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#1168 - 07/08/06 07:13 PM Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Top Babe Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 10
Loc: Wynyard, UK
Im starting from St Bees on Sunday 20th August and hoping to end up in Robin Hood Bay after 13 days walking ( taking an extra night in Grasmere).
Hoping for a little company on route.
Anyone walking??

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#1169 - 07/08/06 09:05 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
LoneWalker Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 183
Loc: Cheshire, UK
Sounds like we should put you and Jack together [img]http://www.coast2coast.co.uk/ubb/smile.gif[/img]

http://www.coast2coast.co.uk/ubb/Forum13/HTML/000230.html

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#1170 - 07/08/06 11:45 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
themuppet Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 3
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi Top Babe, good luck with your walk. I'm starting on 26th August backpacking solo.Anyone who wants to walk too is more than welcome!

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#1171 - 07/08/06 11:50 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Nimrod Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
Quote:
Originally posted by Top Babe:
Im starting from St Bees on Sunday 20th August and hoping to end up in Robin Hood Bay after 13 days walking ( taking an extra night in Grasmere).
Hoping for a little company on route.
Anyone walking??


I see you are from Wynyard - is that the Wynyard next to Billingham?
Nimrod

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#1172 - 08/08/06 09:35 AM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
SarahG Offline
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Registered: 25/07/06
Posts: 40
Loc: London
North to South stating early morning 19th. Going alone so also happy for company.

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#1173 - 08/08/06 09:36 AM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
SarahG Offline
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Registered: 25/07/06
Posts: 40
Loc: London
Although that's nonsense because I'm in the wrong room... I'm doing the Pennine Way... too early in the morning- ignore me : )

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#1174 - 08/08/06 09:38 AM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
LoneWalker Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 183
Loc: Cheshire, UK
LOL, That would be a helluva C2C walk [img]http://www.coast2coast.co.uk/ubb/tongue.gif[/img]

[This message has been edited by LoneWalker (edited 08 August 2006).]

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#1175 - 08/08/06 10:58 AM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
tonyk Offline
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Registered: 16/02/04
Posts: 1033
Loc: UK
Quote:
Originally posted by SarahG:
Although that's nonsense because I'm in the wrong room... I'm doing the Pennine Way... too early in the morning- ignore me : )


You're loosing it already,Sarah!

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#1176 - 08/08/06 07:33 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Top Babe Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 10
Loc: Wynyard, UK
Was beginning to wonder how the coast to coast ran North to SOuth.
Just wondered if I would have any company- particularly so I dont get too lost...nothing more.

Yes Nimrod I live in teh WYnyard near Billingham- why do you ask?

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#1177 - 09/08/06 12:00 AM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Nimrod Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
I live in Billingham
Nimrod

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#1178 - 09/08/06 01:22 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
matto Offline
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Registered: 15/12/04
Posts: 90
Loc: Derbyshire
Ey up, I can sense another "Honeymoon walking the Coast to Coast" thread starting once Top Babe and Nimrod get together in the snug of 'The Slaughtered Lamb'.

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#1179 - 09/08/06 08:11 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Nimrod Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
Quote:
Originally posted by matto:
Ey up, I can sense another "Honeymoon walking the Coast to Coast" thread starting once Top Babe and Nimrod get together in the snug of 'The Slaughtered Lamb'.


I doubt it - I'm not one for blind dates. I could say I had the looks of Brad Pitt,the charm of George Clooney,the glossy smile of Tom Cruise etc,but I fear the first sight of me and you could hear a woman's scream from St Bee's to RHB.
I was just curious whether Top Babe came from the village of Wynyard (a very,very nice area I hasten to add) or if there was another Wynyard somewhere in the land.
Nimrod

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#1180 - 09/08/06 09:31 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Top Babe Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 10
Loc: Wynyard, UK
Quote:
Originally posted by Nimrod:
I doubt it - I'm not one for blind dates. I could say I had the looks of Brad Pitt,the charm of George Clooney,the glossy smile of Tom Cruise etc,but I fear the first sight of me and you could hear a woman's scream from St Bee's to RHB.
I was just curious whether Top Babe came from the village of Wynyard (a very,very nice area I hasten to add) or if there was another Wynyard somewhere in the land.
Nimrod


Aach well you never know...
Advise please on doing the red pike/haystacks ridge as opposed to the ennerdale road route?

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#1181 - 09/08/06 11:16 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
sid Offline
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Registered: 08/04/04
Posts: 59
Loc: tudhoe,co.durham,england
don't do it , ennerdale bridge to rosthwaite is a hard enough day as it is .
slog around the lake , then 5 or so miles on a track upto blacksail hut , then probably the hardest climb on the walk up loft beck, then the walk down honnister pass and into rosthwaite is hard on the feet aswell.

maybe it wouldn't be so bad if it was in the middle of the walk but as its the 2nd day its quite demanding.

thats my opinion anyway , i've done the walk twice now and stick by my word that day 2 is the hardest day .

cheers sid

ftm

[This message has been edited by sid (edited 09 August 2006).]
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#1182 - 09/08/06 11:37 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Nimrod Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
Quote:
Originally posted by Top Babe:
Aach well you never know...




You sound like a Scots lassie!!!
Nimrod

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#1183 - 10/08/06 12:42 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
matto Offline
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Registered: 15/12/04
Posts: 90
Loc: Derbyshire
I can see it coming. Its gonna happen!

