Ups and downs on the coast

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - News -

Liv­ing near the York­shire Dales and the Lake Dis­trict, I thought I was a tough cookie when it came to walk­ing. I’ve done the York­shire Three Peaks a cou­ple of times and al­ways thought that would be the tough­est walk I would do.

Imag­ine my sur­prise then when, on hol­i­day in Corn­wall, my hus­band and I de­cided to walk along the SWCP from Bude to Crack­ing­ton Haven, fol­low­ing your route. Up, down then up again fol­lowed by a very steep down and then straight back up the steep­est flight of stairs I’ve ever known!

But the steady climb out of Wide­mouth Bay got the lungs and legs warmed up, com­pletely un­ex­pect­edly, the sun came out. It was sup­posed to be cold and rainy!

We thor­oughly en­joyed it, and def­i­nitely earned the cream tea when we ar­rived at Crack­ing­ton Haven – hot, di­sheveled but com­pletely blown away by the gor­geous scenery! Per­haps there are hills other than ‘up north’.

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