Alfred Wainwright described a walk across England in his 1973 publication “A Coast to Coast Walk.” It winds its way across Northern England from the Irish Sea at St. Bees Head on the west coast to the North Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast. Its 192-mile journey passes through the three national parks of The Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North Yorkshire Moors.
Janet and I fell in love with the Lakes when we lived in Ulverston. It is like our second home. When we learned about how this trek was possible without camping, it became a high priority!
On 27 June 2022, we start our 18-day (including 2 rest days) adventure from St. Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay. Not only are Bailey and Samuel joining us, but also our dear friends Dean and Tracy, who chose this as their 30th Wedding Anniversary celebration!
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Below are the blogs about this adventure. Click on them to read more!
The weather forecast was great for this 12-mile day, so it was really disappointing when Dean reluctantly decided he needed a rest day as he had severe toe pain. He was able to get a lift with an Australian couple who were staying at the same pub. Unfortunately, the next B&B did not open forContinue reading “Coast to Coast Day 8: Orton to Kirkby Stephen”
Today was a refreshing change and a relatively short one at 7.8 miles in just less than 4 hours. Most importantly, the whole team was hiking together again! The walking was across moorland and relatively flat farmland on spongy grass, allowing the legs to recover from the Lakeland rocks. While we are still in Cumbria,Continue reading “Coast to Coast Day 7: Shap to Orton”
Today we completed just over 15 miles in just under 8.5 hours of walking. This was our final day in the Lake District and this blog will be a bit different from the others so far. First, I am seeing the real danger of all the days blurring together. Even though experiences might sound similarContinue reading “Coast to Coast Day 6: Patterdale to Shap (Low Raise alternate)”