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The end.. or is it the start?

A shot from the archives as I'm behind with sorting out my new photo; this is from March 2009. 

 

This is the start or the end point of the South West Coast Path which runs from Shell Bay (Sandbanks) in Dorset via Lands End to Minehead in Somerset. This piece of art is at Minehead. Last week, I did some of the coast path mainly along the the north coast of Cornwall last week. I think I still have around 80% of the path to complete (it's not going to happen; they are bits I would not want to do in any case). 

 

 

The end.. or is it the start?

A shot from the archives as I'm behind with sorting out my new photo; this is from March 2009. 

 

This is the start or the end point of the South West Coast Path which runs from Shell Bay (Sandbanks) in Dorset via Lands End to Minehead in Somerset. This piece of art is at Minehead. Last week, I did some of the coast path mainly along the the north coast of Cornwall last week. I think I still have around 80% of the path to complete (it's not going to happen; they are bits I would not want to do in any case). 

 

 

comments (17)

it looks like the start of an adventure Alan... good sculpture....petersmile
Alan: We have many National Trails in the UK but this is the longest. It's very rugged in places.
so having taken this fine shot, you are more or less done with this area, Alan.
Alan: Yes; I've done around 60 miles of the path from here. At the other end, which is much closer to home,. I've done about 80 miles. Then probably around 50 miles or so in other parts.
I really love that!!
Alan: I'll dig out a shot of the one at the other end of the Trail at some point.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Dec 2017, 03:09
A Madhouse Production!
Alan: No doubt inspired by such fine products - the OS maps are marked in 1km squares based on the National Grid.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Dec 2017, 05:36
I remember to have seen this map on SC - lol at Ray! A fine photo - I expected to see your face behind the map.
Alan: Ah you will know that I have a reluctance to show my face in photos smile Better for all that way smile MInehead was a fairly frequent destination for family holidays. Very handy for the Exmoor National Park.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 6 Dec 2017, 06:19
Yes indeed it's Minehead. I have stood here many times thinking shall I walk this path? Then thinking definitely not
Alan: Hahaha!! I'm sure perhaps though you have walked to the west of this so in fact you have walked the South West Coastal Path, albeit not in its entirety. smile
I can totally see why this particular sculpture appealed to you, Alan!
Alan: No doubt inspired by the maps for the fine people that at one time worked at the Madhouse.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Dec 2017, 06:25
This is a path I love. I walked it in the 1990s, and started again in 2008, but this time I have only walked two-thirds of it, and some of the parts are so scary I couldn't tackle them now
Alan: Oh wow! Good for you! A good achievement. I just do the prettier (and these days the less challenging) bits. Many times have I do the Path between Studland and Lyme Regis (in odd bits over the years).
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Dec 2017, 06:39
I would love to walk it. Were you on your own and how did you arrange your transport?
Alan: The southern bits from Shell Bay to Lyme Regis I've done with friends. Virtually all the bits I've done have been on circular walks but if timings work out, I've taken the bus in one direction and walked back (as I did last week when in Cornwall).
Il y a beaucoup d'imagination dans cette sculpture.
Alan: Based on our famous maps from my former employer smile
Lisl walks it most weekends.grin

20% is good!
That is a fine piece of work, Alan.
I thought this was the Minehead end sculpture, Maureen and I walked about the first half a mile, hows that for determination smile
I do like this work very much!
Not the sort of map you can fold up in your pocket... smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Dec 2017, 15:26
Always handy to have a map by hand...
I am impressed what you already walked...
Love the 'statue/monument'...
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Dec 2017, 00:15
The book will show you the way smile

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