » Collieston (5)

DAY 67 6th July. Leave Collieston » Cruden Bay (6.8) » Boddam (5.1) » Peterhead (3.5) » St Fergus (5)

DAY 68 7th July. Leave St Fergus » Crimond (6.5) » St Combs (4.5) » Inverallochy (1.7) » Fraserburgh (4.2) » Sandhaven (2.3) » Rosehearty (2.3)

DAY 69 8th July. Leave Rosehearty » New Aberdour (4.4) » Gardenstown (via Pennan) (7.1) » Macduff (7.1) » Banff (1.4) » Whitehills (2.6)

DAY 70 9th July. Leave Whitehills » Portsoy (4.8) » Cullen (5.6) » Portnockie (2) » Findochty (1.9) » Buckie (3) » Portgordon (2.2) » Spey Bay (3.9)

DAY 71 10th July. Leave Spey Bay » Kingston (3) » Lossiemouth (10.5) (NB The Moray Coastal trail links the villages from Cullen to Findhorn, Kinloss and Forres. I will use this where practicable, which will save a few miles) » Hopeman (6.3) » Burghead (2.3)

DAY 72 11th July. Leave Burghead » Findhorn (9.3) » Kinloss (2.6) » Forres (3.3) » Dyke (3.5)

DAY 73 12th July. Leave Dyke » Auldearn (4.7) » Nairn (2.7) » Fort George (via the A96 and B9092) (7.9) » Ardersier (1.7)

DAY 74 13th July. Leave Ardersier » Balloch (6.8) » Culloden (1.7) » Raigmore (2.7) » the Kessock Bridge (A9) (2.5) » North Kessock (1.5) » Munlochy (4)

DAY 75 14th July. Leave Munlochy » Avoch (3.8) » Fortrose (2) » Rosemarkie (0.9) » Cromarty (8.6) » (take the road to Cromnarty Bridge – go about 5 miles along the banks of the CromartyFirth and camp) (5)

DAY 76 15th July. Break camp and continue to Cromarty Bridge (9.8) » Evanton (5.4) » Alness (3.1) » Invergordon (3.5)

DAY 77 16th July. Leave Invergordon » Balintore (13.2) » Portmahomack (7.3)

DAY 78 17th July. Leave Portmahomack » Tain (9) » Dornoch Firth bridge (3.6) » Dornoch (5.5) » Embo (3)

DAY 79 18th July. Leave Embo » Golspie (10) » Brora (5.7) » half way to Hemsdale (6) and make camp

DAY 80 19th July. Break camp and complete journey to Helmsdale (6) » Berriedale (9) » go half way to Latheron and make camp (5)

DAY 81 20th July, Break camp and continue to Latheron (5) » Lybster (3.8) » Wick (13.4)

DAY 82 21st July. Leave Wick » John O’Groats (16.6) »  Gills (4.1)

DAY 83 22nd July. Leave Gills » Dunnet Head (7.3) » Castletown (4.6) » Thurso (5.3)

DAY 84 23rd July. Leave Thurso » Strathy (20.6)

DAY 85 24th July. Leave Strathy » Tongue (23.7)

DAY 86 25th July. Leave Tongue » Durness (30 total. Do 20 today)

DAY 87 26th July. Complete journey to Durness (10) » Kinlochbervie (total 18, do 9)

DAY 88 27th July. Complete journey to Kinlochbervie (9) » Rhiconich (junction with the A838)(4.4) » Laxford Bridge (junction with the A894)(4.7)

DAY 89 28th July. De-camp from Laxford Bridge » Scourie (6.5) » Kylesku (10.1)

DAY 90 29th July. Leave Kylesku » Drumbeg (10.8) » Stoer (7.3) » Clachtoll (1)

DAY 91 30th July. Leave Clachtoll» Lochniver (5.8) » Inverkirkaig (3) » Badnagyle (8.8)

DAY 92 31st July. Break camp and continue to » Strathcanaird  (19)

DAY 93 1st August. Leave Strathcanaird » Ardmair (4.4) » Ullapool (3.2)

