Author Archives: allgriffs

Cotehele to Cremyll Ferry

We left our exploration of the Tamar valley somewhat hanging in the air after our walk to Cotehele. We had found somewhere to launch our canoes. It was all a question of waiting for the right tide and a gap … Continue reading

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Restormel to Lanhydrock

Walking the Saints’ Way, as we were last weekend, makes one think more about the geography of the Bodmin-Lostwithiel corridor. We are so influenced by modern communications that the two towns seem to live in their own bubbles. Bodmin hugs the … Continue reading

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The Saints’ Way 4

It has been a wonderful spring with three weeks of dry sunny weather during April. The camelias, bluebells, azaleas and blossom seem to have gone on for ever and it is only now that they are beginning to look as … Continue reading

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Gunnislake to Cotehele

The final stages of our Tamar walk were a bit disjointed thanks to our discovery that launching canoes at Gunnislake did not appear to be on the cards (except at dead of night when the gamekeepers were not watching). We were … Continue reading

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Around Gunnislake

We had planned to walk to Gunnislake and complete our journey down the tidal Tamar by canoe. A recce around Gunnislake soon disabused us of this idea. It is hard to imagine a more unnecessarily unwelcoming area than the banks … Continue reading

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Milton Abbot to Horsebridge

Having reached Milton Abbot, our route planning became a little uncertain. We had a mere 4 miles gap linking our last destination at Milton Abbot with Horsebridge which we had reached from the other direction. We kicked ourselves for not … Continue reading

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Newbridge to Milton Abbot

We picked up our journey where we left off, at a junction near Newbridge. A light rain – ‘heavy dew’ –  was falling as we stepped out. It was early which is always a wonderful time to be walking. Ahead of … Continue reading

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