My Feet and Other Animals: 630 miles on the South West Coast Path

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When two friends planned a long distance walk on England’s South West Coast Path they thought the toughest challenge would be the walking itself. But the biggest obstacles to be overcome were not the 630 miles of footpaths, or the soaring ascents and descents of the cliffs. They were the unforeseen factors that cannot be planned for but which transform a journey into an adventure. Factors such as a torn calf muscle, recalcitrant underwear, two days of torrential rain and gales, two weeks of the hottest July temperatures for years, high tech equipment designed to help but determined to hinder, the capriciousness of public transport and a host of B&Bs all competing for the title of Worst Accommodation in the West.

‘My Feet and other Animals’ is a candid and often hilarious account of their journey through some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in England. If you are a keen rambler or just an armchair walker with the desire but not the energy to experience a long distance walk, then this is the book for you. It will give you a taste of the pleasure, the pain and the sense of achievement to be gained from the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other.

As well as the book, this also contains details of equipment used, facts and figures, acknowledgements and maps.

Reviews:
The hilarious tale of her journey from start to finish of the path. Reading it, I have laughed at her and laughed with her. I have walked long sections of the coast path and therefore the story of her adventures, anecdotes and reflections on accommodation remind me of my own encounters on the path over the years. You can dip into the book, pick a section or an area and go for it. I have been entertained for hours reading it. Julia has a fine writing style and her keen sense of humour certainly comes through.
Dave Pawley, Plymouth Group, Devon Ramblers Assocation.

'Highly recommended'.
Cotswold Ramblers Group

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1358 KB
  • Print Length: 563 pages
  • Publisher: Julia R May (8 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00654DCTG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

A Merry Meander

2 people found this helpful.
 on 4 August 2013
By Eva Wierzuchowska
deserving five star rating, for this very informative and extremely well written travelogue, although much more than just an A to Z account of this most famous and scenic walk. Having

Her best walking account

2 people found this helpful.
 on 28 January 2013
By Mrs. Victoria M. T. Jones
Walked every mile with author in my mind. As a long distance walker myself I could so identify with this.

Loved this book

2 people found this helpful.
 on 17 July 2013
By jaycee
Fantastic read, really enjoyed it felt like I was out there walking with them, really funny in parts too. Recommended

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