DAY 94 and 95 2nd and 3rd August. Leave Ullapool » Laide (41.2 miles) with overnight camp after 20 miles

DAY 96 4th August. Leave Laide » Poolewe (8.9) » Gairloch (5.6)

DAY 97 5th August. Leave Gairloch » Talladale (10.2)» Kinlochewe (9.7)

DAY 98 6th August. Leave Kinlochewe » Torridon (10.4) » Shieldaig (7.8)

DAY 99 7th August. Leave Shieldaig » Fearnmore (11.8) » Applecross  (13.2)

This is approximately the 2,000 mile mark DAY 100 8th August. Leave Applecross » Lochcarron (17.2)

DAY 101 9th August. Leave Lochcarron » Achintee (7.5) » Dornie (1) » Kyle of Lochalsh (8.5)across the Skye bridge to Kyleakin (2.4)

DAY 102 10th August. Leave Kyleakin » Armadale (21.3)

DAY 103 11th August. Catch ferry to Mallaig » Arisaig (7.6) » Lochailort (8.8)

DAY 104 12th August. Leave Locahailort » Glenfinnan (9.6) » Corpach (12.9)

DAY 105  13th August. Leave Corpach » Fort William (3.6) » Onich (10.3) » Duror (8.3)

DAY 106 14th August. Leave Duror » Benderloch (17) » North and South Connel (3.8)

DAY 107 15th August. Leave South Connel » Oban (5.6) » Kilmelford (14.8)

DAY 108 16th August. Leave Kilmelford » Arduaine (3.9) » Ardfern (5.6) » Kilmartin (7.8)

DAY 109 17th August. Leave Kilmartin » Lochgilphead (8.1) » Lochgair (7.6)

DAY110 18th August. Leave Lochgair » Inveraray (16.8)

DAY 111 19th August. Leave Inveraray » Strachur (19.7)

DAY 112 20th August. Leave Strachur » Dunoon (17.7) » Hunter’s Quay (1.8) take ferry to McInroy’s Point

DAY 113 21st August. Leave McInroy’s Point » Inverkip (4.3) » Wemyss Bay (1.3) » Skelmorlie (1.7) »Largs (5.5) » Fairlie (2.7)

DAY 114 22nd August. Leave Fairlie » Hunterston (3.6) » Portencross (1.9) » West Kilbride (2.2) » Ardrossan (4.3) » Saltcoats (1.6) » Gailes (8.1)

DAY 115 23rd August. Leave Gailes » Troon (4.5) » Monkton (3.4) » Prestwick (2.6) » Ayr (2.8) » Dunure (7)

DAY116 24th August. Leave Dunure » Maidens (8.8) » Turnberry (1.8) » Girvan (5.3) » Ardwell (3.3)

DAY 117 25th August. Leave Ardwell » Balantrae (9.1) » Cairnryan (12.1)

DAY 118 26th August. Leave Cairnryan » Stranraer (6.6) » Kirkolm (5.8) » Portpatrick (10.7)

DAY 119 27th August. Leave Portpatrick » Glenluce (13.9) » Port William (total 13.5, go 7 and camp)

DAY 120 28th August. Continue to Port William (6.5) » Whithorn (8) » Isle of Whithorn (3.7)

DAY 121 29th August. Leave Isle of Whithorn » Garlieston (7.2) » Wigtown (7.8) » Newton Stewart (6.5)

DAY 122 30th August. Leave Newton Stewart » Creetown (6.4) » Gatehouse of Fleet (11.5)

DAY 123 31st August. Leave Gatehouse of Fleet » Kirkudbright (8) » Auchencairn (9.7) » Palnackie (4.3)

DAY 124 1st September. Leave Palnackie » Dalbeattie (3.5) » Dumfries (13.7) » Collin (3.8)

DAY 125  2nd September. Leave Collin » Annan (12.3) » Gretna (8)

DAY 126 3rd September. Leave Gretna » (ENGLAND) Carlisle (10.2) » Kirkbampton (6.3) » Kirkbride (5.3)

