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Trip: Coast to Coast Walk - England 2010

There are [10] stories from my trip: Coast to Coast Walk - England 2010

Day 8-11 - Kirkby Stephen to Gunnerside to Reeth to Richmond to Danby Wisk

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 | Views [680] | Comments [2]

Several days of walking and fatigue and not so much time to blog.  The most exciting time has been the march through the bogs.  After climbing for about two miles out of Kirkby Stephen, we entered a fog bank en route to The Nine Standards.  They are ... Read more >

Day 7 - Orton to Kirkby Stephen

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | Views [534] | Comments [2]

We got up in Orton this morning to rain falling and wind blowing.  We got ready for the day, made it downstairs to breakfast only to find that the help had not shown up to make it!  The poor Manager came staggering out of a back room to a room full of ... Read more >

Day 6 - Bampton Range to Orton

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | Views [463] | Comments [1]

Our first flat day of walking!  Yay!  A few slopes, but nothing like the mountains of the Lakes District which we have now left behind.  Today was the first day of mostly farmed fields, stone walls, and hard to find stiles.  We stepped out of the door ... Read more >

Day 5 - Patterdale to Bampton Range

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 5 Sep 2010 | Views [522]

Another good breakfast of eggs, bacon, black pudding, toast, coffee, orange juice, sausage, and hash browns.  We had the standard morning hike up out of the valley to a ridge top, saw some great views, the wind almost knocked us down a few times.  Some ... Read more >

Photos: Coast to Coast Walk, England Sep 2010

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 4 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Day 4 - Grasmere to Patterdale

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 4 Sep 2010 | Views [395]

Another late start this morning, since we only had nine miles to go.  Another big climb out of the overnight town, across a pass, then down a beautiful river valley to our farm B&B.  We got situated, then walked into town for ale, wine, and dinner.... Read more >

Day 3 - Stonethwaite to Grasmere

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | Views [735]

This day was only 9 miles, but started with quite a climb out of Stonethwaite, over the pass to Grasmere.  We saw some beautiful vistas, but saw our first major boggy areas.  It reminded us of Hound of the Baskervilles, where the bad guy knew just where ... Read more >

Day 2 - Ennerdale Bridge to Stonethwaite

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | Views [500] | Comments [1]

Big day planned at 15.5 miles, and it turned out to be just that almost exactly.  We took a packed lunch from the farm B&B and set out at about 8:15.  The map said that the first few miles would be on level terrain along Enneradale Water, but it ... Read more >

Day 1 - St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | Views [522]

We took a bit of a shortcut this day because we weren't real sure about legs and ankles and such (But have no fear, we are going to walk every step ocean to ocean!).  Smooth walking from St Bees, and some great views back to the Irish Sea as we began ... Read more >

Day 0 - Arrival at St Bees

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | Views [520] | Comments [2]

Uneventful flight to Heathrow, then a one-way car rental to Carlisle.  From there, a 1-hour taxi ride to St Bees.  Sounds cumbersome, but it was the cheapest and fastest way to get from London to St Bees. We walked to the beach on the evening of our ... Read more >