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#2531 - 13/04/06 09:27 AM Look whose walking - 2006
Journeyman Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 248
Loc: Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Hello everyone,

I'm not sure whether this thread will work as I hope but here goes. It seems to me that many members/contributors to this forum are genuinely interested in when others are actually walking the route. I wonder if it would be useful for members to add a post to this thread giving an indication as to when they are on the walk.
A new thread could be started every year.
This may assist other walkers, who are either on the C2C or indeed on shorter walks crossing the C2C, in meeting up with (or I suppose some may say 'avoiding')their like minded 'colleagues' at some point.

I will start the ball rolling by saying I set out from St Bees Head on Monday 12 June 2006. I am walking with a former work colleague for the first 4 days (to Patterdale) and then solo for the next 12 days. I arrive in RHB on Tuesday 27 June.
I am raising money for Macmillan Cancer Relief (Nurses).

If this thread doesn't work then nothing lost. The same principle could be applied to other walks. What do others think?

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#2532 - 13/04/06 09:33 AM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
LoneWalker Offline

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 183
Loc: Cheshire, UK
Journeyman, great idea, here's my contribution.

Start walking on Sunday 30th April from St. Bees, doing 12 stages and finishing in RHB on Thursday 11th May.
I am using the traditional 11 stopovers recommended by AW in the original version of his book.

I am walking alone (as the name suggests) and am easily recognisable; 6ft 4in, large beer gut and red pack, as well as red face normally [img][/img]


#2533 - 13/04/06 10:31 AM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
Harland Online   content
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Registered: 29/04/05
Posts: 1332
Loc: North Yorkshire
Leaving St. Bees 17 May 2006 arriving RHB 31 May, having a day off in Richmond. Hopefully taking my time especially in the Lakes to enjoy the views as well as the walking/pubs, not necessarily in that order!
Pennine Way 2005&2014; C2C 2006; SWCP 2007; WHW 2008; GGW 2008; Dales Way 2011; Clev.W 2012; Yorkshire W.W. 2012; Offa's Dyke 2013; Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path 2014; Pembrokeshire Coast Path 2015: LEJoG in stages 2018: Camino 5/2019.

#2534 - 13/04/06 12:08 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
Ash Offline

Registered: 13/04/06
Posts: 50
Loc: Selby
I'll be doing the walk starting from St.bees on 17th June finishing on the 30th. I'll be doing the walk with another middle aged man in mid-life crisis!!!!. As we are of a certain age and show the ravages of years of indulgence in the good things in life, we are doing the walk with help of Sherpa and staying in B & B's/youth Hostels.

It is the first LDP either of us have done so we are either very brave or foolhardy but the posts on this site inspire confidence.

We are hoping to raise money for Cancer Research and the Stroke Association from sponsors. This adds an extra incentive as and when things get difficult.

Really looking forward to the adventure.

#2535 - 13/04/06 12:35 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
barney44 Offline
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Registered: 27/09/05
Posts: 99
Loc: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Great idea Journeyman!
I'm starting from St Bees Wednesday 21st June, ariving Robin Hood's Bay (hopefully) Tuesday 4th July, with a rest day in Richmond.
I'm staying in B and B's and pubs, and using a baggage carrier (Sherpa) for the first time. This is my 6th LDW.
Look out for a 61 year old Aussie puffing up the hills. Be kind to him!

#2536 - 13/04/06 12:51 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
kevanliz Offline

Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 163
Loc: London
Liz and I - that is the non royal 'we' start out from St.Bees on 17th June ending up at RHB all being well on 30th June with a rest day - or hopefully climbing day in between.

We are not as originally suggested on our journal page having a final stage from Grosmont back to St. Bees - thanks to LW for pointing out that slight error in our plans!!

#2537 - 13/04/06 06:11 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
widgeon Offline

Registered: 08/09/05
Posts: 42
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Daughter Gail and I leave St. Bees May 1st and land in RHB May 18th with a rest stop in Kirkby Stevens. We're celebrating our birthdays (51 and 74) by this Grand Adventure. I'll be the grey haired O.L. plodding along while Gail will be sprinting up the hills. I can always put a couple of bricks in her pack!
Last time I was in the Lake District was as a teenager, and it rained every day. Hope for superior weather this time.
(Emigrated from Sheffield in 1952)

#2538 - 13/04/06 07:29 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
Kite21 Offline

Registered: 31/07/05
Posts: 85
Loc: Chester, UK
Leaving St Bees on Monday 26 June. Two weeks with a rest day in Richmond.

#2539 - 13/04/06 07:47 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006

10th and final crossing,sometime in Oct

#2540 - 13/04/06 08:17 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
Countryfile Offline

Registered: 28/10/05
Posts: 103
Loc: Lancaster,England
I'm Setting off on Wed 3rd May and will arrive RHB Sunday 14th May
Widgeon it seems our paths may cross!?
If you look up our planned stopovers posted earlier on this forum under " Coast to Coast Companion"- originally posted by 'Scarecrowhead' you will no doubt be in a position to work out where we cross paths - as you start out before us you could even ambush us on route!
I'm the knobbly kneed forty year old with the Blue Mckinley Rucksack.

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