Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 15: Boscastle to Tremayna

Distance covered today: 12408 steps - 6.47 miles
Distance traveled so far: 85.93 miles

I'm traveling from Land's End to John O' Groats by means of Google Street View and Fitbit. In other words I have actually walked every mile I log, just in a more mundane location. This blog records the route I might have taken, if I had the luxury of taking a few months off work!


 

Boscastle

The incredibly scenic town of Boscastle. Crossing the main bridge and looking down past the river Valency towards the bay.

Boscastle
 

Heading Northeast

Wonderful far reaching views from the headlands as I progress out of Boscastle to the north-east.

Heading Northeast
 

Crackington

Heading down now into the delightfully named Crackington Haven, close to the end of today's journey.

Crackington
 

In the centre of Crackington Haven, looking out towards the bay. This town apparently was also badly flooded at the same time as Boscastle.

Crackington
 

Day 14: Trevalga to Boscastle

Distance covered today: 2940 steps - 1.53 miles
Distance traveled so far: 79.46 miles

I'm traveling from Land's End to John O' Groats by means of Google Street View and Fitbit. In other words I have actually walked every mile I log, just in a more mundane location. This blog records the route I might have taken, if I had the luxury of taking a few months off work!


 

The High Road

Today's route takes me over the headlands, approaching the very scenic town of Boscastle, which some of you will remember due to the dreadful flood they suffered in 2004, or from the BBC documentary A Seaside Parish

The High Road
 

Boscastle

Today's short walk ends up on the road where we start to descend into Boscastle.

Boscastle
 

Reality check: sorry, just a lazy Sunday today - fitting cupboards and shopping - so only a very short walk to log!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Day 13: Trebarwith to Trevalga

Distance covered today: 8155 steps - 4.25 miles
Distance traveled so far: 77.93 miles

I'm traveling from Land's End to John O' Groats by means of Google Street View and Fitbit. In other words I have actually walked every mile I log, just in a more mundane location. This blog records the route I might have taken, if I had the luxury of taking a few months off work!

Road to Tintagel
 

Approaching Tintagel

Some impressive views along this road

Approaching Tintagel
 

More impressive views of this rugged coastal area

Approaching Tintagel
 

Tintagel

Walking through the town centre of Tintagel

Tintagel
 

Camelot!

It isn't just a model

Camelot!
 

Day 12: Port Isaac to Trebarwith

Distance covered today: 12558 steps - 6.55 miles
Distance traveled so far: 73.68 miles

I'm traveling from Land's End to John O' Groats by means of Google Street View and Fitbit. In other words I have actually walked every mile I log, just in a more mundane location. This blog records the route I might have taken, if I had the luxury of taking a few months off work!


 

Port Isaac

Port Isaac is my first stop today, and the approach is quite impressive!

Entering Port Isaac
 

Beautiful seafront setting at Port Isaac

Port Isaac
 

Looking back towards the town

Port Isaac
 

Port Gaverne

Another scenic fishing village

Port Gaverne
 

Road to Tintagel

On the high ground on the road towards Tintagel. I come across the Poldark Inn, which looks impressively isolated.

Road to Tintagel
 

Day 11: Rock to Port Isaac

Distance covered today: 11797 steps - 6.15 miles
Distance traveled so far: 67.13 miles

I'm traveling from Land's End to John O' Groats by means of Google Street View and Fitbit. In other words I have actually walked every mile I log, just in a more mundane location. This blog records the route I might have taken, if I had the luxury of taking a few months off work!


 

Rock Methodist Church

Passed this picturesque church shortly after starting my journey today.


 

St. Minver

Next up is the lovely village of St. Minver


 

Approaching today's destination

Just short of Port Isaac


 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Day 10: Trevose to Rock

Distance covered today: 7844 steps - 4.09 miles
Distance traveled so far: 60.98 miles

I'm traveling from Land's End to John O' Groats by means of Google Street View and Fitbit. In other words I have actually walked every mile I log, just in a more mundane location. This blog records the route I might have taken, if I had the luxury of taking a few months off work!


 

St Merryn

First stop of the day is St. Merryn, a nice looking village with a well stocked surf shop to boot! Apparently this was the first town to export beef from the UK following Mad Cow disease (BSE) in the late 1990s.


