Category: Long Distance Paths

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Coast to Coast – Route Note

Just thought I’d post an interesting note on the route, for anyone walking it this summer. From Sunbiggin Tarn you are now recommended to take the southern route, down the road a short way, over the little bridge and then turn left onto the moorland, skirting the narrow beck and...

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Coast to Coast 2009 – Day 5

A nice pint of Hobgoblin in the Kings Arrms in Kirkby Stephen. In a Geordie accent: “Day 5 and the medication levels in the house have risen alarmingly. A strong smell of Deep Heat pervades Rob and Stu’s bedroom. Tubes of lotions and linaments lie on all available surfaces and...

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Coast to Coast 2009 – Day 4

Rob relaxes at lunch time in the sun, beside Haweswater Reservior. I’m still a day behind in posts, I’m writing this at the end of day 5 in The Black Bull in Kirkby Stephen, but the signal was so hit and miss in the Lakes that I’ve fallen behind a...

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Coast to Coast 2009 – Day 3

I’m struggling to post pictures at the moment as signal strength precludes the large attachments, I will try and add some to later posts. Day 3 started as Day 2 finished: blue skies and sunshine (how does Borrowdale manage that?). We restricted ourselves to a light breakfast in anticipation of...

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Coast to Coast 2009 – Day 2

Day 2 started at 4am for me as I was woken by the rain battering against the window of the surprisingly comfortable room in the Shepherds Arms in Ennerdale Bridge. The hotel has undergone something of a makeover since I was here last and the rooms are much nicer now....

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Coast to Coast 2009 – Day 1

Didn’t get a chance to post this picture last night as the phone signal was so poor, but this is our room in Stone House Farm and Tex enjoying a small dram as he writes up his journal. Weather was mostly in our favour today althought the wind was pretty...

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Coast to Coast 2009 – day 1

Mixed bag of weather this morning. Rain first thing but that cleared before we left. Then sunshine broken by cloud and strong winds all along the coast path. Just passed through Cleator where we found the Three Tuns pub doesn’t open until 2pm which is not use to us at...

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Coast to Coast – Arrival

Arrived safe and sound in St. Bees after passing through some awful weather on the way. As long as it stops raining before we set out in the morning I’ll be happy. In fact I’ll probably be happy if it’s still pissing it down. It’s just great to be back...

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Coast to Coast 2009 – The Blog

I plan to do a walking blog this year on the Coast to Coast. For the first time I have the technology to do this and hopefully the gods of the airways will provide a decent enough signal to connect the iPhone each day and post the words I will...

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Coast to Coast 2009 – Itinerary

I know I’ve mentioned this in a previous post, but that was several months ago and I don’t suppose anyone remembers that now (even those that read it), but this year’s C2C is going to be a little different to the usual St. Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay walk. For...

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Coat to Coast 2009 – Prep

As little as 5 weeks ago I was panicking, I was really quite worried that my level of fitness had deteriorated so much over the winter that I really wasn’t going to be ready for my long walk this year. Winter walking, for me at least, always tends to be...

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LEJOG Planning Frenzy

Sunday was an awful day,weather wise and I had an itchy mouse-finger, so I gave him some exercise in Memory Map – I began planning the South West England section of end-to-end walk. Before Sunday planning had been very tentative. I have a rough route sketched out and a single...