12 October – The Reveal Ball - Starting at and Ending at Mytton Fold

The Days Journey

Had the final amount sent to me, I am completely lost for words, just unthinkable 12 months ago

£45,...

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Leg 60 – 14th September - Starting at Watten and Ending at John O'Groats

The Days Journey



Leg 60 Watten to John O’Groats 17-5 miles 379 feet.
The End & The Power of People.

This journey has been, well unthin...

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Leg 59 – 13th September - Starting at Helmsdale and Ending at Somewhere near Dunbeath

The Days Journey

Leg 59 a lot of miles but not as many as we have done, we are south of somewhere but north of somewhere we have been.

I never make mistakes.

While we ha...

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Leg 58 – 12th September - Starting at Golspie and Ending at Helmsdale

The Days Journey



Leg 58 20 Miles plus some 320 feet.
Toe nails are overrated, 3 off two to go.

Landed just north of Helmsdale, it’s easy with Sam here again, as...

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Leg 57 – 11th September - Starting at Tain and Ending at Glospie

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Leg 57 20 miles ( plus some) 340 feet
Why all the Pampas Grass? Well not many pubs!
Let’s see who gets that?

Let’s crack on and get this finished
I a...

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Leg 56 – 10th September - Starting at Dingwall and Ending at Tain

The Days Journey

Leg 56 23.9 miles 1070 feet

It’s a long long long long long road
Or in French “Dave Ja Vue” Mange tout mange tout...

When oh when will men e...

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Leg 55 – 9th September - Starting at Beauly Wester and Ending at Dingwall

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Leg 55 17.9 miles 1214 feet
Give your head a wobble Ram

Well who would have thought it, it’s going to be difficult, there will be days when ...

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Leg 54 – 8th September - Starting at DRUMNDROCHIT and Ending at BEAULY WESTER

The Days Journey



Leg 54 say it out loud LEG 54 18.1 miles 1811 feet.
It’s not Everest but it feels like it.

I have never been up Everest nor would I want to, but thi...

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Leg 53 – 7th September - Starting at Invermoriston and Ending at Drumndrochit

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Leg 53 13.5 miles 3263 feet
It’s all about the climb.

Over the last few days we have been a
Walking in the Great Glen Way, it’s about t...

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Leg 52 – 6 September - Starting at Laggan Lochs and Ending at Iinvermoriston

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Leg 52 18.1 miles 1075 feet.

It’s only rain.

As Mr Wilkinson has written a bit about today before I had finished my work (see below) ...

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Leg 51 – 5 September - Starting at Fort William and Ending at Laggan Lochs

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Leg 51 17.1 miles 1042 feet
Not getting excited

Mr Wilkinson who if you don’t know has been heavily involved in helping the whole event, popping in ...

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Leg 50 – 4 September - Starting at Kinlochleven and Ending at Fort William

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Leg 50 16:7 miles 2211 feet of climb.

Beautiful & honest.

I can add no words to this today. The video below says it all.


Tis...

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Leg 49 – 2 September - Starting at Bridge of Orchy and Ending at Kinlochleven

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Leg 49 20 miles 2732 feet 4/5
It just gets tougher.

Lost count of the miles and climb this week but good lord it’s been hard .We knew it would be but ...

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Leg 48 – Loch Lomand to Bridge of Orchy - Starting at Loch Lomand and Ending at Bridge of Orchy

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Leg 48 18.8 miles 2200 feet

The power of people.

Rarely am I shocked in life, but today well I am truly truly shocked.
Let me enlighten you.

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Leg 47 Cashel to Loch Lomond - Starting at Cashel and Ending at Loch Lomand

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Leg 47 18.9 miles 2158 feet
Tough day out

After a steady couple of legs , today sort of woke us up to the brutalities that a 18m + 2000 feet leg...

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Leg 46 – 30 August - Starting at Strathblane and Ending at Cashel

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Leg 46 18.1 Miles 2050 feet of climb.

