It’s a simple one really. Get the train to Plymouth, then walk to Bude.
Well, near enough I suppose. I intend to walk the length of the Cornish Coastal Path that starts in Cremyll, on the other side of the Tamar, and finishes in a small bay a few miles north of Bude. At a little under 300 miles, the journey will take approximately 45 days and be completed around June 21st.
Further to this, from Falmouth onwards I will be carrying a surfboard and a wetsuit along with me with the intention of surfing whenever I can, forcing me to pause and contemplate every section of my journey along one of the most beautiful footpaths in the world. That’s the sentiment, and Cornwall the setting, but there’s a few other aspects to this trip as well. It is the first time I have reached out for sponsorship. Ranging from clothing, surf wax, to a wetsuit and board, the interest and support in this journey has been quite frankly inspiring and motivating so thank you must be said to the following:
- Hager Vor (Cornish surf and outdoor fashion)
- Gul Watersports (Homegrown cornish wetsuit designers)
- Fjallraven (Top end Swedish outdoor gear)
- Mutant Grip Surf Wax (Eco-friendly, sustainable surf wax sourced and supplied in Perranporth, Cornwall)
- Snell Brothers Surfboards (Independent surfboard shapers based in the South West)
Working with the individual brands and blogging for Visit Cornwall, the goal of this trip is to inspire others to seek out their own part of the coast and show just how wild and incredible our coastline can be.
With that in mind, the other focus of this trip has a conservation and sustainability theme. Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for all to enjoy safely and sustainably. They are running a campaign focussing on engaging communities to be proactive in conservation efforts. The #MiniBeachClean campaign empowers individuals to clean up as they go, sharing their efforts via social media to spread and encourage others into a positive response. I will be conducting my own beach cleans as I hike round showing that through sustainability we can conserve and protect our oceans for everyone to take advantage of.
I think that’s all I need to say for now so sit back, read on, and enjoy the journey and hopefully I can encourage you all to get out there and explore your own special part of this coastline!