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229 Nefyn to Trefor

I wander through old quarry workings and tackle the intimidating trek up the nearly-a-mountain slope of Yr Eifl. Continue reading

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159am Kewstoke to Clevedon

Why is it so difficult to walk to Clevedon? Motorways and rivers must be crossed. Footpaths let me down. I’m forced to abandon Plan A and Plan B.
Will Plan C succeed? Continue reading

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102. Freathy, Portwrinkle to Looe

I come to Tregantle Fort. This is a ‘Danger Area’ on the map and is used as a firing range. The South West Coast path crosses in front and the fort seems eerily silent – the many windows give the impression I am being watched. Continue reading

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60. Bosham to Prinsted, Southbourne

My camera is broken and I am reduced to taking photos with my iPhone. I am not in the best of moods as I set off to walk around this peninsula – past the village of Chidham and Cobnor Activities Centre. I walk under oak trees and along a path through wild flowers. In the distance are mud, water and boats. Continue reading

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30. Fobbing to Tilbury

“Or, if you walk into the village, you may be able to catch a bus.”
“I am not allowed to travel by bus,” I tell him.
If he thinks this is a little odd, he is too polite to say so.
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29. Southend to Basildon to Fobbing

I hesitate outside the dark mouth of the gloomy alleyway. For the first time on my whole journey, I feel very uneasy. I am not concerned about tides, or mud, or even snakes. It is the thought of ….. Continue reading

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28. Great Wakering to Southend to Leigh-on-Sea

Southend is full of sunlight but I am surrounded by warning signs. I am forbidden from walking along the beach – first by Ministry of Defence warning signs and later by an oil spill. I scratch my insect bites and have some close encounters with blackberry bushes, before becoming trapped in deep, dark stairwell …. Continue reading

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27. Rochford to Great Wakering

My husband joins me and we discover a minature railway and enjoy a grand view of Barling Tip. I acquire – and lose – a walking stick, get sprayed by stinking marsh water and nearly step on a “snake”. Continue reading

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26. Burnham on Crouch to Rochford

I am planning to make good progress over the next few days. Who knows, I might even manage to leave Essex. With 350 miles of coastline, Essex has the longest coastline in England. I was not aware of this fact before I encountered its miles of estuaries ….
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24. Bradwell to Tillingham Marshes

Around the Dengie Peninsula, there is a coastal path stretching from Bradwell Power Station to Burnham on Crouch; seventeen miles of coastal footpath, with no villages, no towns and no marinas; along which the only building of any significance is St Peter’s Chapel. A powerful atmosphere fills the place ….

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