All around us has changed.

From what was well to be honest a bit boring where it was mile after mile after...

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Leg 45 – 28th August - Starting at Falkirk Wheel and Ending at Strathbane

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Leg 45 22.5 miles 250 feet
Tap Room Tan

It’s been a while, Oh Lord, it’s been a while but at last we have found BEER.
Now I know in Gods county it’...

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Leg 44 – Livingstone to Falkirk Wheel - Starting at Livingstone and Ending at Falkirk Wheel

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Leg 44 23.5 miles 150 feet
Avg 3 MPH
Start of the toughest week.

Early start got us the best time at 12 noon we have had, it was a wet start, it just makes it mo...

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Leg 43 – West Linton to Livingstone - Starting at West Linton and Ending at Livingstone

The Days Journey

Leg 43 13:1 miles 1000 feet in climb
Remember why we do this.

First off ,my apologies for the lateness in post, the reason is we were contacted by Maria Reed who works ...

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Leg 42 – Peebles to West Linton - Starting at Peebles and Ending at West Linton

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Leg 42 12:5 miles 2000 foot

Why are Mushrooms so different.......

We have seen hundreds of different types of Mushrooms every colour you could think of, shap...

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Leg 41 – 22 August - Starting at Oakwood Mill and Ending at Peebles

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Leg 41 18:2 miles 2000 feet

Why me......... why Fecking me

After a well let’s be polite crap nights sleep, where the only sleep i got from 2-30 on...

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Leg 40 – 21 August - Starting at Hawick and Ending at Oakwood

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Leg 40 10.1 miles 1524 feet

Some legs just drag and drag and drag and drag....
And this was one of them, with it being a short leg you wake and te...

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Leg 39 – 20th August - Starting at Newcastleon and Ending at Hawick

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Leg 39 21.25 miles 2100 feet

Welcome back Steve!
And you thought you I was the only mad one!


I feel the walk has its own agenda, if you ...

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Leg 38 – 17th August - Starting at Carlisle Green and Ending at Newcastleon

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Leg 38 20.6 Miles 1575 feet
Can’t believe as a group we have come so far and done so much.

Special day for us all today, we have crossed the river ...

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Leg 37 – 16th August - Starting at Caldbeck and Ending at Carlisle Green

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Leg 37 18 miles 500 foot but it felt flat In many ways after the grandeur of the Lakes !!

As soon as you hit the end leg of the Cumbrian way to me it is the...

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Leg 36 – 15th August - Starting at Keswick and Ending at Caldbeck

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Leg 36 God how have we come to nearly the end of England?
15 miles 4000 feet.

The seat is at the top of High Pike, the inscription as follows.

“He is a ...

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Leg 35 – 14th August - Starting at Langdale and Ending at Keswick

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Leg 35 16.8 miles 1750 feet
The Eye of the Tiger.

After a good nights sleep, which is so important, the alarm at 5:45 was welcome. We got away as earl...

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Leg 34 – 13th August - Starting at Staveley and Ending at Langdale

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Leg 34 20.3 miles ( extra from Burnside) 1000 feet of climb.
After the Lord Mayor's show.

Today was always going to be difficult. After the fantastic showing from all at...

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Leg 31 – 11th August - Starting at Appletreewick and Ending at Ribblehead

The Days Journey

Thanks so much to everyone who donated and to all who took part in the Leg 31 event by either running or walking and for volunteering - none of it would have happened without you ....and of course ...

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Leg 33 – 9th August - Starting at Sedburgh and Ending at Steveley

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Leg 33 13:5 miles 1495 feet.

When the sky’s are dark, and all around is making you feel blue all you have to do is...........
Get the jet boil out and get som...

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Leg 32 – 8th August - Starting at RibbleHead Viaduct and Ending at Sedburgh

The Days Journey

Please don't be confused with the numbers - we have had to change them a little to fit with Leg 31 - I am coming back to do that with all of you ....

