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Day 9 of the Longest Walk

A Change of Scenery.
Westward Ho! to Clovelly

Another good English at the The Village Inn in Westward Ho! and an early-ish start of 9:30am.
A cloudy start with rain promised later in the morning, unfortunately the forecast didn’t let us down.
The first part of the walk is quite open and the views even though it was overcast were still beautiful.
When it did start raining we gained some protection from woods, the woods were part of the walk pretty much from just about 6 miles into the walk.
This reminded us very much of the early days of the walk back at Minehead. The flat walking was now gone and we were back into the undulating ’normal’ coast path.
We took a coffee break in the drizzle at Bucks Mills before the final 4 ½ mile push into Clovelly.
Arriving in Clovelly the rain started just as we were sat out side a tea room partaking in a cream tea, this didn’t stop us enjoying the moment as we also watched some gig racing going us down on the sea.

We did seem to do this section really fast, this told on us later falling asleep when we got into the B&B and also later in the evening, yes our legs where tired.

Internet connectivity in the B&B wasn’t as good as I’d have liked hence the lack of links in this section, I’m likely to add them at a later date.

If you have been thinking about doing a long distance walk, certainly in the UK then look online for a company like Lets Go Walking as they take the strain out of organising the accommodation and transfer of luggage and you, and the experience is well worth the effort of the walking.

*SWCP = South West Coastal Path

Pictures can be found here.

A few stats.
5 hours 35 mins walking. Total This week 25 Hours 01 Mins
Total Walk 44 hours 14 mins
11.3 miles Distance, including extra walks to beaches and to the ends of any points we visited.
Total This week 56.1 Miles
Total Walk 103.1 Miles
Total time out including stops photo opportunity, enjoying tea and cake, 6 hours 30 mins. Total this week 33 hours 22 mins. Total walk time out 60 hours 32 mins


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