C2C in 2014

Posted by: Les + Heidi

C2C in 2014 - 20/09/13 09:14 AM

Heidi and I are planning to on doing the coast to coast again next year, maybe in Sept. We're thinking about an 11 day schedule, back packing using a few camp sites plus a few wild pitches.
Need to work out the best way to deal with our two dogs food, don't fancy carrying it, so perhaps post some to camp sites or maybe even do a Slogger and 'cache' it along the route. Anyone have any ideas ?
Cheers
Les
Posted by: lightweightmick

Re: C2C in 2014 - 23/09/13 10:29 PM

Hi Les,
Never used this - could be a restricted service only to larger PO's? - worth looking into though:

http://www.postoffice.co.uk/poste-restante

So thinking Patterdale, Reeth - unless they need a special diet you could also stock up at the Co-ops in Kirkby Stephen and Richmond. Sites may also be prepared to co-operate in getting some in for you..? Or as you say ask if they'll accept a delivery and hold for you.
Canine backpacks..?
cheers
mick
Posted by: Les + Heidi

Re: C2C in 2014 - 30/09/13 08:22 PM

Hi Mick
Yes that post office service may help (assuming its still available post privatisation ??), I'll check it out. I'd like to stick to the same biscuits they normally have to avoid any 'delly belly' type issues but I think they'll get tinned food when we see a shop plus the dried stuff they normally have between times. Just need to plan where we need to get it too.

We're looking at doing the West Morland way earlier in the year so will use that as a dry run for the dog logistics as well as our own fitness training !!

Re back packs; I should have trained the Collie when he was young but he's a bit set in his ways now and hated a coat when I tried that so I dont think a back pack will work, the Jack Russel is too small to carry anything lol (very short legs!!)

Les
Posted by: lightweightmick

Re: C2C in 2014 - 30/09/13 09:22 PM

I expect they will need a bit more to eat too, bless 'em!
Posted by: tonyk

Re: C2C in 2014 - 30/09/13 11:10 PM

This might be another option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id5UTB2DHeQ

According to the blurb you can carry up to 100lb using this system.Only drawback is the cost-around 700.
Posted by: Stottie

Re: C2C in 2014 - 01/10/13 06:45 AM

Les and Heidi
Ask mananddog who posts on walkersforum.co.uk how he organised food for Midge on his JOGLE walk
Posted by: lightweightmick

Re: C2C in 2014 - 01/10/13 11:04 AM

Originally Posted By: tonyk
This might be another option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id5UTB2DHeQ

According to the blurb you can carry up to 100lb using this system.Only drawback is the cost-around 700.


I've considered something similar, like using a converted caddy etc, but I reckon we have too many stiles in this country - depends on route choice I suppose, you could try some day walks with a simple lightweight baby buggy - folds easily when needed to be..?
Posted by: Les + Heidi

Re: C2C in 2014 - 01/10/13 04:23 PM

Thanks for the tips guys.

I've discussed via PM with Paul (man and dog) before and he posts to camp sites extensively, he's been very helpful (we're both collie owners/fans lol)

Not sure about that contraption Tony, I'm no fashion slave but that looks really odd and I think it would be hard work !!