2 friends and the coast to coast walk


Wainwright is a bit random really! by theshed
January 11, 2008, 8:12 pm
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We’re getting quite excited about the walk now.  We’re starting to go head on into booking places and planning the walks.  Well, I say we but I really mean Michelle.  She’s got a whole list of all the accommodation she’s found on the net and she’s steadily booking places to stay.  Selfishly we’ll be keeping it to ourselves for the time being, until we get our accommodation sorted.  We can’t go giving away insider secrets now can we!  Once we get it all booked though we’ll get it up here for all to see.  We’ll also blog about where we’ll be staying so if there is anyone else around at the same time then you can say hi.

Since I was feeling a little left out and useless while Michelle was making all the accommodation enquiries I decided we should get the first map out and have a look at the route.  We’ve decided that we’re going to follow the Wainwright route this first time.  So the first stretch will be St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge but what a random route Wainwright takes.

First you walk away from where you’re actually going.  Apparently that is a common theme with most Wainwright walks.  Not sure I like it!  Then you walk round the houses to get to where you are going.  It says the first stage is about 14 miles but it looks a lot longer.  In the back of my mind I just want to get to the next place in as short an amount of time as possible but that’s not really the point.  I guess I’ll take Wainwright’s advice and relax and enjoy the walk.

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Well obviously dear we can’t walk as the crow flies! The whole point is to stick to public rights of way etc. I’m sure you could walk a more direct route, but it would probably be very boring and involve a lot of road walking (never fun!). Once we’re moving it’ll be fine.

Only two more B&Bs to go! Fingers crossed!
M

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