Leg 32 14.2 857 feet.

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Leg 30 – 7th August - Starting at Stanbury and Ending at Appletreewick

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Leg 30 18 miles 2000 feet
At last....
Appletreewick

Nothing more to be said
This is the second marker for me the first being Bath.

Can’t wait to...

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Leg 29 – 6th August - Starting at Blackstone Edge and Ending at Stanbury

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Leg 29 16:5 miles 2500 feet
Time to rethink.

Being dropped at Blackstone Edge at 8 am is not the most pleasant of things, but my mind drifted back to last ...

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Leg 28 – 5th August - Starting at Dunford Bridge and Ending at Blackstone Edge

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Leg 28.....on paper 18.5 done 22.5 miles 2500 feet.
We did extra miles. Lamb got us lost, I had a strop, took the map then proceeded to get us really lost by over 3 miles extra......

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Leg 27 – 4th August - Starting at Bamford and Ending at Dunford Bridge

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Leg 27 18.5 miles 2000 feet
Yaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrkshire
After a so called rest day, 5:30 this morning the alarm went off, so here we go again!
...

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Leg 26 – 2nd August - Starting at Rowsley and Ending at Bamford

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Leg 26 15.6 miles 1350 feet

Children everywhere.

After posting last nights blog, just trying to relax I heard a knock at the door?
“Excuse me Mr are yo...

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Leg 25 – 1st August - Starting at Ashbourne and Ending at Rowsley

The Days Journey

Leg 25 18.5 miles 2135 feet climb
If Carlsberg did legs!

Getting this tired old frame out and ready for action was a pitiful sight for Ali at 630 am, but it listened t...

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Leg 24 – 31st July - Starting at Rugeley and Ending at Ashbourne

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Leg 23 & 24 ....48 miles 2200 feet
Niggles that slow you down.
Over the last few days the intensity of the previous weeks are starting to tell, two muscle prob...

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Leg 23 – 30th July - Starting at Seisdon and Ending at Rugeley

The Days Journey

Steve doesn’t have any internet service where he is at the moment ....he’s been trying to post a blog but therefore can’t I’m afraid.

He can’t reply to any emails either ......

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Leg 22 – 29th July - Starting at Stourport and Ending at Seisdon

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Leg 22.....21 miles 1780 feet.
Down came the rain.
We had forgot what rain was like but oh, my Lord, we were reminded today, bad night as the camp site was very...

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Leg 21 – 28th July - Starting at Clevelode and Ending at Stourport

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Leg 21 20.6 miles 345 feet.
Back at it.
After a busy few days ,with early get ups for the European bonanza that was watching the mighty BFC, the alarm going off...

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Leg 20 – 25th July - Starting at Wainlode Hill Norton and Ending at Clevelode

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Leg 20! 17 miles 475 feet

327 miles walked in total, so far!

This is a journey into ....... pubs.
We are making every effort ( as tough as it is ) t...

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Leg 19 – 24th July - Starting at Selsey Wainlode and Ending at Hill Norton

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Leg 19 ....20 miles 1366 feet.

The heat is on....
The day today has been the hottest so far apparently the country is having a heat wave?
All we h...

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Leg 18 – 23rd July - Starting at Wooten Under Edge and Ending at Selsey

The Days Journey

Leg 18 12 mile 2400 feet
The wonder of it all.

Short one today but it allows me to be open with words.
This journey as we have said impacts you in so ma...

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Leg 17 – 21st July - Starting at Bath and Ending at Wooton Under Edge

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Leg 17 - 22:5 miles 2600 feet

TOTAL WALKED SO FAR - 279 MILES

Oh my Tummy.

The day started as stated before with me feel...

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Leg 16 – 20th July - Starting at Chilcompton and Ending at Bath

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Leg 16 13.75 miles 850 feet.

TOTAL WALKED SO FAR - 256 MILES

An earlier than normal start so us off with out a worry, we opened the Motorhome door at about ...