DAY 127 4th September. Leave Kirkbride » Siloth (11.9) » Allonby (7.3)

DAY 128 5th September. Leave Allonby » Maryport (5.2) » Flimby (2.2) » Siddick (2.3) » Salterbeck (3.4) »Harrington (0.8) » Parton (3.5) » Whitehaven (1.5) » Sandwith (2.7)

DAY 129 6th  September. Leave Sandwith » St Bees (2.2) » Netherton (2.9) » Sellafield (5.1) » Seascale (2.9) » Drigg (2.6)

DAY 130 7th  September. Leave Drigg » Bootle (10.7) » Whitbeck (4.2) » Haverigg (4.8)

DAY 131 6thSeptember. Leave Haverigg » Millom (1.4) » The Hill (2) » Broughton-in-Furness (5.1) » Grizebeck (2.7) » Kirkby-in-Furness (1.9) » Askam-in-Furness (3.8) » Dalton-in-Furness (2.1)

DAY 132 9th  September. Leave Dalton-in-Furness » Barrow-in-Furness (4.5) » Baycliff (6.3) » Ulverston (4.7) » Greenodd (4)

DAY 133 10th  September. Leave Greenodd » Haverthwaite (2.5) » Lindale (6.3) » Levens (6.2) » Heversham (2.2) » Milnthorpe (1.3)

DAY 134 11th September. Leave Milnthorpe » Arnside (3.4) » Silverdale (3.3) » Carnforth (4.4) » Bolton-le-Sands (1.9) » Morecambe (4) » Heysham (2.8)

DAY 135 12th  September. Leave Heysham » Middleton (1.6) » Overton (1.2) » Lancaster (6.3) » Bailrigg (3.1) » Glasson Dock (4.1) » Cockerham (3.4)

DAY 136 13th  September. Leave Cockerkam » Pilling (5) » Knott End-on-Sea (3.6) » Preesall (0.7) » Stalmine (1.3) » Hambleton (2) » Thornton Cleveleys (4.6) » Fleetwood (3.2)

DAY 137 14th  September. Leave Fleetwood » Bispham (4.9) » Blackpool (2.8) » South Shore (2.4) » Lytham St Annes (3.8) » Lytham (2.9) » Warton (3.5)

DAY 138 15th September. Leave Warton » Freckleton (1.1) » Clifton (3.5) » Aston on Ribble (3.9) » Preston (Ribble bridge A59) (1.3) » Pentwortham (1.5) »  Howick Cross (0.7) » Hutton (1.2) » Longton (1) » Walmer Bridge (1.4) » Much Hoole (1) » Tarleton (3.6)

DAY 139 16th  September. Leave Tarleton » Holmes (1.8) » Mere Brow (1.2) » Banks (2.2) » Churchtown (3.1) » Southport (1.7) » Formby (7.4) » Hightown (2.8)

DAY 140 17th  September. Leave Hightown » Crosby (3) » Brighton le Sands (3.3) » Waterloo (1) » Seaforth (1.1) » Bootle (1.8) » Liverpool (2) » New Brighton (4.3) » Wallasey (1.7)

DAY 141 18th  September. Leave Wallasey » Meols (4.7) » Hoylake (1) » West Kirby (1.6) » Thurstaston (3.6) » Heswall (2.1) » Parkgate (3) » Weston (0.9) » Little Neston (1) » Burton (2.2)

DAY 142 19th  September. Leave Burton » Puddington (1) » Garden City (WALES) (5.9) » Queensferry (1) » Connah’s Quay (1.7) » Oakenholt (3.3) » Flint (2.2) » Bagilt (2.6) » Greenfield (2.1)

DAY 143 20th  September. Leave Greenfield » Mostyn (3.2) » Ffynnongroyw (2.2) » Prestatyn (5) » Rhyl (3.9) » Kinmel Bay (1.8) » Aberglee (2.8)

DAY 144 21st  September. Leave Aberglee » Llanddulas (3.2) » Old Colwyn (2.7) » Colwyn Bay (1.4) » Rhos on Sea (1.5) » Penrhyn Bay (1.2) » Llandudno (2.8) »Deganwy (2.4) » Conwy (2.4) » Dwygfylchi (3.4)

