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#406208 - 18/01/14 10:02 AM First time Coast to Coast August/September 2014
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Registered: 18/11/04
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So finally I'm going to be walking the C2C this year and really can't wait. I've no idea why it's taken me so long to get round to it, maybe a wee bit of bias to trekking in Scotland. Anyhoo, a question I have is whether anyone would recommend Grosmont over Egton Bridge or vice versa. I've read a lot about Grosmont being a great last night on the walk whilst then reading pretty poor reviews about the atmosphere and food in the station tavern. Egton Bridge looks good with three good pubs, but does it have the atmosphere from walkers on their last night on the C2C? Any suggestions/advice would be much appreciated.
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#406210 - 18/01/14 10:19 AM Re: First time Coast to Coast August/September 2014 [Re: Redlesweb]
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I stayed at the Station Tavern in 2006 and the food was great, Whitby cod - my only complaint would be that the plate awsn't big enough! As we wanted to leave very early in the morning (about 05.00 from memory), as the guy I was walking with had to get a ferry to get back home, they left food out so that we had the run of the place.
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#406212 - 18/01/14 10:21 AM Re: First time Coast to Coast August/September 2014 [Re: Harland]
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Have you been back since, for a pint or a meal?

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#406213 - 18/01/14 11:09 AM Re: First time Coast to Coast August/September 2014 [Re: Redlesweb]
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I only have experience at Grosmont (2010), but I would recommend it. We stayed at Grosmont House B&B, but ate at the Station Tower. Both were fine. We also enjoyed seeing the train shed.

An additional advantage, for me anyway, is that Grosmont makes a shorter last day. Even from there we were pretty much beat by the time we got to RHB, almost to the point of not being able to enjoy our triumph. The extra distance from Egton Bridge would have just made it worse.

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#406214 - 18/01/14 03:25 PM Re: First time Coast to Coast August/September 2014 [Re: Redlesweb]
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I've stayed at the Station Tavern twice and both times I was very pleased with it. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was good, and the food was good. The atmosphere was good as well but both times I've stayed on a Saturday night so it was full of local people - there weren't many groups of coast to coast walkers.

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#406215 - 18/01/14 03:39 PM Re: First time Coast to Coast August/September 2014 [Re: Redlesweb]
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Originally Posted By: Redlesweb
Have you been back since, for a pint or a meal?
No I haven't as I don't live local however if I were to do the C2C again I would happily stay there again - subject to any recent comments. However I am easily pleased!
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#406218 - 18/01/14 06:34 PM Re: First time Coast to Coast August/September 2014 [Re: Redlesweb]
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Just a suggestion of another place to stay. We stayed at Intake Farm, Littlebeck. Depends on your schedule as it's 4/5 miles further on. We had walked from Blakey Ridge but had had a short day the day before. It leaves you with a nice short walk into Robin Hoods Bay! When you arrive Judith sits you down in the kitchen for home made cake and tea, and everyone sits around a big table for dinner. There were around 10 people when we were there including some who were camping there so a great atmosphere with lots of stories to tell by then. It was one of our favourite places to stay.

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#406221 - 18/01/14 11:48 PM Re: First time Coast to Coast August/September 2014 [Re: suffolk stroller]
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Originally Posted By: suffolk stroller
Just a suggestion of another place to stay. We stayed at Intake Farm, Littlebeck. Depends on your schedule as it's 4/5 miles further on. We had walked from Blakey Ridge but had had a short day the day before. It leaves you with a nice short walk into Robin Hoods Bay! When you arrive Judith sits you down in the kitchen for home made cake and tea, and everyone sits around a big table for dinner. There were around 10 people when we were there including some who were camping there so a great atmosphere with lots of stories to tell by then. It was one of our favourite places to stay.


That sounds fantastic and love the idea of the shorter walk into Robin Hoods Bay. However I'm not sure our feet would take it as we have Richmond to Ingleby Cross, then Ingleby Cross to Blakey Ridge. Another big one might just finish us off ha ha.

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#406222 - 18/01/14 11:51 PM Re: First time Coast to Coast August/September 2014 [Re: Redlesweb]
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Although quite happy to add an extra day rather than two nights in Robin Hoods Bay so I guess a possibility could be Blakey Ridge to Glaisdale, then Glaisdale to Littlebeck (for a short short day).

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#406227 - 21/01/14 01:57 AM Re: First time Coast to Coast August/September 2014 [Re: Redlesweb]
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Registered: 18/01/05
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I also loved staying at Intake Farm, the welcome around the kitchen table with cake and coffee, the family style dinner with hosts and guests, and a large room with very comfortable bed.

I made a point of scheduling a short day from Glaisdale so I could ride the steam train to Goathland from Grosmont. Well worth the time spent if you love trains as I do.

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