In 2010 Simon walked the Pennine Way, giving poetry readings in return for bed and breakfast every evening . . . troubadour style. He called the project Walking Home. His new project in 2013 is to do the same thing on a route along the South West Coastal Path from Minehead to Land’s End . . . stopping at Lynton on the second night. Simon stayed at Southcliffe for bed, breakfast and an evening meal on the 30th August and gave a poetry reading in Barbrook Village hall that evening.
As regular visitors to the area know, the South West Coastal Path is beautiful but can be challenging, especially when you are covering about 260 miles in 20 days! Simon was happy for people to join him along the way and in the previous book while walking the Pennine Way much of the local interest is provided by local people who walked with him for a while. We cannot wait to find out how the rest of the journey went and are looking forward to the publication of the book.