Coverack and some of the South West Coastal Path

Coverack South West Coastal Path views

“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far”, so wrote Thomas Jefferson.

That quote appears on the homepage of the South West Coastal Path.

Which I walked some of recently. I say ‘some’, hardly any is more the truth. I would have disappointed the exalting Mr Jefferson, as I only managed short bursts during a recent short holiday in Coverack, Cornwall.

The reason for those short walks: I’ve damaged my left knee meniscus it seems.

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A Pendle Hill walk

Pendle Hill footpath near Barley

It feels a bit odd writing ‘Pendle Hill’, now I know (thanks Wikipedia) that Pendle is a tautological word. A mix of cumbric (Pen) and old english (Hyll), with a modern ‘Hill’ added for good measure.

‘Let’s climb Hill Hill Hill!’. Which feels incantation-like, resonating with the witchery of the early 1600s (and the sad outcomes of that).

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