Where & When

START:   Minehead, Somerset on Friday 10 July 2009

FINISH:   with the CoastAlong team in Poole, Dorset on Saturday 12 September 2009

Updated Plan (29 July 2009)


01 – FR 10-Jul:  Minehead to Porlock

02 – SA 11-Jul:  Porlock to Lynton

03 – SU 12-Jul:  Lynmouth to Combe Martin

04 – MO 13-Jul:  Combe Martin to Woolacombe

05 – TU 14-Jul:  Woolacombe to Braunton

06 – WE 15-Jul:  Braunton to Bideford

07 – TH 16-Jul:  Bideford to Westward Ho!

08 – FR 17-Jul:  Westward Ho! to Clovelly

09 – SA 18-Jul:  Clovelly Mount to Hartland Quay

10 – SU 19-Jul:  Talk at Tapeley Park with Satish Kumar, George Monbiot and Hector Christie

11 – MO 20-Jul:  Hartland Quay to Widemouth Bay

12 – TU 21-Jul:  Widemouth Bay to Crackington Haven

13 – WE – 22-Jul: Crackington Haven to Tintagel

14 – TH 23-Jul:  Tintagel to Port Isaac

15 – FR 24-Jul:  Port Isaac to Padstow

16 – SA 25-Jul:  Padstow to Porthcothan

17 – SU 26-Jul: Porthcothan to Newquay

18 – MO 27-Jul:  Newquay to St Agnes

19 – TU 28-Jul: St Agnes to Portreath

20 – WE 29-Jul:  Family day with Rocco

21 – TH 30-Jul:  Portreath to St Ives

22 – FR 31-Jul:  St Ives to Pendeen Watch

23 – SA 01-Aug:  Rest Day

24 – SU 02-Aug:  Pendeen Watch to Land’s End

25 – MO 03-Aug:  Land’s End to Penzance

26 – TU 04-Aug:  Penzance to Praa Sands

27 – WE 05-Aug:  Praa Sands to Mullion

28 – TH 06-Aug:  Mullion Cove to Lizard

29 – FR 07-Aug:  Rest Day

30 – SA 08-Aug: Rest Day

31 – SU 09-Aug:  Rest Day

32 – MO 10-Aug:  Lizard to Coverack

33 – TU 11-Aug: Coverack to Helford

34 – WE 12-Aug:  Helford to Falmouth

35 – TH 13-Aug:  Falmouth to Portloe

36 – FR 14-Aug: Portloe to Mevagissey

37 – SA 15-Aug:  Mevagissey to Par

38 – SU 16-Aug:  Rest Day

39 – MO 17-Aug:  Par to Polperro

40 – TU 18-Aug:  Polperro to Portwrinkle

41 – WE 19-Aug:  Portwrinkle to Cremyll

42 – TH 20-Aug:  Cremyll to Plymouth

43 – FR 21-Aug:  Wembury Beach Clean with BTCV

44 – SA 22-Aug:  Plymouth to Wembury

45 – SU 23-Aug:  Wembury to Bigbury-on-Sea

46 – MO 24-Aug:  Rest Day

47 – TU 25-Aug:  Bigbury-on-Sea to Salcombe

48 – WE 26-Aug:  Salcombe to Torcross

49 – TH 27-Aug:  Torcross to Dartmouth

50 – FR 28-Aug:  Dartmouth to Brixham

51 – SA 29-Aug: Rest Day

52 – SU 30-Aug:  Brixham to Torquay Harbour

53 – MO 31-Aug:  Torquay Harbour to Shaldon

54 – TU 01-Sep:  Shaldon to Exmouth

55 – WE 02-Sep:  Exmouth to Sidmouth

56 – TH 03-Sep:  Sidmouth to Seaton

57 – FR 04-Sep:  Seaton to West Bay

58 – SA 05-Sep:  West Bay to Abbotsbury

59 – SU 06-Sep:  Abbotsbury to Ferry Bridge

60 – MO 07-Sep:  Ferry Bridge Around Isle of Portland

61 – TU 08-Sep:  Ferry Bridge to Lulworth Cove

62 – WE 09-Sep: Rest Day

63 – TH 10-Sep:  Lulworth Cove to Kimmeridge, Gaulter Gap

64 – FR 11-Sep:  Kimmeridge to Swanage

65 – SA 12-Sep:  Swanage to Sandbanks, Poole (South Haven Point)

                                COASTALONG FOR WATER AID 2009



  1. Nearly time to set off now! Good luck, I hope your boots hold out!

    • Cheers Ant. Thanks for all the help and have a great summer. If you have time, come and track me down on the path. Max

  2. good luck Maxim. we are rooting for you, best regards, fran and henry from amsterdam, the netherlands.

  3. hi max just checking in, how’s it been for the first coup[le of days, weather in maidenhead is tip top for walking, drinking beer and taking it easy, guess which one i choose to do, thinking of you, on your journey say hallo to Lucy

    cheers the Mc Cann clan

  4. Hey…..you didnt pick up your lunch,
    however, I hope you managed to rest at lee abby….or the convent, and they arranged some lunch for you.

    wish you all the best on this journey….my thoughts and prayers are with you..

  5. hi max, glad to see you’re on ya way. lookin forward to joining you on the st.ives – pendeen path! ian and gen x

  6. Great to read in WMN about your walk. We live right on SW Coastal foorpath at Monk Rock Cottage, Polhawn, Whitsand Bay . We have one of the old coastguard cottages just below Rame Head. you are most welcome to have accommodation with us, and /or any meal you may need if you just wish to call in as you pass by. From your excellent detailed diary of when and where think that should be, all being well, Day 36, Portwrinkle to Cremyll.If you wish you can complete the walk to Cremyll, we can collect you and give you B*B, and return you to Cremyll the next am. OR if easier collect you from Portwrinkle for B&B the tues night and return you to Portwrinklle for the wed walk. Either way we shall be delighted to give you a donation for a MOST worthy cause, either by sending it to you or giving you a cheque when we see you. looking forward to meeting you………….we shall keep the dates free in our diary! With Best wishes, anne & john Ellison. landline 01753 822791. mobile 07976 545986. or you have the e mail address.

  7. I can offer you 3 nights accommodation in Porthleven, Wed 5th to Sat 8th August, plus food for that time. I can’t walk with you, due to mobility problems but, interestingly, when Satish was doing his walk in the 60’s my parents, brother and I entertained him to dinner when I lived in Enfield Middx. Good luck

  8. Thoroughly enjoying reading your journal so far. Has really lightened up my day. Am really pleased that people are starting to understand what you are trying to achieve. Keep it up and hope to catch up at the end of your walk.
    Look forward to the next installment.

  9. Sorry you,ve had such awful weather, but it is wateraid!!!! I see you have had to adjust your timetable but the offer of a bed and food is still available in Porthleven. Good Luck

  10. Well done Max – nearly finished!!
    Will see you Saturday at the crack of dawn and let Rocco join you for the last walk while I drive to the end!!
    I’m sure it’s going to be a great day.
    Lots of love as always

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