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#1184 - 10/08/06 03:58 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Top Babe Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 10
Loc: Wynyard, UK
Quote:
Originally posted by matto:
I can see it coming. Its gonna happen!


What's going to happen??

Nimrod- not scottish but lived there for 7 years- missing the big hills but enjoying the smaller and beautiful ones on my door step.

ANy further thoughts on hte Red Pike issue- was quite enthusiastic ...

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#1185 - 10/08/06 05:44 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Nimrod Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
I agree with Sid. The descent into Rosthwaite is a long,hard slog. However,if you are walking around Ennerdale Water,watch out for midges - they're savage.
Nimrod

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#1186 - 11/08/06 12:09 AM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Nimrod Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
Nimrod- not scottish but lived there for 7 years- missing the big hills but enjoying the smaller and beautiful ones on my door step.

Please pardon my mistake. I hope you enjoy walking in the Cleveland Hills.
Nimrod

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#1187 - 11/08/06 08:22 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Top Babe Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 10
Loc: Wynyard, UK
Thanks Nimrod, I will bear the midge and red pike advice in mind. I have already been eaten alive on the said Cleveland hills recently... beginning to get to know them .. and already had a sneak previews of some of the coast to coast. Company for walks is always welcomed...
Cheers

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#1188 - 12/08/06 03:34 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Nimrod Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
Thanks,Top Babe
I normally go walking on a Wednesday (I'm in the licensed trade) and when I have Wednesday to myself,I'll bear that in mind.
Nimrod

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#1189 - 14/08/06 08:22 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Nimrod Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
Quote:
Originally posted by Nimrod:
I doubt it - I'm not one for blind dates. I could say I had the looks of Brad Pitt,the charm of George Clooney,the glossy smile of Tom Cruise etc,but I fear the first sight of me and you could hear a woman's scream from St Bee's to RHB.
I was just curious whether Top Babe came from the village of Wynyard (a very,very nice area I hasten to add) or if there was another Wynyard somewhere in the land.
Nimrod


In case anyone is interested,there is a Wynyard in Tasmania,named after a Major General Edward Buckley Wynyard,a British army officer who commanded an Australian unit in the nineteenth century.
If you are not interested,then just ignore this message and carry on with what you are doing [img]http://www.coast2coast.co.uk/ubb/rolleyes.gif[/img].
Nimrod

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#1190 - 15/08/06 12:09 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
jack222 Offline
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Registered: 14/07/06
Posts: 16
Loc: uk
Hi Top Babe !

seems like i got a mention on this topic lol ! if and when your passing scorton whilst doing the walk i know a great watering hole ! (due to fact i live there lol !) ope you have a great walk and lets hope this weather picks up a little for ya !

jack

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#1191 - 15/08/06 01:21 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
GregMcD Offline
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Registered: 11/07/06
Posts: 11
Loc: Austin, Texas, USA
My son and I will be leaving on the 28th. Slow down...
Greg

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#1192 - 15/08/06 02:04 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Mattcop Offline
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Registered: 05/12/05
Posts: 6
Loc: Yorkshire
We did the day 2 high level alternative via Red Pike etc this June. Absolutely fantastic, it was undoubtedly the highlight of our walk. Particularly enjoyed coming over Haystacks and Innominate Tarn.

...however this was also one of the hardest days. The climb up Red Pike from the Ennerdale Forest track was far and away the toughest climb of the entire walk and by the time we got to Rosthwaite we were pretty much done in! My advice would be to do it if you believe that (a) you will be fit enough by day 2 for a real test and (b) you are not on too tight an overall schedule so that you don't put at risk the entire venture.

Good luck

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#1193 - 15/08/06 04:31 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Top Babe Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 10
Loc: Wynyard, UK
THanks Greg- you never know I may grind ot a total halt- I hope not though..
Thanks also to Mattcop for the encouragement about the redpike ridge... it looks tough but fantastic. I am stuck with a schedule.. it may be a decision for the day dependent on the weather etc. I am sorely tempted though.
Nimrod - you have been doing your homework.. wynyard , Tasmania sounds inviting.
Only three days of work left...
Top Babe

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#1194 - 15/08/06 11:23 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
sid Offline
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Registered: 08/04/04
Posts: 59
Loc: tudhoe,co.durham,england
topbabe,
whatever you do enjoy it , only been back a week and can't wait to do it again.
may even do the high alternative myself next time.
cheers sid

ftm
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#1195 - 17/08/06 08:48 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Gordita Offline
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Registered: 04/08/06
Posts: 23
Loc: Friday Harbor, WA USA
Mattcop,
We are planning to stay at the Black Sail. There is a path up Scarth Gap to Haystacks. We would then be going on to Stonethwaite. I don't think we want to attempt the whole ridge, but would like some feedback on just doing the Haystacks to Stonethwaite leg.
Any info appreciated.

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#1196 - 18/08/06 03:00 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Nimrod Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
Hey Top Babe
I hope I catch you before you. Good luck and I hope the weather improves.
Nimrod

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#1197 - 18/08/06 09:53 PM Re: Look Who's Walking- 2006- mark 3
Top Babe Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 10
Loc: Wynyard, UK
Thanks Nimrod,Feeling a bit nervous so appreciate your wishes. Im sure I will enjoy it...Ill let you know.

Quote:
Originally posted by Nimrod:
Hey Top Babe
I hope I catch you before you. Good luck and I hope the weather improves.
Nimrod

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