Cornish adventureIt has been a couple of weeks since our mini Cornish Challenge adventure- so how did it go? Well, we did it- we completed our objective of walking over 80 miles in four days (in fact, we completed 88 miles). Was it easy? No! Did we learn anything? You betch’ya- that’s the great thing about adventures, big or small…

Our first day was a quite ambitious one; from Carbis Bay to the Youth Hostel near St Just. We were faced with a 22 mile trek, and had underestimated the amount of time it would take us to negotiate the undulating, rock strewn path carrying our heavy packs.

Initially the South West Coast Path took us into St Ives on easy tracks, where we purchased a Cornish pasty each for lunch. However it soon became increasingly apparent why the guide books warn that this was the most challenging section of the whole of the Coast Path- it felt as though we were actually scrambling in places, and our progress was often tortoise-like, impeded by our packs.

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