One of the rules of walking John o’Groats to Land’s End is that you do walk – which means not even a quick ferry across a river. And since I didn’t want to wade through the River Camel, I therefore had to skip a few miles of the coastal path to cross the bridge in Wadebridge. Before the bridge was built in the 15th century, the settlement was known as Wade and I would indeed have had to wade through the river, or else my diversion would have been much longer!
Wednesday 28th September 2016
Into Port Issac, bought my first Cornish Pasty. Then over farmland to Wadebridge – difficult to follow with 1:50k map. Stopped in cafe for lunch. Tried ice cream + espresso (affogato).
Next along Camel Estuary to Padstow, then cut across to Trevone on roads, then again to Porthcothan. Set up camp in the dark – others had clearly used the same spot. It was very low, luckily tide did not rise to that level.
Distance: 23.5 miles [view on map]