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Old 11 January 2017, 11:28   #1
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Lands End to Oban

Hi Guys, after a little help if you would.....

I'm putting a rib trip together from "hopefully" Landsend to Oban, the main North coast of Cornwall towards the Bristol channel does not seem to have any harbours, only beach launching..... I'm looking for places to berth on a night, refuel and meet the land crew, best I can find is Millford haven, its right on the edge of the daily distance and to top it off, we are doing three dives, start middle and end of the trip, so this is where time is really tight on the first day, we are aiming to have the trip done in 6 possibly 7 days.......

any tips or trips along this coast would be much appreciated.

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Old 11 January 2017, 12:16   #2
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It's quite an adventurous bit of coast with big tides and not much shelter. Padstow is the only significant option and once you're past the Doom bar the estuary is relatively sheltered if you miss the tide window for the marina.
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hi John.

Yes ive heard quite easy 7m, apparently. its a funny run as I don't want to head back in towards swanage as ill be just doubling my route.
Doesn't seem much, even if I push around towards Broad Haven.,

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That sounds a Great trip!
The North Corwall coast has its challenges for sure...its shallow and with prevailing winds can soon become a really messy and confusing passage!..no real "all states" Harbours and few bolt holes and fewer facilities.
As J says Padstow/Rock is the closest to full services again the Harbour is only accesable at nr High water..with fuel...although if you don't get in depending on Tides might entail a good walk..and a long wait.
Appledore would be worth considering for a stop over..a little off beam but Fuel available and trolleys to carry it...you can book moorings in advance,and plenty of B&Bs.
Lundy makes for a great stop over...but no fuel...unless you could work a deal with the Ferry man
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Cheers Maximus,

Appledore could work then... dive lundy on day 2 and get a good leg in, hopefully getting to Whitehaven Marina are near....

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Boscastle?
Boscastle is purely a working Port for local Crab and fishing Boats...Like em all it dries out and the "Harbour" (more of a protective wall/breakwater for the Beach) no facilities and only accesable close to HW ...very small and being narrow is a bugger to access in all but calm conditions,pluss a no Fuel close at hand.
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Thanks for all the advice guys. I'm just working on the legs now and altering them a little.

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Thanks for all the advice guys. I'm just working on the legs now and altering them a little.

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Remember and keep the info coming. There will be many including me that would want to help if they can.
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