DAY 145 22nd  September. Leave Dwygfylchi » Penmaenmwawr (1.3) »Llanfairfechan (3.1) » LLandygai (6.4) » Bangor (2) » Parc Menai (3.1) » Y Felinheli (2.7)

DAY 146 23rd  September. Leave Y Felinheli » Caernarfon (4) » Bontnewydd (1.7) » Llanfaglan (1) » Llanwnda (2.2) » LLandwrog (2.3) » Clynnog-fawr (4.7) » Llanaelhaearn (4)

DAY 147 24th September.  Leave LLanaelhaearn » LLithfaen (2.2) » Nefyn (3.8) » Morfa Nefyn (1.6) » Tudweiliog (2.9) » Llangwnnadl (3.9) » Aberdaron (6)

DAY 148 25th  September. Leave Aberdaron » LLanfaelrhys (3.1) » Rhiw (1.3) » Llanengan (6.8) » Bwlchtokin (1.4) » Abersoch (1.6) » Llanbedrog (2.7) » Penhros (1.6) » Pwllheli (2.4)

DAY 149 26th  September. Leave Pwlheli » Abererch (2) » LLstumdwy (5.5) » Cricieth (1.5) » Porthmadog (5) » Minnfford (2.1)

This is approximately the 3,000 mile mark DAY 150 27th  September. Leave Minnfford » Talsarnau (10) » Harlech (4.1) » Llanbedr (3) » Dyffryn Ardudwy (2.3)

DAY 151 28th  September. Leave Dyffryn Ardudwy » Llanaber (3) » Barmouth (1.5) » Fairbourne (3.4) » Llangelynin (5.1) » Tywyn (6.4)

DAY 152 29th  September. Leave Tywyn » Aberdovey (4.2) » Pennal (6.7) » Machynlleth (3.8) » Dovey Junction (5.3)

DAY 153 30th  September. Leave Dovey Junction » Borth (9.9) » Aberyswyth (6.1) » Trefechan (0.5) » Llanfarian (2.4)

DAY 154 1st October. Leave Llanfarian » LLan-non (8.4) » Aberaeron (4.6) » New Quay (7)

DAY 155 2nd October. Leave New Quay » Llangranog (7.7) » Penbryn (2.9) » Tresaith (1.5) » Aberporth (1.5) » Blaenannerch (2.6) » Penparc (2.5) » Cardigan (2.5)

DAY 156 3rd October. Leave Cardigan » St Dogmaels (1.3) » Newport (9.7) » Dinas Cross (2.7) » Fishguard (3.9) » Goodwick (1.3) » Dwrbach (3)

DAY 157 4th October. Leave Dwrbach » Castlemorris (3.2) » Mathry (2) » Trefin (3.1) » Porthgain (2.4) » Croesgoch (1.7) » St Davids (5.8) » Solva (3.2)

DAY 158 5th October. Leave Solva » Penycwm (3.3) » Roch (3.2) » Broad Haven (6.3) » Little Haven (0.7) » Talbenny (1.5) » St Brides (2.6) » Marloes (3.4)

DAY 159 6th October. Leave Marloes » Dale (2.7) » St Ishmaels (3.8) » Herbrandston (4) » Milford Haven (2.7) » Waterston (3) » Weyland (2.1) » Burton (2.6)

DAY 160 7th October. Leave Burton » Pembroke Dock (2.6) » Rhoscrowther (7.8) » Angle (5.1) » Stackpole (total 10.4, walk 5 miles and make camp)

DAY 161 8th October. Break camp and continue to Stackpole (5.4) » Freshwater East (3) » Manorbier (3.5) » Lydstep (2.2) » Penally (2.3) » Tenby (1.9) » Newhedges (1.6) » Saundersfoot (1.5) » Pendine (7.6)

DAY 162 9th October. Leave Pendine » Laugharne (5.2) » St Clears (4.1) » Llansteffan (7.6) » Llangain (4.1)

