Going Down The Bog


[See News Bulletin 02/04/04 for updated route]

This is it then, boys, the final fling.

Best foot/paw/hoof forward.

What do you mean you need to be carried?

Maybe you shouldn't have insisted on that last round!

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And so, we (well, one of us) set out on the final leg of the journey.

Head on down the road which takes you towards Crowlas. Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 138
We at last begin to suspect that we are getting warmer! Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 139
When you reach the end of the road you face the most difficult and life-threatening part of this walk.

You've got to try and cross the A30! (22 on Map)

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Seriously folks, the authorities have tried just about everything short of landmines (much to the local inhabitants' disappointment) to try and stop motorists going through Crowlas like the proverbial bat out of hell.

Our top tip for crossing safely is grab a passer-by and hurl them into the road. If they aren't instantly burst then this may be the optimum time to make a dash for it!

Head directly over the crossroads.

It's not much to look at but .....

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..... at least it has drive-in refreshments! Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 142

At this point the route becomes fairly straightforward. It's a pleasant walk down a leafy lane and all you need to do is follow the tarmac.

See?

It's not difficult. (23 on Map)

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You can even, if you're that way inclined, ..... Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 144
..... venture into the Marazion Marshes.

Marshes?

In Cornwall? Whatever next?

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Eventually you come to this passunder, which helps you successfully traverse the A394 (the main road to Helsting, Foulmouth, etc.). (24 on Map) Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 146
After the passunder ignore the cycle track and take the road to the right. Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 147
This one to be precise. (25 on Map) Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 148

Have faith, the end is in sight.

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