Packing For Light Weight Fast Walking

  During packing for my long distance, fast walk of the Cornish North Coastal Path (the North Coast of Cornwall in six days), I had to think quite a lot about the gear I’d be taking. In particular, I had to consider how to keep the weight as low as possible. Even though gram counting doesn’t sound very cool, you’re going to have to lift every excess gram you bring, with every step. During our walk, we passed 60,000 steps…

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Helly Hansen HP Fleece Jacket and Dromi Utility Pant Review

  Helly Hansen HP Fleece Jacket Review For our hike along the North Cornish Coastline, I bought some new clothing for the trip. As the trek was quite intense and involved walking over 140 miles of pretty severe terrain over just six days, I wanted some kit that was really going to help. I’ve worn Helly Hansen clothing during mountain walking in the past and have always found it really good gear. As part of our plan we had also…

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Norrona Falketind Alpha 60 Jacket Review

  Hopefully you’ve already read all about my adventure walking the entire North Coast of Cornwall on the Coastal Path in just six days (if you haven’t then you need to click here!). What was great about this trip was that I was not only able to see every inch of the North Coast of Cornwall, whilst simultaneously abusing my own legs, but was also able to test out some exciting new outdoor gear at the same time. The physical…

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Walking the Coast Path of Cornwall – Day Six: St Ives – Lands End

  Day Six St Ives – Lands End Via Zennor Head, Gurnard’s Head, Pendeen Watch, Cape Cornwall and Sennen Cove. 24 Miles / 38.6 Kilometres 54,770 Steps Start Time: 9:30 End Time: 18:30 Total time: 9 hours Average speed (including all stops): 2.67mph Click here to read about the whole trip.     The final day! Wahoo! We were stoked to be on the last leg. We had 24 miles left to complete the whole of the North Coast of…

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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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