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ConceptEdit

Basically to do the walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, through some of England's best countryside. Sometime in 2017, probably Jully or August

Cross England on foot, trekking from the Irish Sea to the North Sea through three incredible national parks. Immerse yourself in the mystical landscapes of the Lake District, where gemlike lakes reflect England’s highest mountains and poets like William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge drew their inspiration. In the Yorkshire Dales—James Herriot country—hike to storybook villages filled with half-timbered cottages and warmly lit pubs. Then climb into the wild, heather-covered highlands of the North York Moors. Along the way, discover ancient stone circles, medieval castles and monasteries, and the legendary charm of northern England.

PlansEdit

Little as yet ...

An idea from Glenn - how about combining some bicycle sections, especially if any look more flat and boring, perhaps on the Eastern side past the dales.

Info and LinksEdit

If you can trust a panel of experts these post-fact/expert days.... "In 2004 the walk was named as the second-best walk in the world according to a survey of experts."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast_to_Coast_Walk; http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/4034485.stm

A good looking blog to help planning from an experienced walker https://ramblingman.org.uk/planningatrip/planning_a_coast_to_coast

The Sherpa Van site, people who can move bags around, book accom etc - http://www.coast2coast.co.uk/

Some great info from people who have done the walk, suggestions etc on Tripadvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g186217-d588704-Reviews-Wainwright_s_Coast_to_Coast_Walk-England.html

An example

  • Sherpa van to book accommodations and take our bags each day so that we only carried the following: rain clothes (jackets, pants, and covers for our backpacks), hiking poles (a necessity), gators, a first aid kit with abundant blister remedies, the Steadman book, a map, a compass, lunch, and a few meal bars
  • We wore shorts and tee-shirts every day, but carried a long-sleeved, light-weight wool shirts for rest breaks (which could be chilly)
  • Next summer we breaking up the Rosthwaite - Patterdale leg and instead stopping in Grasmere. Rosthwaite to Patterdale was, by far, the toughest day for us. It was very hot (about 90 F) and two significant hills to climb over.
  • To get to the start of the walk, we took the train from Euston station in London to Carlisle and then a second train from Carlisle to St. Bees. The second train does not stop in St. Bees on Sunday. To get back to London, we hired a car from Robin Hoods Bay to Scarbourogh and then trained from there back to London. Buy train tickets in advance -- they are expensive within 24 hours!

Site associated with the man himself, Mr Wainwright https://www.wainwright.org.uk/coasttocoast.html

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