A long walk…

As a teenager I read a book. The book was Journey through Britain by John Hillaby. Once I had finished it, I read it again. I also read his other books but none had the effect on me that the first did. One day, I told myself, I would do the same as the author had done. I would walk from one end of Britain to the other. The years passed but the ambition never did. I have yet to achieve my aim but I shall. This site records the period leading up to my great adventure. I have a loose set of rules in place. It is a relatively simple premise. To walk from the most southerly point on mainland Great Britain to the most westerly, finishing at the most northerly. In other words, Three Points of the Compass. For good measure I may as well take in Land’s End and John O’Groats too. It shall be a long walk.
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19 thoughts on “A long walk…

    1. Jools Post author

      Ian
      thank you for your comment. The Land’s-End John o’ Groats Association has been on my radar for some time. As my time for setting off on my Three Points of the Compass walk looms ever nearer, I am, of course, checking up and rechecking those other fool hardy souls that attempt similar challenge. That said, I may be foolish, but never hardy!

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  1. Meagan Michal

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  2. Justin Brockall

    Great To Bump Into You Between Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay On The 05/05/18 As I Was On My Section Hike From Minehead To Penzance, Hope You Managed To Find The Wild Camp Spot I Suggested Between Port Isaac And Tintagel And Good Luck For The Rest Of Your Journey

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    1. Jools Post author

      Good to hear from you Justin. Nope, that site didn’t work out. As you said, a lovely spot. So lovely that there must have been 25+ surfers in the water, 10 or so family/friends on the shore, bbq’s on the go. I.was fortunate that it was a still evening, so was able to climb up the side and found a good wild camp on top of the cliffs with just a few sheep to bother me. Hope your section hike went.well. As I write this, two days left on the SWCP before I strike inland

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  3. Sue

    Back home after my week at Tintagel YH and checked your website. It was good to chat to you briefly over coffee/tea as a break from bed making ( and from the rain for you!) Good luck with what lies ahead. I’ll check in from time to time to see your progress…
    I won’t say the best is yet to come, as the SWCP takes some beating!!

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    1. Jools Post author

      Thanks for your hospitality at Tintagel. I am fully aware the door should have been bolted and barred when I came calling for sanctuary… and tea. I enjoyed our chat, and
      such a lovely hostel too.

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  4. John

    Jools, it was a real privilege to have met you on your adventure, thank you for all your advice and you certainly inspired me to keep on hiking, John

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