After many months of dreaming, planning and training the big day has finally arrived. At noon on Wednesday 25th April we will depart from Minehead and walk up into the Exmoor National Park on day 1 of what promises to be a very creative experience.
Over the next 6 days we will travel nearly 70 miles, out of Somerset and across the top of Devon, finishing in Barnstaple.
Wed 25: Minehead to Porlock
Thu 26: Porlock to Lynmouth
Fri 27: Lynmouth to Combe Martin
Sat 28: Combe Martin to Woolacombe
Sun 29: Woolacombe to Braunton
Mon 30: Braunton to Barnstaple
For the rest of the walk, the plan is:
Week 2: May 12 - 19 Barnstaple to Padstow
Week 3: Jun 2 - 8 Padstow to St Ives
Week 4: Jun 23 - 29 St Ives to Lizard
Week 5: Jul 14 - 20 Lizard to Par
Week 6: Aug 4 - 10 Par to Salcombe
Week 7: Aug 25 - 31 Salcombe to Seaton
Week 8: Sep 24 - 30 Seaton to Poole
Deciding what art materials to take has been driven mostly by weight and ease of use. I will be taking:
- a sketchbook
- graphite sticks
- black ink and bamboo nibs
- derwent inktense sticks
- sheets of perspex
- drypoint tools
Finally, a big thank you to all that have sent messages wishing us good weather, fit legs and a fair wind!