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Leg 15 – 19th July - Starting at Walton and Ending at Chilcompton

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Leg 15... 19:5 miles 1200 feet

TOTAL DISTANCE WALKED TO DATE 242MILES

Bumped into a guy today who read the tee shirt, and came out with the comment...

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Leg 14 – 18th July - Starting at Ashford Reservoir and Ending at Walton

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It had to happen one day! 21.5 miles (not planned) 400 feet.

TOTAL WALKED TO DATE -  223 MILES

I must be the biggest 16, 17, 9, 3, 11.

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Leg 13 – 17th July - Starting at Kingsbridge and Ending at Ashford Reservoir

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Leg 13 - 18.1 miles 1900 feet; tough, tough leg.

It’s all going on.... such wonderful news today from so many things.

The one and only Sir Chris Bon...

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Leg 12 – 16th July - Starting at Simonsbath and Ending at Kingsbridge

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Into another county and the joys of English Villages.
Leg 12 ...16 miles 2350 feet.

Total walked to date - 183 miles
Track of the day putting thi...

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Leg 11 – 14th July - Starting at Brightlycott Farm and Ending at Simonsbath

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Leg 11...15.4 miles 3182 feet.
10 before 12 ? Don’t mind if I do sir.

We have learned that getting up out and at it is vital to a productive day, so we have ...

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Leg 10 – 13th July - Starting at Hoops and Ending at Brightlycott Farm

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Leg 10 .......18 miles 2700 feet
Old friends new acquaintances and people we have never met before.
Today had us leaving the coast path it had become an old frien...

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Leg 9 – 11th July - Starting at Crosstown and Ending at Hoops

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Leg 9 and well into Devon and football to watch. Bashed through today’s 16 miles or so, with a 2173ft total ascent.

Not many photos but every day is a step nearer home...
...

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Leg 8 – 10th July - Starting at Coxford and Ending at Crosstown

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4100 foot of climb
& one foot in

Devon...

Yep we made it across the border to another county. It feels, in a funny way, an achievement to cross a border. Cloud t...

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Leg 7 – 9th July - Starting at Tintagel and Ending at Coxford

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1 week down (quite a few still to go!)

Hot, er er no: it’s boiling!
After the first few hours, the sweat running into your eyes tends to stop, the few Lt of water you can carr...

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Leg 6 – 7th July - Starting at Polzeath and Ending at Tintagel

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Leg 6 15-6 mile 5150 feet climb - a tough leg in hot sun.
There’s Nowt as nice as folk... doing this just opens your eyes to so many wonderful places but we get to meet so many wonderful peop...

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Leg 5 – 6th July - Starting at Mawgan Porth and Ending at Polzeath

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Leg 5 (the return of the blisters)
Or Bobby Billy and Brian as I now call them.
From the over commercialism of Steinsville (Padstow) to the headland of Rock and beyond the beauty of s...

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Leg 4 – 5th July - Starting at Holywell and Ending at Mawgan Porth

The Days Journey

What a contrast of views, temperature and people...... the views of chaos of Newquay, then finding an old friend and from then on, business as normal.

Feet starting to have...

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Leg 3 – 3rd July - Starting at Gwithian and Ending at Holywell

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Day 3 what a day! Now up to 3 blisters..... but what an adventure.

We dropped into Portreath when we were grabbed by a lady, Neave Noone. What a lady came from Langho, mov...

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Leg 2 – 2nd July - Starting at Zennor and Ending at Gwithian

The Days Journey

Set off from Zennor at eight, it felt a bit daft driving back to where we had finished the night before. Mind says just start from camp site. The first 7 miles were on tarmac oh joy....

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Leg 1 – 1st July - Starting at Lands End and Ending at Zennor

The Days Journey

Well, we've started! Day 1 is here and our first steps have been taken after all the preparation and hard work by everyone involved. The sun was shining but it had cooled down a little. Have...

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