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The South West Coast Path – The Ultimate Walking Challenge

The South West Coast Path National Trail is said to be one of the most spectacular walks in the world, and with gradients over 115,000 feet across 630 miles, is definitely one of Britain’s most challenging. The route along the South West peninsula is not for the faint of heart, but will guide those that undertake it to all the spectacular scenery, wildlife and heritage that this National Trail has to offer.

The South West Coast Path - The Ultimate Walking Challenge - the Crowns at BotallackThe ‘630 Mile Experience’ can be completed by the fittest and fastest walkers in approximately 30 days, but is more likely to take several months for the average hiker. If you don’t fancy undertaking the route all in one go, the South West Coast Path has handily broken down the route into 52 day walks, or a series of short circular routes, which are generally less than 5 miles long and vary from pub walks and wildlife walks to those that are perfect for little ones.

Excitingly, earlier this year, Treasure Trails Cornwall also released a series of six Trails along the Coast Path. These Trails are suitable for adults and older children due to the undulating nature of the South West Coast Path, but are ideal for adding an additional challenge into the exploration of Cornwall’s stunning coastline.

The South West Coast Path - The Ultimate Walking Challenge - Steve at Lands EndLastly, if you haven’t already heard, Treasure Trails Managing Director Steve Ridd is currently in the midst of his own Coast Path challenge, in aid of the Polperro Memory Cafe and the South West Coast Path Association.

Alongside his Mum, Pauline Ridd, Steve is attempting to complete the 300 mile walk around the Cornish stretch of the Coast Path over a period of two weeks. Each day, Steve has been blogging about his inspiring journey and, in true Treasure Trails style, has been setting a tricky clue for you to solve, I Spy style!

You can read the One Man and His Mum Blog here. If you answer the clue correctly, you will also be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic prize courtesy of the National Trust of a year’s family membership.

Good luck!

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23rd October 2012

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