Day 5 – Fraddon to Bodmin

Important Info

Planned kilometres: 24 (cummulative 122)

Kilometres walked: 24 (cummulative 126)

% Completed (based on 1800km trip): 7.0%

Weather: Sunnny

Pubs visited: The Lanivet Inn

Pints: 2 (cummulative 9)

Kms per pint: 14

Blisters: 0 (cummulative 2)

 

Fraddon to Bodmin

Another sunny day, which is 3 days in a row and I am making the most if it as weather forecast is for rain for Sunday to Wednesday next week. I saw in the paper today that they had the highest recorded UK April temperature yesterday.

 

I was walking out of Fraddon this morning and passed 2 guys working on cement mixer outside a house. They stopped working and one asked where I was walking to with a rucksack and I said Bodmin today. He then asked how far I was going and when I said John O’Groats, the other bloke said “well there’s a lot of pubs for you to stop at on the way”. I must look like a man on a long pub crawl.

 

One my walk I then passed the strangest camping ground I have ever seen. I will let the photos do the talking for this one.

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My skills are also improving at interpreting ancient signs and the one below says pub one mile ahead.

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It was exactly right as I ended up at The Lanivet Inn for late lunch. I not sure what the rationale is for the panda on the pub sign, but it’s the first pub menu I have seen that had ploughmans lunch on it, so I ordered Cornish ham & cheese ploughmans washed down with Cornish lager. I’m making sure I have the local Cornish delicacies before moving to the next county

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I got a bit lost on a public footpath and couldn’t find the exit back to the road. In the end I had to climb a wall covered in thorn bushes (had a good go with my walking sticks at clearing them). Oncee on top of the wall I had to drop my pack the 6 feet to the ground and jump down the wall into more thorns bushes. I ended up with a few scratches on my hands and legs but it got me back on track.

 

I even managed to get slightly sun burnt from walking today. I have my first rest day in Bodmin tomorrow so will spend the day being a tourist.

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