DAY 163 10th October. Leave Llangain » Johnstown (2.7) » Carmarthen (1) » Uplands (5.1) » Ferryside (3.9) » Kidwelly (3.7) » Pembrey (3.4) » Barryport (1.5)

DAY 164 11th October. Leave Barryport » Pwll (2.6) » Llanelli (2.2) » Gowerton (6.3) » Pen-Clawdd (2.6) » Crofty (1.5) » Llanrhydian (3) » Llanmadoc (4.1) » Llangennith (3.2) » Port Eynon (6.7) » Oxwich (3.5)

DAY 165 12th October. Leave Oxwich » Southgate (5.8) » The Mumbles (5) » West Cross (1) » Brynmill (2.3) » Swansea (1.4) » Port Tennant (1.9) » Briton Ferry (4.2)

DAY 166 13th October. Leave Briton Ferry » Port Talbot (3.6) » Margam (5.4) » Kenfig (3.9) » Porthcawl (3.1) » Tythegston (2.9) » Merthyr Mawr (3.1)

DAY 167 14th October. Leave Merthyr Mawr » Ogmore-by-Sea (via Ewenny) (4.7) » Southerndown (1.4) » (via Monknash and Marcross) Llantwit Major (8.3) » Rhoose (7)

DAY 168 15th October. Leave Rhoose » Barry (3.6) » Sully (3.5) » Penarth (3.7) » Llandough (1.6) » Rumney (5.3) » Peterstone Wentlooge (3.8)

DAY 169 16th October. Leave Peterstone Wentlooge » St Brides Wentlooge (2.5) » Newport (6.3) » Undy (9.7) » Rogiet (2)

DAY 170 17th October. Leave Rogiet » Sudbrook (3.5) » Mathern (6.4) » Redwick (ENGLAND) (via Seven Bridge) (6.6) » Severn Beach (0.9)

DAY 171 18th October. Leave Severn Beach » Avonmouth (5.1) » Portishead (5.7) » Clevedon (5.5) » Kingston Seymour (4.4)

DAY 172 19th October. Leave Kingston Seymour » Kewstoke (5.1) » Weston-Super-Mare (2.9)  » Bleadon (3.8) » Eastertown (1.8) » Lympsham (2.1) » Brean (3.6)

DAY 173 20th October. Leave Brean » Berrow (2.5) » Burnham-on-Sea (2.5) » Highbridge (1.5) » Pawlett (3.6) » Dunball (2.5) » Chilton Trinity (3) » Cannington (3.8) » Combwich (1.9)

DAY 174 21st October. Leave Combwich » Overhampton (1.3) » Stogursey (3.4)  » Doniford (8.6) » Watchet (1.5) » Minehead (7.9)

DAY 175 22nd October. Leave Minehead » Porlock (5.5) » Culbone (3.5) » Lynton (10.3)

DAY 176 23rd October. Leave Lynton » Combe Martin (10.3) » Berrynarbor (2.1) » Ilfracombe (3.6) » Lee (2.4)

DAY 177 24th October. Leave Lee » Mortehoe (3.1)  » Woolacombe (1.2) » Georgeham (3) » Croyde (1.5) » Saunton (2.5) » Braunton (2.2) » Barnstaple (5.3) » Bickington (1.7)

DAY 178 25th October. Leave Bickington » Fremington (1.4) » Yelland (1.3) » Instow (1.6) » Northam (3.6) » Appledore (1.5) » Westward Ho!(2.5) » Abbotsham (2.3) » Fairy Cross (1.8) » Horns Cross (1.7)

DAY 179 26th October. Leave Horns Cross » Bucks Cross (2.5) » Higher Clovelly (2.4) » Hartland (3.7) » Welcombe (5.4) » Morwenstow (7.3)

DAY 180 27th October. Leave Morwenstow » Bude (8) » Widemouth Bay (3) » Crackington Haven (6.2) » Boscastle (5.4)

