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C2C 2011 Route Planning #5

Kirkby Stephen to Shap Over half way now and approaching the Lakes, I’ve had three short-ish days, but today’s leg into Shap is just shy of 20 miles and has a great mix of stunning scenery including huge tracts of….. open moorland and some splendid limestone pavement. I leave KS...

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C2C 2011 Route Planning #4

Reeth to Keld I leave Reeth on the B6270 – passing the lovely Reeth Bakery, where I would hope to collect something tasty for lunch – and leaving the road just beyond the school where I take a footpath through the fields to Reeth Low Moor . I skirt the...

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C2C 2011 Route Planning #3

Osmotherley to Richmond I’m very much of the opinion that this section is one of those that you just need to get out of the way as quickly and painlessly as possible. There really is nothing to recommend this route to the long distance walker, it’s all extremely dull. Lots...

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C2C 2011 Route Planning #2

Grosmont to Blakey Ridge Without being deliberately awkward, there isn’t really an alternative to Wainwright’s route out of Grosmont, to Egton Bridge and beyond, to Glaisdale. Although the map suggests this route is road walking all the way to Delves – about 3 miles from Grosmont, it is in reality...

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C2C 2011 Route Planning #1

As well as walking backwards along the route this year, my plan has always been to walk as many non-standard Wainwright legs as possible, while still maintaining as many of the usual stops as possible to facilitate baggage transfer. In the opening sentences of his Coast to Coast guide book,...

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C2C 2011 Itinerary Finalised

Another Coast to Coast planning entry – this time just to publish the finalised itinerary and accommodation stops along the route. Sunday June 12th – Robin Hood’s Bay to Grosmont Monday June 13th – Grosmont to Blakey Ridge Tuesday 14th June – Blakey Ridge to Osmotherley Wednesday 15th June –...

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C2C 2011 Planning #3 – The Middle

With the Lakes planned and the eastern section sorted, I turn my attention to the middle bit and the final night. From Osmotherly I had the choice to split what would normally be a 25 mile stage into two, with a night in Danby Wiske. However a brief pause for...

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C2C 2011 Planning #2 – Eastern section

With the four Lake District stops, out of a total of thirteen, pencilled in, I needed to concentrate on the eastern section from Robin Hood’s Bay and points westward. There are dozens of nice little B&Bs in RHB and one or two grand-looking hotels as well. I was looking for...

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C2C 2011 Planning #1 – The Lakes section

With the path decided on – and the direction of travel – it’s only a matter of deciding on an itinerary, booking the accommodation and getting rid of the belly – quite a simple set of tasks if you say them quickly. The first two are obviously the priority and...

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Long Distance Path 2011

It’s that time of year again, the dog-end of the walking calendar – the wet, windy, grey and ‘orrible trough that sits between the halcyon days of summer and the wonderful biting, frosty days of winter. It’s the time of year that my thoughts turn to the long distance path...