180km trek in support of LB Sanctuary Cambodia

Update posted by Lynne Willimott On Jun 28, 2015

After 8 long days we're now waiting for the train back north on a cold and rainy Redruth station.

We left Marazion Friday morning in the rain, with no view of St Michael's Mount at all. Luckily by 1pm the clouds had cleared and it was sweltering hot as the sun burnt off the moisture. We arrived in Porthleven in plenty of time to get our tents dried before heading for tea by the harbour.

Yesterday we were up early for the final 22km to Lizard Point. We made good progress along the cliffs and Loe Bar, arriving in Church Cove for elevensies by the beach. Walking on through Poldu Cove past Marconi's monument we arrived in Mullion Cove at 1pm, where we ate pasties and watched the festival in the harbour.

Our plans for a swim at Kynance cove were scuppered due to the high tide, so we soldiered on, finally reaching The Lizard about 5.30pm.

The hostel sits just below the lighthouse at Lizard, with stunning views over the headland and out to sea. What better place to end our adventure?

Thank you for following!

Lynne

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Update posted by Lynne Willimott On Jun 25, 2015

After a long couple of days we've finally made it to Marazion, where we're camping not far from St Michael's Mount.

Yesterday was a stunning walk via Cape Cornwall to Sennan Cove, Lands End then on to Porthcurno. We ended the day at the Minack Theatre watching She Stoops To Conquer.

This morning we left the rugged north coast heading round to Lamorna for lunch, then Mousehole. The final stahe took us all the way around Mounts Bay to Marazion.

I can't belive there's only 2 days left! (although I bet my feet can!) Thanks for all the support!

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Update posted by Lynne Willimott On Jun 23, 2015

After 28km in the sun from Perranporth to Coombe on Sunday, yesterday morning we woke up to rain... we packed up our tents quickly and got straight on the trail.

Things started to look up as wr reached Hell's Mouth just as the cafe was opening and were able to enjoy a cooked breakfast and well earned coffee to set us up for the rest of the day.

After seeing the seals at Godrevy we dropped down into Gwithian, where we cross the miles of sand dunes (towans) all the way to Hayle.

From Hayle it's quite a trek around the flats to Lelant but from there it was a beautiful walk to St Ives via Carbis Bay, and the sun had come out giving us amazing views across the sands back to Godrevy.

This morning's route to Zennor is said to be challenging, so wish us luck for the day ahead!

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Update posted by Lynne Willimott On Jun 20, 2015

After a 5am wake up call and 8 hour train ride, we finally made it to Cornwall and were straight on the road. Once out of Newquay it was across the estuary and onto the coastal path.

A heavy sea fog meant there wasn't much in the way of views, but it was very atmospheric and the sand dunes were great.

We've set up camp for the night in Perranporth, and it feels like an early night is on the cards.

Thanks for your support!

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Update posted by Lynne Willimott On Jun 14, 2015

So, just 6 days until we leave for the south west to start our trek. My limp has almost gone, so just a final push this week to build a bit of strength and fitness back up.

This weekend we've gone over the plans and provisionally worked out where we think we'll be camping. We've also booked tickets to the Minack Theatre for Wednesday 24th, which should help motivate us to keep to schedule.

One last challenge remaining is to whittle down the packing list to an acceptable weight and that will all fit in the rucksack...

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Update posted by Lynne Willimott On Jun 07, 2015

After over a week on crutches following a calf strain, I'm finally up and about without them and able to start my rehab. I've walked (well, hobbled) a little over 12km over the past 2 days - all on flat terrain and not carrying any equipment. It's going to be an interesting 2 weeks getting mobile for the challenge!

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Chris Burley

Backed with £25.00 On Jul 27, 2015

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Great idea, thanks for taking the effort! Then again, the walking in wonderful Cornwall is more pure pleasure rather than real effort :-)

Martin Karl

Backed with £20.00 On Jul 13, 2015

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Well done to you and Cathy. I am certain the trip was a success and enjoyable,, but the cause is commendable and an incredible opportunity. I hope your goal is attained as every effort is tirelessly afforded to those less fortunate. Trips like yours make Smiles of difference. B :-)

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Posted On Jul 05, 2015

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Well done Lynne. Great challenge for a great cause.

Jo

Backed with £5.00 On Jun 29, 2015

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Cathy

Backed with £30.00 On Jun 29, 2015

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Cathryn Rogers

Backed with £10.00 On Jun 26, 2015

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Good luck love Izzy and me x

Jo McKeown

Backed with £5.00 On Jun 21, 2015

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All the best Lynne, enjoy the walking!! Helen

Helen Ibbitson

Backed with £10.00 On Jun 20, 2015

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Enjoy the adventure

Sioned

Backed with £10.00 On Jun 20, 2015

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