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Day 23 of the Longest Walk

Hayle to Zennor
Hayle to Zennor

Day 8 of this weeks adventures and day 23 in total of The Longest Walk.

Breakfast at the White Hart Hotel was good and no ghosts disturbed us over night. Although our windows were being cleaned at 7am!

We set off around 9:15am and the walk out of Hayle was fine until we reached Griggs Quay where there was no footpath and we had to walk on quite a busy bit of road with nowhere to step onto a verge, nasty, this lasted for about 200 to 250 yards.
We then headed through suburban Lelant and actually the walk from this point until St Ives crossed the rail line several times, went past a gold course and through some sand dunes, but more interestingly went past some very nice houses, and being nosey we enjoyed looking at some of the houses.

St Ives was extremely busy but we took time out for an ice cream and also sat and watched swimmers and body boarders on the beach beyond Bamaluz Point, where a seal decided to join the people in the water.
We took the opportunity to walk along Porthmeor Beach and at the end we thought we’d have to take a diversion, the reason was because there were road signs telling us that work was being carried out, well actually the work had been finished and we walked on what so far has been the smoothest section out of St Ives.
We were told that the stretch from St Ives to Zennor can be very rewarding but is probably the hardest stretch, well it is certainly rewarding but is not the hardest, it is difficult buts thats mainly because of the path being more of a clamber of rocks rather than a path. The climbs up and down are not particularly tough, it’s just that you have to watch your footing quite a lot.
This stretch also seemed to be one of the busiest out of built up area’s that we have come across.

We took some time out and did a lot of seal watching at River Cove, we the carried on and after a slip and me grazing my knee’s, the rock had changed, still lots of clambering, but the rock had a lot of grit and was quite slippery.
We arrived at Zennor and the first thing we did was to grab a pint before taking a short stroll round the church. We ate our evening meal at The Tinners Arms our place of residence overnight, intact there wasn’t a great deal of choice to be honest Happy

*SWCP = South West Coastal Path

Pictures can be found here.
I will also add some short unedited clips of the Time Lapse walk on the video Page.

A few stats.
6 hours 10 mins walking. Total This holiday 38 Hours 05 mins
Total Walk 152 hours 39 mins
16.60 miles Distance, including extra walks to beaches and to the ends of any points we visited.
Total This week 105.41 Miles
Total Walk 300.29 Miles

Semi Official Data
This week total height climbed: 16,584ft (5,055m)
Mileage from Minehead to Current Location-
Distance: 246.4 miles
Estimated time: 117.10 hours
Total height climbed: 47,483ft (14,473m)

Total time out including stops photo opportunity, enjoying tea and cake, 7 hours 15 mins. Total this week 61 hours 59 mins. Total walk time out 192 hours 30 mins.
An extra piece of info from my Fitbit total Steps = 37251 including extra walks to beaches and to the ends of any points we visited.
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