DAY 181 28th October. Leave Boscastle » Trevalga (1.7) » Tintagel (2.1) » Treknow (1.2) » Delabole (2.4) » Port Isaac (5.3) » Polzeath (5.5) » Padstow (3.4)

DAY 182 29th October. Leave Padstow » Trevone (2) » Harlyn (1.6) » Constantine Bay (1.1) » Treyarnon (0.6) » Trenance (4.3) » Mawgan Porth (0.7) » Newquay (4.9) » Crantock (2.5) West Pentire (0.8) » Holywell (3)

DAY 183 30th October. Leave Holywell » Perranporth (4.3) » Trevellas (1.8) » St Agnes (2.1) » Porthtowan (3) » Portreath (3.9) » Gwithian (6)

DAY 184 31st October. Leave Gwithian » Phillack (2.7) » Hayle (0.9) » Lelant (2) » Carbis Bay (1.7) » St Ives (2) » Zennor (5.2) » Pendeen (6)

DAY 185 1st November. Leave Pendeen » St Just (2.3) » Sennen (4.9) » LAND’S END (1.1) »(via coastal path) Porthcurno (7)

DAY 186 2nd November. Leave  Porthcurno » (via coastal path) Mousehole (10) » Newlyn (2) » Penzance (1.2) » Longrock (2.3) » Marazion (1.6) » Perranuthnoe (2)

DAY 187 3rd November. Leave Perranuthnoe » Praa Sands (3.6) » Porthleven (5) » Gunwallow (2.9) » Mullion(2.4) » Landewednack (5.3) » Ruan Minor (2.4)

DAY 188 4th November. Leave Ruan Minor » Coverack (6.3) » St Kevern (2.5) » Manaccan (3.6) » Mawgan (3.9) » Gweek (1.6)

DAY 189 5thNovember . Leave Gweek » Mawnan (6.9) » Swanpool (3.2) » Falmouth (1.3) » Penryn (2.3) » Flushing (2.6) » Mylor (1.4) » Mylor bridge (1.4) » Perranworthal (2.6)

DAY 190 6th November . Leave Perranworthal » Devoran (1.6) » Feock (3) » St Just in Roseland (5.2) » St Mawes (1.8) » Portscatho (3.9) » Veryan (4.3)

DAY 191 7th November. Leave Veryan » Portloe (1.7) » Gorran Haven (6.9) » `Mevagissey (2.8) » Petewan (2) » Carlyon Bay (5) » Par (2.5)

DAY 192 8th November. Leave Par » Polkerris (1.8) » Fowey (2.6) » Polruan (by ferry) (2.7) » Polperro (6.3) » West Looe (4.1) » Looe (0.3) » Downderry (4.6)

DAY 193 9th November. Leave Downderry » Rame (9.4) » Cremyll (3.4) » take the Cremyll ferry to Plymouth (0.8) » Plymstock (3.9) » Down Thomas (2.9)

DAY 194 10th November. Leave Down Thomas » Heybrook Bay (2.7) » Wembury (2.3) » Brixton (4) » Newton Ferrers (3.9) » Holbeton (4.5) » Kingston (5.8)

DAY 195 11th September. Leave Kingston » Bigbury on Sea (3.6) » Bigbury (1.8) » Bridge End (2.3) » Churchstowe (1.5) » Bantham (3.7) » Thurlestone (1.1) » Hope Cove (2.1) » Marlborough (2.2) » Salcombe (2.1)

DAY 196 12th November. Leave Salcombe » (via ferry) East Portlemouth (0.8) » East Prawle (2.8) » Torcross (5.8) » Slapton (2.2) » Streete (2.7) » Blackpool Sands (1.4) » Stoke Fleming (1) » Dartmouth (2.6) » (via ferry) Kingwear (1)

DAY 197  13th November. Leave Kingwear » Brixham (4.7) » Galmpton (2.9) » Paignton (2.8) » Preston (1) » Torquay (2.2) » Newton Abbot (5.3) » Shaldon (1.7)

DAY 198 14th November. Leave Shaldon » Teignmouth (1.6) » Dawlish (3.1) » Dawlish Warren (1.8) » Starcross (2.4) » (via ferry) Exmouth (2.8) » Budleigh Salterton (4.8)

