The book The Salt Path by Raynor Winn is to be released as a film
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Gillian Anderson and Jason Isaacs to star in The Salt Path film

Hartland Quay to Morwenstow

The book that inspired Gwelmor’s owners to walk The South West Coast path is to be released as a film starring Gillian Anderson (The Crown) and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter).

The Salt Path, by Raynor Winn, is the profound true story of Raynor and her husband Moth who, having become homeless, decide to trek the 630-mile path along the Dorset, Devon and Cornish coastline – many spectacular legs of which can be easily accessed whilst staying at Gwelmor dog-friendly holiday cottage.

The Salt Path’s story begins when the Raynor and Moth are made homeless in their 50s after a business deal with a friend. After a bitter court battle they lost the Welsh farm where they brought up their two children.

Their situation was then worsened when Moth was diagnosed with a rare and incurable degenerative brain disease - corticobasal degeneration.

Hartland Quay and prop boat from the film Rebecca 2019

Carrying nothing other than bare essentials and a tent, the couple began their journey walking the South West Coast Path’s at its start point in Minehead before walking its entire path.

The story – which inspired us to attempt to follow in their footsteps – sees the couple soon rediscover their happiness and Moth’s illness even improved whilst the made the challenging journey.

Our personal accounts of sections of this wonderful (but demanding) path accessible from Gwelmor have been included in our blog should you wish to try a section out for yourself while on holiday with us in north Cornwall.

A release date for the film, which also features James Lance (Ted Lasso) and Hermione Norris, is yet to be announced.

Multi-award-winning Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage

Just four minutes’ walk from the beach at Widemouth Bay, north Cornwall, Gwelmor is a luxurious, self-catering holiday cottage which sleeps six (plus travel cot).

Our property warmly welcomes three dogs and has a host of provisions to make your dog's stay as relaxing as yours.

Gwelmor was named the South West’s Best Dog Friendly Business of the Year 2021/2022 and won Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2021/2022.

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Gwelmor dog-friendly holiday cottage is right on The South West Coast Path
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The book The Salt Path by Raynor Winn is to be released as a film

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