 

The church in St. Merryn is a bit of a youngster, at just 750 (754 now) years old.


 

Scening fishing lakes further up the road, on another nice virtual day


 

Padstow

Gloriously sunny Padstow, home of TV chef Rick Stein


 

I cross over to Rock on the other side of the bay via a foot ferry


 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Day 9: Trevarrian to Trevose

Distance covered today: 10941 steps - 5.7 miles
Distance traveled so far: 56.79 miles

I'm traveling from Land's End to John O' Groats by means of Google Street View and Fitbit. In other words I have actually walked every mile I log, just in a more mundane location. This blog records the route I might have taken, if I had the luxury of taking a few months off work!


 

Mawgan Porth

First stop today in the seaside village of Mawgan Porth. Overcast weather didn't stop the crowds of "sun" worshippers!


 

Old Macdonald's Farm EIEIO

Surprised they haven't been sued!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Day 8: Newquay to Trevarrian

Distance covered today: 13490 steps - 7.03 miles
Distance traveled so far: 51.09 miles

I'm traveling from Land's End to John O' Groats by means of Google Street View and Fitbit. In other words I have actually walked every mile I log, just in a more mundane location. This blog records the route I might have taken, if I had the luxury of taking a few months off work!


 

Newquay

Town centre hotel and Indian restaurant in Newquay - Britain's answer to surfer's paradise
 

And further along I'm able to get a look at the seafront


 

Tregurrian

Another hotspot for the beach crowds


 

Trevarrian

Today's destination, just beyond the village of Trevarrian.

Day 7: Perranporth Airfield to Newquay

Distance covered today: 13365 steps - 6.97 miles
Distance traveled so far: 44.06 miles

I'm traveling from Land's End to John O' Groats by means of Google Street View and Fitbit. In other words I have actually walked every mile I log, just in a more mundane location. This blog records the route I might have taken, if I had the luxury of taking a few months off work!


 

Perranporth

First stop today is the town centre of Perranporth


 

Just north of the town centre is a very lively beach. This part of the Cornish coast is well loved by surfers and sunseekers


 

Approaching Newquay

I finish today about 1 mile short of Newquay

Day 6: St. Agnes to Perranporth Airfield

Distance covered today: 5274 steps - 2.75 miles
Distance traveled so far: 37.09 miles

I'm traveling from Land's End to John O' Groats by means of Google Street View and Fitbit. In other words I have actually walked every mile I log, just in a more mundane location. This blog records the route I might have taken, if I had the luxury of taking a few months off work!


 

St. Agnes

Shortly after starting today, I proceed into the little coastal town of St. Agnes


 

Blue Hills Tin Mine

I'm not sure if this site is the Blue Hills mine itself, or an earlier mine. A very scenic part of the countryside, nonetheless


 

Perranporth Airfield

Finishing up today on the perimeter road of Perranporth Airfield - an old wartime airfield now used for private flying.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Day 5: Pool to St. Agnes

Distance covered today: 13491 steps - 7.03 miles
Distance traveled so far: 34.34 miles

I'm traveling from Land's End to John O' Groats by means of Google Street View and Fitbit. In other words I have actually walked every mile I log, just in a more mundane location. This blog records the route I might have taken, if I had the luxury of taking a few months off work!


 

The Redruth Bypass

Heading towards the northern Cornish coast today, I skirt around the edge of the larger town of Redruth before passing under the A30


 

Tin Mines

Passing some of the characteristic disused Cornish tin mines which litter the countryside in this part of the UK


 

Outskirts of St. Agnes

Don't quite make it into St. Agnes this afternoon, but just a short walk remaining into the village centre tomorrow.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Day 4: Leedstown to Pool

Distance covered today: 13502 steps - 7.04 miles
Distance traveled so far: 27.31 miles

I'm traveling from Land's End to John O' Groats by means of Google Street View and Fitbit. In other words I have actually walked every mile I log, just in a more mundane location. This blog records the route I might have taken, if I had the luxury of taking a few months off work!


 

Praze-an-Beeble

The incredibly named village of Praze-an-Beeble just after today's starting point.


 

Plume of Feathers at Pool

Close to today's destination, the distinctively decorated Plume of Feathers. A nice place to settle down after a 7 mile stroll!