Distance 28.06 miles , cumulative 1,189.59 miles, time 10 hrs 45 mins, walking time 9 hrs 20 mins, pace 3 mph, camped Headland Caravan Park
The stretch into Tintagel can be brutal on a hot day carrying a large pack with all the steep valleys to cross. Fortunately, whilst humid there was a stiff breeze for most of the day.
We made an early start and had the path to ourselves for the first four hours except for a few dog walkers. Widemouth Bay was beginning to see the surfer dudes gather for what looked like a competition. We walked passed the adventure centre where Ryan had his stag weekend and we reached Crackington Haven for an early lunch of tea and a pasty. One of the joys of the SWCP is that there are plenty of cafe stops on the route. Steve likes to eat his way round the coastal path.
Boscastle was busy and fortunately no flooding or dramatic rooftop helicopter rescues were to be seen, just the usual witches and wizards shops.
The Headland Hotel at Tintagel had been visible all day and gradually got closer as we negotiated the switchbacks up and over the cliffs.
In the evening Tim and Lois S met us for a pub meal and that made for a very convivial evening of catching up. Tim is even thinking about walking JOGLE himself, Lois is not – but is happy to be the support crew. Thanks to Lois and Tim for making the journey down from Sidmouth it was very much appreciated and a welcome treat.
Tomorrow we walk on to Port Isaac but then cut inland towards Wadebridge. The SWCP continues on to Rock and you would get the ferry to Padstow. However ‘ End to Enders’ should not use ferries as you are supposed to walk the whole way so we have to divert in to Wadebridge. This combined with us being a day behind our original plan thwarted Bob and Kath’s attempts to surprise us by meeting us on the trail. Sorry Bob and Kath we hope you enjoyed your walk anyway.