Hiking on the South West Coast Path - West Bay to West Bexington

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  1. I hiked a small portion of the Southwest Coast Path in September of this year (2019) I am from a small farming town southwest of Chicago where we are all Norwegians. I thought! On a recent extensive DNA test on FTDNA called the Big Y700 I found out that I am in a rare group of 4 Norwegians and 2 Englishmen. Turns out that I am 27% Norwegian and 23% English. Mostly Cornish. I decided to go to the U.K. since I just retired from being a locomotive engineer here in the Chicago area and I spent a month in the U.K. First i hiked with a group of 6 with Wilderness Scotland and we hiked the West Highland Way. 96 miles in about 6 days. I then took the train from Fort William down to Penzance since I wanted to check out this Cornish part of my heritage. It was incredible! I camped at the Mousehole Campground in Paul and basically explored from there for about a week. I hiked the Southwest Coast Path from Mousehole to LaMorna and now I am hooked. I am 65 years old but now I need to go back over there and hike more of that path. Maybe even the whole thing! Your blog is wonderful!

    1. Wow! What a story! Thanks for sharing that and I’m glad you enjoyed hiking on the South West Coast Path. The sections I’ve done so far I have enjoyed immensely! Hope you manage to hike the whole thing at some point!

    2. Started doing the North Devon coast myself.Did Northam to Barnstaple recently,doing Barnstaple to Croyde next week and already done Croyde to Woolacombe and Northam to Westward Ho! Via Appledore.Live in Northam so can appreciate being so close to a walk that you feel you need to walk it.Hoping to cover Bude to Minehead in two years. I’ve holidayed in Torbay so appreciate those lovely walks and also did Polperro to Looe ,which was fab, in August.Happy walking 🙂

      1. Sounds like you’re having a great time enjoying our beautiful coast Gary! Maybe I’ll pass you on the coast path some day 🙂

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