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#63405 - 08/11/11 10:54 PM Re: Coast to Coast 2011. The Blog [Re: Slogger]
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Just in case anyone is interested I shall be updating the blog over the next few weeks. Just adding some more innane drivel and maybe a piccie or three.
You will think you have already read this bit....then a new line will appear as if by magic.
Keep your eyes peeled and your oranges looking out.




Switch that.
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#63532 - 03/12/11 08:12 AM Re: Coast to Coast 2011. The Blog [Re: Slogger]
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That was fantastic I have just got my confirmation for 20 July 2012 and cannot wait to get started hope it goes as well for me and the wife as it did for you and Dave.

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#63557 - 11/12/11 02:13 PM Re: Coast to Coast 2011. The Blog [Re: longstride]
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I hope it does too Longstride. Of course you have the advantage of covering twice as many miles per hour as me, cos I only have ickle short arse legs......................and half of the home on my back, but hey ho. Glutton for punishment. Too stupid to know when I'm beat.
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#63559 - 11/12/11 03:06 PM Re: Coast to Coast 2011. The Blog [Re: Reluctanttrucker]
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A further re assemble of the blog has taken place. Bit slower than planned but I have been a busy reluctant trucker.
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#63596 - 17/12/11 10:45 PM Re: Coast to Coast 2011. The Blog [Re: Reluctanttrucker]
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Another attempt at sexing up the document has occured. Now done sexing up to day 8.Ta
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#63648 - 25/12/11 10:19 PM Re: Coast to Coast 2011. The Blog [Re: Reluctanttrucker]
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The blog is now complete to my satisfaction.
Please feel free to leave comments.
If you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it then all is well.

There WILL be another one in 2013.
But it won't be nearly as witty or insightful.

I hope this one is useful to any future C2Cers.
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#63662 - 27/12/11 09:12 AM Re: Coast to Coast 2011. The Blog [Re: Slogger]
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Really enjoyed reading your blog, agree with you also it was emotional at the end, the places, people, and friendships you make all come back once you hit the Bay. We walked c2c in May 2011, it was tough at times but we've decided to do it all over again in May 2012, and we can't wait! If you havenít already have a read of our blog, you'll find 2011's story if you scroll down.

Well done mate, really good walk story!
http://sarahseanscoasttocoast.blogspot.com/

Sean

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#63663 - 27/12/11 11:17 AM Re: Coast to Coast 2011. The Blog [Re: seanaldo]
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We walked c2c in May 2011, it was tough at times but we've decided to do it all over again in May 2012, and we can't wait! If you havenít already have a read of our blog, you'll find 2011's story if you scroll down.

It is a tough walk, it does catch a lot of people out, especially the Lakes and the North Yorkshire Moors section. Nice to see you are doing it again in 2012, I'm also doing it, but you will be finished, when I'm starting the coast to coast. I can't afford the accommodation, so camping it, but doing ultra light-weight.

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#63665 - 28/12/11 11:05 AM Re: Coast to Coast 2011. The Blog [Re: flatlands]
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Good luck on your walk, to be honest the accommodation is a huge cost, but we found the camping at the end of a long and sometimes wet day really hard. We hit some really bad weather last May also (remember the power cuts in Scotland due to the weather last May?), so managed get in to bunk houses at short notice (called on route), so thatís an option you may want to keep to hand. So we decided to stay in accommodation this year and save up! But you'll still have an amazing walk, camping or not, you'll have to post how you get on, I know we canít' wait!!

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#63667 - 28/12/11 11:33 AM Re: Coast to Coast 2011. The Blog [Re: seanaldo]
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I probably book up a couple of youth hostels or bed and breakfast, along the way, on spec. Youth hostels are getting non existing towards the east side of the coast to coast walk, that is Grinton Lodge and Osmotherley, but Grinton Lodge is popular and Osmotherley is up for sale. However, as you say, bunk house look a good idea, so I will keep that mind.

Normally, May is a good month for walking. I remember when I did the coast to coast in May 2009, I had very good weather in the Lakes and the rest of the walk was short showers. The best year for the coast to coast, when I first did it in the second of September 1990, when I had no rain at all in the 11 days. I still have the weather remark's written down in the "A Coast to Coast Walk" by AW of that year and also the prices of the camp-sites, bed and breakfast and youth hostel. Cheapest was Head House farm, Church Houses at £8 and dearest was Bent's farm, but that included evening meal as well. Still, nowadays, I'm happy to camp.

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