Should be halfway tomorrow – 609 miles
For anyone interested here is a night by night location guide to the walk
Wild camping locations
Carn Boal the Sw coast path and the Michael Mary Pilgrim trail No services – very exposed but beautiful N 50deg 03.475′. W 005deg 42.12′
Newlyn by the fishermans carpark
N50deg 06.030 W 005deg 30.663
Edge of field
50 deg 08.080 W 005deg 19.708
Premier Inn (as its pissing down and all the b&bs are full!) Carnon Downs N 50 deg 13.595 W 005deg 04.978
Lovely spot by the river Fal between Tregony and Grampound
N50°16.614 W 004°54.717. ( now found where the ° symbol is on an ipad!)
Eden project YHA
Eden valley holiday park
Met up with Kerriann and stayed in our motorhome Nl 50°24.145 W004° 41.903
Lanhydrock NT carpark
Kerriann to the motorhome to Lanhydrock and I walked to it.
The NT kindly let us stAy the night.
Lots of good wild camping sites on the NT estate especially by the river.
Cheeswring Farm B&B
Near ish to Lazant
Camped in woods – signs say keep out but………
N 50°35.222′ W004°19.05′
Edge of Dartmoor
N50°36.982 W 004°07.789′
YHA Okehampton 139.4 miles so far.
Shirley pool on Dartmoor – simply gorgeous!
The Drew Arms In the bunkhouse
High ground to the South West of Stockleigh Pomeroy N 50° 48.788 ‘ W003°35.842
Edge of meadow – lovely views. 171 miles to date
Wild camping on a bit of rough ground adjoining a field next to the towpath Stampford Peverell Ok in an emergency but not ideal.
N50°54.845 W003°23.430. 187.3 miles so far.
Taunton staying with friends 203.5
Wild camping inside the ruined church on Burrow Mump I couldn’t resist!
N50°04.228′ W002°54.973’. 216.7
The George and Pilgrim
Wells in motorhome with Kerriann. 244.4
Wild Camping on edge of field near Chew Stoke
N51° 21.375′ W 002°38.796′ 257.3
Bristol yha. As it is pissing down! 265.9
In woods above Chepstow.
N 51°39.041 W002°40.887. Lovely old woods 286.6m
13 th April
Camp site in Monmouth. 301.8
14th April. 311.5
YHA Wye Valley. A lovely youth hostel – old rectory with its own church!
Note change of format of locations for Malcolm Addition of Long distance path code for John (John I hope the above change is ok with you)
15th April. 326.3 Wvp. Wye valley path
51 59.620 -2 35.677
Capier camp. Wild camping in old hill fort. Tucked into a corner to be discrete.
16th April. 339.4. Wvp
Wild camping adjacent to trig point – side of field – elevated position lovely views No facilities
52 03.526 -2 47.539
Wild camping on top of a wooded hill on the Herefordshire Trail
Nice spot – plenty of room and flat. 355.9. Ht
52 07.549 -3 4.940
Wild camping besides the Offas Dyke Path which is in fact a farm track here. Ok for one tent.
No facilities. 370.7 OD
52 14.642 -3 03.520
Wild camping in vacant field next to Offas Dyke which is also next to the Offas Dyke Path (OD) Nice flat field In elevated location – near trig point. Should catch the morning sun.
52 23.984 -3 05.778. 383.8 OD
20th April. 396.9. Close to OD
B&B tonight – very nice too – bath with radox! Washing being done for me Slightly off the Offas Dyke path in Montgomery. Spar and PO also in village.
Llwyn house, Market Square, SY15 6PY.
Wild camping beside the canal near Clawdd Coch. 415.2. OD
52 46.241 -3 06.465
Near road bridge a tad noisy.
Flat and on the non towpath side. No facilities.
22nd April. 430.8
The Hand Hotel Church road Chirk
Sorry no gps indoors so no lat/long
Has seen better days but is cheep and accepts dogs – Kerriann has driven up with medication and maps.
Wild camping just North of Bangor-on- Dee. 444.8 DW
Corner of field under trees on The Dee Way 100m from River – very nice.
Evidence of past flooding.
53 00.832 -2 54.778
Chester Backpackers Hostel. 461.2
53 11.547 -2 52.703
Wild camping near Netherton Cheshire on the North Cheshire Way ( NCW)
Edge of field adjacent to woodland. Other possible sites in the woods.
53 16.668 -2 44.104. 476.5
Wild camping in woods near Grappehall 492.9
Woodland trust woods under young silver birch – flat and dry.
53 22.179 -2 32.436
Checked into The Greyhound Hotel as it was pissing down!
Warrington Road, Leigh,WN7 3XQ. 506.8
Booked into Premier Inn as weather so bad- passed some very good wild camping locations on the East bank of the Lower Rivington Reservoir – was tempted until I felt the cold wind!
South Chorley Premier Inn, Bolton Road, Chorley. 523.9
53 38.424. -2 37.028
30th April. 539.1
Been offered a bed for the night in Forton – willingly accepted!
Royal Oak Garstang on the Lancaster Canal towpath and Wyre Way
PR3 1 ZA
£45 per night b&b 551.4
Wild camping again (at last) on edge of field next to tow path on the Lancaster canal. Near Hest Bank.
54 04.848. -248.898. 567.6
Wild camping in Larkrigg Spring a small bluebell wood on the Lancaster Canal path. Not that the canal exists any more here.
54 17.057 -2 44.721. 586.0