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#2541 - 13/04/06 09:04 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
Full Member

Registered: 30/10/05
Posts: 57
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Leaving St Bees June 18th, 13 days walking, solo, extra day Patterdale to make sure I climb Helvellyn (no excuses), extra day Richmond, arrive RHB July 2nd.

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#2542 - 13/04/06 10:13 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
widgeon Offline

Registered: 08/09/05
Posts: 42
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Hi Country file:
Yes indeed. We will be in Patterdale YHA May 5 and Brookfield B&B, Shap, May 6.
Thanks for the reference post.

#2543 - 13/04/06 11:23 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
MrBlister Offline

Registered: 01/08/05
Posts: 59
My friend and I are heading out from St Bees on the 28th May and taking 14 days. I'm 30 and my mate is 29. Can I join the red-faced, puffing up the hill club?? We'll be raising money for Martin House, a hospice for children and young people (mainly his charity of choice - last time I raised 500 for St Gemma's Hospice in Leeds)

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#2544 - 13/04/06 11:42 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
shmidds Offline

Registered: 13/03/06
Posts: 5
Loc: Ivyland, PA USA
My wife & I leave St. Bees Monday, 19Jun, arrive RHB Monday, 03Jul.

Training hard...yesterday I got off the couch to get the remote.

#2545 - 14/04/06 08:31 AM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
Onslow2 Offline

Registered: 07/04/06
Posts: 128
Will be heading out of St Bees on 4 Sept and Getting to RHB on 17 Sept

Onslow (had to re-register as forgot PW)

#2546 - 14/04/06 02:55 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
anneandalan Offline

Registered: 14/04/06
Posts: 8
Great idea! We will be leaving St Bees on Thursday 25th May and arriving(hopefully) in RHB on Monday 5th June. We are early 40s and averagely fit but never done more than 3 consecutive days walking before.Can anyone help with an idea of how tough Shap to Kirby Stephen and Catterick to Ingleby Cross will be.Also, will the Harvey strip maps together with Cicerone guide and Wainwright be adequate or how could we improve on these? Sorry if these seem like novice questions but we are raising money for a alocal childrens hospice so would prefer not to fail! Thankyou.

#2547 - 14/04/06 09:01 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
Howie Offline
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Registered: 15/07/05
Posts: 70
Loc: Cumbria
Hi anneandalan

They are both long days but not really to strenuous. The Shap to Kirkby Stephen leg is not to bad but the Catterick Bridge to Ingleby Cross leg is long and boring, the worst bit of the walk. On the Shap to Kirkby Stephen leg there is quite a nice tea room in Orton.

As for the guide books the Henry Stedman and the Paul Hannon books i found were quite good.

#2548 - 14/04/06 09:13 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 248
Loc: Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Hello anneandalan,

In relation to the books I suggest you have a look at the thread on this forum headed BEST GUIDE BOOK - last post 16 March. You will see the extremely good contributions of several members. I have most books and maps and I must admit the Henry Stedman book with the OS strip maps are the main sources of information that I will be carrying.

Don't be put off by the longer days just ensure you enjoy the walk. I hope the weather is kind for you and that you complete the walk and raise loads of money for your charity - good luck.

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#2549 - 15/04/06 07:55 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
anneandalan Offline

Registered: 14/04/06
Posts: 8
Thanks to Howie and Journeyman.The more we read around this site the more encouraged we are that there is a tremendous camaradarie amongst 'coasters', and May 25th cannot come too soon!
We are undecided about whether to stay in RHB the night we finish.Please can anyone recommend a good place to bed down if we do stay? Thanks again.

#2550 - 16/04/06 01:45 PM Re: Look whose walking - 2006
ernest smith Offline
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Registered: 27/10/06
Posts: 0
Loc: east yorkshire , england
Hi every body
reading all these post's it makes my old feet itch and i wish you all the very best on the c2c this year, i shall be with you all the way if only in spirit and look forward to all your post's of successfull crossing's, i think when i am dead and gone i shall walk this walk in the after life if there is one,
as anneandalan say the camardarie on this walk is fantastic.
all the best to you all

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