Distance - 19.5Km
Time Taken - Hard to say with tanning breaks
Assent - 450m ish
Day 2 of the South West Coast Path (SWCP) adventure. Another glorious day, it was hard to imagine that we are still in February. February is still supposed to be winter? After day one the only injuries were a slightly burnt face and to the wallet (Hostels with bar and cafe are not cheap...).
|View from the hostel.|
Many sections of the walk are dominated by the constant and inevitable erosion and the forces of the waves. This leads to sections (Treyarnon to Porthcothen for example) of switchbacks which are at times annoying, backwards and forwards without really going anywhere. Saying that the views are again stunning with the path right on the edge of the sea.
The higher cliffs led to a few steeper sections as you climbed up from beaches or valley's. This led to me being knackered but got greater views. In the summer sun Bedruthen Steps stood out showing their rugged beauty.
|It was steeper than it looks....honest!|
This walk seems to have 2 endings, as you reach Porth beach and enter Newquay you get the feeling that the walk is over, but with another mile to go it can be deflating! The legs were stiffer today and the lack of miles in my legs from no training was being felt. Two blisters/pressure points on my heels raised their ugly heads in the latter stages of the walk. They didn't appear to be from rubbing or friction, just purely the weight on each heel strike.