Outdoor Adventures

Walking the Coast Path of Cornwall – Day Five: Perranporth – St Ives

  Day Five Perranporth – St Ives Via St Agnes, Chapel Porth, Porthtowan, Portreath, Godrevy Point, Gwithian, Hayle and Lelant. 30.2 Miles / 48.6 Kilometres 60,273 Steps Start Time: 9:00 End Time: 18:10 Total time: 8hrs 10mins Average speed (including all stops): 3.7mph Click here to read about the whole trip.     Today was going to be an epic journey. Just the sound of it sounded long and daunting – Perranporth to St Ives. That’s a fair old distance…

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Outdoor Adventures

Walking the Coast Path of Cornwall – Day Four: Trevone Beach – Perranporth

  Day Four Trevone Beach – Perranporth Via Treyarnon Bay, Porthcothan, Mawgan Porth, Watergate Bay, Newquay, Crantock, Porth Joke and Holywell. 30 Miles / 48.2 Kilometres 54,386 Steps Start Time: 9:00 End Time: 17:00 Total time: 8 hours Average speed (including all stops): 3.75mph Click here to read about the whole trip.     Day four was the first of two big days. As this stretch from Trevone beach (aka Trev-one or Trev1) to Perranporth was considerably flatter than the…

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Outdoor Adventures

Walking the Coast Path of Cornwall – Day Three: Port Issac – Trevone Beach

  Day Three Port Issac – Trevone Beach Via Portquin, Pentire Point and Polzeath. 17 Miles / 27.3 Kilometres 35,381 Steps Start Time: 9:00 End Time: 16:00 Total time: 7 hours Average speed (including all stops): 2.43mph Click here to read about the whole trip.     We stayed the night in the Port Isaac Slipway Hotel, which obviously wasn’t as amazing as the previous night’s Trevigue B&B but was still really nice. In the morning, we had planned to…

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Outdoor Adventures

Walking the Coast Path of Cornwall – Day Two: Crackington Haven – Port Issac

  Day Two Crackington Haven – Port Issac Via Boscastle, Tintagel, Trebarwith Strand and Portgaverne. 20.5 Miles / 32.9 Kilometres 45,763 Steps Start Time: 9:00 End Time: 17:30 Total time: 8hrs 30mins Average speed (including all stops): 2.41mph Click here to read about the whole trip.     I woke up in bed, after a cracking night’s sleep, feeling totally great again. I then got out of bed and realised that my feet and legs still ached – although not…

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Outdoor Adventures

Walking the Coast Path of Cornwall – Day One: Devon to Crackington Haven

  Day One Welcombe Mouth, Devon – Crackington Haven Via Bude and Widemouth Bay. 20.3 Miles / 32.6 Kilometres 45,046 Steps Start Time: 10:00 End Time: 17:45 Total time: 7hrs 45mins Average speed (including all stops): 2.61mph Click here to read about the whole trip.     As this was the very first day of our trip we intended it to be a shortish and easier day than the others to ease ourselves into it. However as you can see…

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Hiking

Long Distance Walking the North Coast of Cornwall Coastal Path

  North Cornwall Coast Path Walk: Devon to Land’s End in Six Days My friend and I just got back from an epic trip walking the entire North Coast of Cornwall on the Southwest Coast Path. This was a distance of 144.2 miles which we covered in full in just six days. It was no mean feat and something that the South West Coast Path suggests you walk in about 13 days! An official guide book states that this trip…

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The Man Cave

My Vintage 50s or 60s Kitchen Larder Unit or Pantry Renovation Part 2

  Kicking off from where I got to in part one, I had got the whole unit stripped down and sanded to bear wood. The process had unveiled, as well as created, a few scuff and scratches. There were also lots of holes from fixing the different shelves. Some serious application of wood filler was definitely needed!     The original chrome handles were in quite a state. They had several coats of paint splatters and some serious pitting. I…

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Travel

Harry Potter Studio Tour Review Part One

  During the Easter holidays, I decided to take my girlfriend for a trip to the ‘Warner Bros Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter’ in Leavesdon. We had only heard great things about the film studio over the past few years so Vicky was ecstatic to go. Just to get us in the mood for the experience and remind ourselves, we had watched all of the Harry potter movies in the month or so beforehand – I would…

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Clothing

Royal Robbins Shirt Review – Great For Travelling

  Vicky and I are in the middle of planning a pretty spectacular and awesome trip. I’ll write all about that when we’ve sorted all the details. Anywho, this adventure is going to take us to so amazing places and we plan on travelling light and taking very little gear with us. If we’re only going to be bringing a bagful each then we need to make sure the clothing we are taking will handle the conditions and endure everything…

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Clothing

Icebreaker Women’s BodyFitZONE Long Sleeve Half Zip Baselayer Review

    Hello everyone, Vicky here – For the last few months, I have been wearing the Icebreaker’s Women’s BodyFitZONE Long Sleeve Half Zip Baselayer and it is absolutely amazing! I got it several months ago to wear whilst walking over the winter season. However, it’s come in handy for a lot more than just this. As it’s a baselayer, you wouldn’t have noticed it in all the photos but I’ve been wearing it all the time. Especially in our…

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