DAY 199 15th November. Leave Budleigh Salterton » Sidmouth (5.8) » Salcombe Regis (1.9) » Weston (1.5) » Branscombe (2.1) » Beer (2.4) » Seaton (1.1) » Lyme Regis (6.8)

This is approximately the 4,000 mile mark DAY 200 16th November. Leave Lyme Regis » Charmouth (2.7) » Chideok (4) » West Bay (4.2) » Burton Bradstock (1.6) » Swyre (3) » Abbotsbury (3.7)

DAY 201 17th November. Leave Abbotsbury » Chickerell (6.3) » Portland (5.4) » Fortuneswell (0.6) » Weston (1.6) » Easton (0.9) » Portland (1.7) » Wyke Regis (2.7)

DAY 202 18th November. Leave Wyke Regis » Weymouth (1.8) » Preston (3.4) » Osmington (3.1) West Lulworth (6) » East Lulworth (2.4) » Kimmeridge (5.2)

DAY 203 19th November. Leave Kimmeridge » Worth Matravers (6.7) » Swanage (3.8) » Studland (3.5)

DAY 204 20th November. Leave Studland » Wareham (9.3) » Holton Heath (2.9) » Lychett Minster (2.1) » Hamworthy (2.9) » Poole (1.5) » Lilliput (2.4)

DAY 205 21st November. Leave Lilliput » Bournemouth (3.6) » Boscombe (2.2) » Southbourne (2.2)  » Highcliffe (4.7) » Barton on Sea (2.3) » Milford on Sea (3.5) » Pennington (2.9)

DAY 206 22nd November. Leave Pennington » Lymington (1.1) » Beaulieu (6.6) » Exbury (3.4) » Blackfield (2.2) » Calshot (2.9) » Fawley (2) » Holbury (2.1)

DAY 207 23rd November. Leave Holbury » Dibden Purieu (2.5) » Hythe (1.7) » Dibden (1) » Marchwood (3) » Eling (1.9) » Redbridge (1.7) » Woolston (5.7) » Weston (0.9) » Netley Abbey (2.1)

DAY 208 24th November. Leave Netley Abbey » Hamble-le-Rice (2.7) » Burlesdon (2.7) » Lower Stanwick (0.9) » Sarisbury Green (1.9) » Warsash (0.8) » Stubbington (5.2) » Lee-on-the-Solent (1.9) » Alverstoke (3) » Gosport (1.7)

DAY 209 25th November. Leave Gosport » Old Portsmouth (1.3) (includes ferry) » Southsea (1) » South Hayling (includes ferry) (5.7) » Northney (3.4) » A27, Havant (2) » Emsworth (2.2) » Southbourne (1.6) » Nutbourne (1.2)

DAY 210 26th November. Leave Nutbourne » Chidham (1.3) » Bosham (3.3) » Fishbourne (2.2) » Donnington (3.2) » Birdham (2.5) » Itchenor (2.3) » West Itchenor (0.4) » West Wittering (3.1)

DAY 211 27th November. Leave West Wittering » East Wittering (1.5) » Bracklesham Bay (1.1) » Selsey (5) » Pagham (5.5) » Bognor Regis (3.9) » Middleton on Sea (2.9)

DAY 212 28th November. Leave Middleton on Sea » Climping (2.8) » Littlehampton (2.1) » Rushington (1.7) » Angmering (2) » Ferring (3)» Goring (2) » Worthing (2) » Lancing (3.5)

DAY 213 29th November. Leave Lancing » Shoreham (2.2) » Southwick (2) » Hove (2.2) » Brighton pier (1.6) » Patcham (3.5) » Clayton (3.7) » Hassocks (1.2) » Burgess Hill (2,9)

DAY 214 30th November. Leave Burgess Hill » Haywards Heath (3.8) » Lindfield (1.7) » Horsted Keynes (3.4) » Forest Row (6.1) » East Grinstead (YAY!!!) (2.9)