A note about everyone who's sponsored me so far.
Thank you very much. I'm amazed by how many people have given. I suppose the size of the challenge, the worthiness of the cause, and the large number of random online acquaintances I have, have all contributed. Of course this just adds to the pressure for me to complete it.
I booked my first night's stay, in Perranporth, which is near Newquay on the north Cornwall coast. It's about 40 miles from Land's End, which I should be able to do in half a day, and is in an old coastguard hut overlooking a 3 mile stretch of sandy beach from high on a cliff. It looks great. I'll see if I can find a pic. Here we go:
The next youth hostel from there may be Northcombe, in Exmoor, but I need to check the route to see how far that is and whether it's doable in a day, considering how hilly it is down there. I may need to have back-up plans if I find the going's tough.
More maps to come tomorrow.