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Pub choice in Ennerdale Bridge

Just a couple of quick thoughts on where to eat and drink on Ennerdale Bridge for all you future C2Cers; whether you be easters or westers. The Fox & Hounds is my preferred choice for the following reasons….. F&H is now a village co-operative, still leased from the absentee landlord,...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Eleven

Wednesday 22nd June – Grasmere to Stonethwaite Today I shall mostly be singing loudy and playing the air-guitar to “Walk On By” by The Stranglers. Day Eleven I had a cracking nights sleep in the Chestnut Villa – had a double bed for only the second night of the trip....

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Ten

Tuesday 21st June – Patterdale to Grasmere Today I shall mostly be pogo-ing aggressively to “Walking Distance” by Buzzcocks. I had one of those moments this morning where you see how other people behave and wonder if you’re actually looking in a mirror – could that be how other people...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Nine

Monday 20th June – Shap to Patterdale Today I shall mostly be bouncing lightly along to “Walking On The Moon” by The Police. The best day of the walk so far, by a long way – but I was absolutely shattered (again) at the end of it. I’m still not...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Eight

Sunday 19th June – Kirkby Stephen to Shap Today I shall mostly be wearing black and looking depressed with “The Hardest Walk” by The Jesus & Mary Chain. Although it wasn’t actually raining when I set out this morning, it did look black and horrible and the forecast was for...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Seven

Saturday 18th June – Keld to Kirkby Stephen Today I shall mostly be wearing my old school uniform in tribute to “Evil Walks” by AC/DC. I think it was the great Sir Isaac Newton who suggested that for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction (feel free to correct...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Six

Friday 17th June – Reeth to Keld Today I shall mostly be headbanging whilst walking to “Walk On” by Deep Purple. Note: Apologies, but there are no photos for the next two days – for some unknown reason the bloody camera hasn’t been writing them to the memory card. The...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Five Supplemental

Some readers (Dave) may be pleased to hear that I had a pleasant afternoon in Reeth, it’s still not my fave place, but I has an excellent ice cream, got a good phone signal and had a lovely chat with the wife while sitting in the sun in the village...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Five

Thursday 16th June – Richmond to Reeth Today I shall mostly be doing my infamous Karaoke version of “Walk On The Wild Side” by Lou Reed. I had the best nights sleep of the walk so far. In fact I more a curtly just died at about 9pm and awoke...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Four

Wednesday 15th June – Osmotherley to Richmond Today I shall mostly be trying to remember the words to “The Walk” by The Cure. I was absolutely steaming mad this morning, or like Gerald the Gorilla I was livid! But joking aside I had to calm myself before I went down...