Land's End to John O'Groats Cycletouring Trip Part 1

Day 5 - St. Just to Carlyon Bay

Today I was relieved to be away finally, after 3 nights at the same campsite, and so near the start of my journey! Most of the caravan owners had come to recognise and talk to me by then. I set off towards St. Austell with the intention of missing out a few of the steep hills on the Sustrans route. I tried the first 2 or 3 then looked closely at the map to work out a better route. On the way I got lost a couple of times.

I rode down to Pentewan on a lovely old tramway route and chatted to the cycle hire man at the end who stamped my card. They had a very large number of Dawes cycles, and talked about the same problem that I had had with my derailleur that he had observer on one of his hire bikes that had been returned one day.

I bought another ice cream, and then worked my way back along the track to St. Austell. Passing through here I made may way to the Eden Project for some early evening photos. I decided to leave a visit inside until tomorrow when there would be more time.

I made my way back past the post office that I had sent more stuff back to my dad. (drinking bottle this time), then a small stretch of the A39 to get to the campsite. Carlyon Bay caravan and camping park. £5 / night - free showers, loads of room. Cleaned up bike gears etc. Spoke to couple from London in blue van woman quite hospitable but man miserable as sin. Swimming pool available.

Image of a stamp from the Carlyon Bay Camping and Caravaning Park

Image of another stamp from the Carlyon Bay Camping and Caravaning Park

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