Day 4

Truro to St. Austell - 15.5 miles (59 total) I said goodbye to Christopher near Truro Cathedral this morning. He was heading off for the train to Newquay where he would catch a flight to Manchester to link up with his fiancee, Sinéad. His company for the first 3 days of the walk has been …

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Day 5

St. Austell to Lostwithiel - 12 miles (71 total) The last time I remember doing a walk over Easter was The Cotswold Way in April 1992. This morning, as I set off from St. Austell, en route for Lostwithiel, the church bells serenaded me out of town, reminding me it was indeed Easter Sunday and …

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Day 6

Lostwithiel to Liskeard - 13.4 miles (84.4 total) The rain that started yesterday was continuous and heavy. I awoke at 3.30 during the night to realise that it had stopped at last. The sheer volume of water worried me so I plotted an alternative route into my GPS than the one I'd planned, eliminating some …

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Day 7

Liskeard to Tavistock - 22 miles (106.4 total) John arrived on schedule yesterday evening and we enjoyed a good catch-up while still getting to bed at a reasonable time. He has been a pensioner a bit longer than me and still loves his walking. The weather was dry when we set off and progress was …

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Day 8

Tavistock to Okehampton - 19.2 miles (125.6 total) Although there had been rain overnight it was dry when we started our day's walk. John's knee was causing him a problem - undoubtedly caused by a strenuous first day. We followed The West Devon Way out of Tavistock, first crossing then re-crossing the River Tavy. After …

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