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Thread: Mileages south coast of SWCP

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    Is the south coast any tougher than the northern coast. Having finishedthe northern coast a couple of years ago I should soon be on south coast for around a couple of weeks or so. I amdoinga menu plan and knowing how far I can get would be help.

    I think the SWCP Association guide book itinerary might be based on getting you to commercial places. No issue there as I intend to get a bought meal at once a day but I would like to camp as much as possible.

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    It's certainly no tougher. And many sections are somewhat less hilly. Though plenty hills in some.

    Which section are you planning on doing?

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    Like Mole I'd say it's not as hilly particularly in Cornwall. E Devon and Dorset are quite up and down.

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    Yeah.like Wurz says. Should have said that. Near me ((Sidmouth) and Eastwards is definitely hilliest.

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    I am starting at Lands End and hope to get to Portsmouth, may be Dartmouth.

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    I am starting at Lands End and hope to get to Portsmouth, maybe Dartmouth.

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    Oops Sorry about the echo weird edit here.

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    https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.u...day-day-guide/will give you a breakdown of sections suggested by SWCP, complete with their grading and a useful contour graph of each.

    If you've done the North, Hartland - Bude is considered most strenuous section. That's my ground. The run-in from Westward Ho! - Hartland is no easy warm-up either, and Bude - Tintagel via appropriately named Highcliff doesn't reduce the challenge much.

    Moles mention of East from Seaton certainly brings up an interesting profile chart to compare. I've only been in that area once and impression was that being somewhat inland from coast with some shelter rather than facing an unhindered blow direct off the sea onto cliff path as in North Devon/Cornwall is an advantage to progress if not sea views.

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    Portsmouth is about 160miles further from Lands End than Dartmouth. Please don't call Plymouth Portsmouth the locals don't appreciate it.


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    Oops I did mean Plymouth. Two or three weeks down there should sort my geography out.

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