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#1410 - 29/08/06 10:12 PM Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 11/06/06
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Hi
All found this by chance, may be of interest!!

Alfred Wainwright devised it in 1972 and The Wainwright Society believes that 34 years of adventure and enjoyment and hard slog should have been quite enough time for the powers that be to realise itís there and worthy of inclusion in the family of National Trails.
http://www.wainwright.org.uk/coast_to_coast/national_trail.html

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#1411 - 30/08/06 12:15 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Why cant people just leave things as they are.

Wainwright didnt devise this walk.

I walked this walk with my son in 1967!

Wainwright was a half decent artist, but did no more walking than you or I .

In many ways his silly little books, that are inaccurate and for the most part impossible to follow, have done alot of damage to this part of England.

Once the pen pushing idiots that decide what is or isnt worthy of national trail status get their sweaty hands on this walk, I am going to piss off to Donegal.

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#1412 - 30/08/06 07:48 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 23/06/05
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Once the pen pushing idiots that decide what is or isnt worthy of national trail status get their sweaty hands on this walk, I am going to piss off to Donegal.

Perhaps, in the light of Norman's e-mail, we should start a campaign to get it recognised as a national trail? Cheap one way flights to Egglington are esily available Norman.

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#1413 - 30/08/06 08:16 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 13/09/05
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And I bet NW beat Hillary and Tenzing to the top of Everest, too!

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#1414 - 30/08/06 08:51 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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No but I did do this walk for the first time in 1967.

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#1415 - 30/08/06 10:30 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 30/08/06
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I wish to make it known to all potential people coming to Donegal that Mr N. Walker is not welcome here and will be sent back to his miserable existance as soon as we can find a ferry that is prepared to take him.

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#1416 - 30/08/06 11:38 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 16/02/04
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The coast to coast walk is a concept rather than a fixed route.Wainwright never intended people to follow him blindly.

The truth is the only reason the coast to coast hasn't become a National Trail is due to the dangerous A road before Ingelby Cross.If the route had NT status the goverment would be obliged to make it safe and building a bridge across this road would cost a small fortune.

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#1417 - 30/08/06 11:43 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Quote:
I wish to make it known to all potential people coming to Donegal that Mr N. Walker is not welcome here and will be sent back to his miserable existance as soon as we can find a ferry that is prepared to take him


I presume he will be claiming asylum so it would be illegal to send him back to a country where he is at risk of being tortured by the Ramblers Association.

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#1418 - 30/08/06 03:44 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 25/07/06
Posts: 40
Loc: London
Just because you walked the walk in 1967 Norm, only means that you are older than some of us, not that you are any better. My mother was barely a concept in 1967 ; )

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#1419 - 30/08/06 07:51 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 07/05/06
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Loc: Stafford
The Coast to Coast path was quite well established by 1967.
Back in about 1847 ancestors of mine, driven from Ireland because of a shortage of potatoes to feed their swine, are believed to have used the approximate coast to cast route with a large herd of pigs on their way to Denmark where they set up a successful bacon business.
Others though may be able to give details of an even earlier usage of the path.

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