Mark Walks LEJOG Day 6 – Wadebridge to Camelford

Hullo. How are you? I hope you are having a good day. I’m Mark and I’m walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats…

Setting off from Wadebridge, the sun was shining and the air was still. By the time I had walked the first mile, the skies had darkened and the rain had started to fall, which it would continue to do for the rest of the day. Never quite heavy enough to justify pulling my backpack off and getting my waterproof gear on, just persistent drizzle (except for one 3 minute downpour!)

The walk from Wadebridge to Camelford is almost entirely uphill and started with an amble along the river Allen, through woods and fields, following the course of the river until breaking away towards St Tudy.

I walked through a field of very nervous cows, who scrambled away as soon as they spotted me, but slowly returned to say hello once they realised I meant no harm.

I then came across an old Dorset fire engine, which I guess is someone’s pride and joy, but I could only think of their long suffering other half pleading year on year, when are you going to get rid of that thing?

At around halfway along today’s walk, I passed through the perfect little village of St Tudy, with is charming little school, active church and very good pub.

Then it was on to Michaelstow, where the drizzle suddenly gave way to a short, sharp storm. Rather than throw on the waterproofs for what would obviously be a short lived blast of heavy rain, I dashed into a wooden shelter and sat for a few minutes until the rain lightened again.

Venturing back out into the drizzle, it was a quick walk along tracks to Treforda, before returning to footpaths along the course of a flooded stream.

At Lanteglos, I cut across the golf course and through the village to the final climb up to Camelford.

Arriving in Camelford, I watched a middle aged woman at the side of the road waving her arms and shouting at the passing cars to slow down. I assumed this was simply a concerned local attempting to bring some order to her town, but as I came around the bend of the high street, I saw two police men with radar guns attempting to zap any speeding driver.

I crossed the river Camel and headed for my accommodation for the evening, mostly thinking about what to have to eat.

Another great day LEJOG-ing.


The Day 6 Vlog


Fundraising for MacMillan Cancer Support

As I walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats, I am hoping to raise £10,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support, who do such a wonderful job of supporting families through the most difficult times. If you are able to spare any amount and would like to donate to MacMillan, please do so through my Just Giving Page.


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One response to “Mark Walks LEJOG Day 6 – Wadebridge to Camelford”

  1. Dee Atkins-Greig avatar
    Dee Atkins-Greig

    St Tudy Sunday service at 11.05…!😁

    Love the fire engine ☺️

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