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Stage 16. Harwich to Kirby-le-Soken

The heat is relentless – more like Spain than England – and the air is hot and close around my face. My chest feels tight and I am having trouble breathing. I hear the sound of horse hooves behind me and have to force myself not to stop. There is horsey breath coming over my shoulder…. Continue reading

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Stage 14. Aldeburgh through Chillesford to Boyton Marshes

Today is a day of forests, fields, pigs and hay fever. I get hot, cross, bothered – and lost – on a pig farm. I meet a snake and nearly have a close encounter with some cows. Continue reading

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Stage 11. Corton to Lowestoft to Benacre

I reach the the most Eastern point of the British Isles and then head off down a long stretch of deserted beach. Disorientated by a never-ending shingle bank, I miss lunch and am nearly defeated by a disappearing beach as I make my way past crumbling cliffs. Continue reading

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Stage 9. Sea Palling to Winterton to Caister-on-Sea

I see a dog’s grey muzzle in the water – a labrador I think – about 20 yards from shore. My heart stops. I believe I have just seen a dog drown. For one wild moment I contemplate plunging into the cold sea ….. Continue reading

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Stage 7. Sheringham to Overstrand to Mundesley

I forget my socks. There is nobody here at all. Nobody. On my right are crumbling cliffs with no way up. If you were caught here with a rising tide, it would be difficult to escape the waves. Continue reading

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Stage 5. Wells to Cley-Next-the-Sea

The wind is fierce and cold. Across the marsh we see huge sea waves breaking at Blakeney Point. We stop and eat bananas, sitting on very soft, spongy tufts of grass. So soft, we could fall asleep …. Continue reading

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Stage 4. Burnham Deepdale to Wells-next-the-Sea

Another weekend – another walk. This time, my long-suffering husband is coming with me. We discover a decomposing seal carcass. I keep an anxious eye on the sea. The tide could easily cut you off quickly. People die here. Continue reading

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Preparations

Yes, I am going to walk around the British coastline. I am going to enjoy it. And I start tomorrow. Continue reading

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