Sheepstor to Constantine Bay


I wake to Dartmoor ponies passing through.
Final morning
Bere Ferrers, River Tavy
The route back I join the train at Bere Ferres railway station.
Bere Ferrers station
Train change at Plymouth, with a final arrival back at Bodmin Parkway station. Cycle into Bodmin, and visit the ‘old’ Bodmin Railway station. Pleasant surprise, a working steam engine on the platform.
Old Bodmin railway station
From Bodmin, I once again join the Camel Trail.
Wenford station
This weaves me back to Padstow. Final five miles to Constantine Bay, and home.
  • 33 miles
  • Total 207 miles, 28 hrs 4 mins in the saddle
Summary 
The original plan was to tour Dartmoor and Exmoor but after advice from Geoff & Penny, I leave Exmoor to another itinerary. Their words, “if you think Dartmoor is hilly, wait until you hit Exmoor”  Considering I like to take things easy, and not rush, I might just be pushing it, literately! Exmoor another time then.
The best parts of Dartmoor for me being the eastern and southern areas. They tend to be more accessible for wild camping, and yes and it is very hilly, particularly these areas, but worth it.
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New Kit
Exped Synmat really proved to be a very good buy.  It takes a few minutes to inflate, and is a comfortable nights sleep. It certainly keeps the warmth with you. If it is really cold, the Exped Down mat would be a must buy.
Endura waterproof/breathable jacket has been used extensively for my commutes, and has proven to be a valuable apparel.
Sealskinz waterproof/breathable socks and gloves work well, along with been warm.
The Hebie kickstand is an outstanding addition, very well-built and strong. A must for any tourer.
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“It is better to travel well than to arrive” Buddha

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