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#41110 - 20/12/04 03:54 AM Wasdale?
Arial Offline
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Registered: 16/11/04
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Dreaming as I do in my sweetest dreams of night descending upon the Inn at Wasdale Head, I am thinking of doing a walk that includes that lovely place over the summer of 2006.

Are there anly LDW's that walk that way?
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#41111 - 20/12/04 11:54 AM Re: Wasdale?
Tom de Sherwood Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 264
Loc: Nottingham, England
Arial, with it being such a long time away, why not devise your own walk. That would be interesting! Wasdale is a great place and the Youth Hostel one of the nicest I've stopped at. I can see you now " Wednesday in Wasdale YHA and Thursday at Black Sail YHA [ curry night ] YEAH!!!!

Happy Christmas

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#41112 - 20/12/04 07:42 PM Re: Wasdale?
lightweightmick Offline
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Registered: 18/11/04
Posts: 1697
Loc: North Derbyshire UK
R,
you might like to take a look at this - good Christmas read? - ideas for a route? - about Coleridge's Scafell Letter:-
http://home.freeuk.net/ronaldturnbull/colwalk/colwalk.html

Good wishes, LDW
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#41113 - 02/01/05 10:49 PM Re: Wasdale?
latic Offline
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Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 37
Loc: Saddleworth,England
Hears one to consider - John Gillhams Lakeland to Lindisfarne - an alternative to the coast to coast calling at following places:
Ravenglass
Nether Wasdale
Wasdale Head
Langdale (passing the classic hostelry - Old Dungeon Gill)
Ambleside
Kentmere
Bampton Grange
Cross Fell
Garrigill
Hexham
Simonside Hills
Rothbury
Alnwick
Craster
North along coast to Lindisfarne
Not a route I have walked yet but I intend to in near future

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#41114 - 03/01/05 01:50 PM Re: Wasdale?
tonyk Offline
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Registered: 16/02/04
Posts: 1033
Loc: UK
This one visits Wasdale!

http://www.bobgrahamround.co.uk/

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#41115 - 07/01/05 04:59 PM Re: Wasdale?
Tom de Sherwood Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 264
Loc: Nottingham, England
I came across this map of the walk S T Coleridge took in 1842, in an old copy of "The Great Outdoors" walking magazine. Not by the the person LWM mentioned, but by one Alan Hankinson,[ Coleridge walks the fells, Ellenbank Press]
Thought it looked very interesting indeed.
[img]http://homepage.ntlworld.com/tomals/poetwalk.jpg[/img]

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#41116 - 07/01/05 09:02 PM Re: Wasdale?
LouisaL Offline
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Registered: 18/11/04
Posts: 18
it looks fantastic! was there any other info, like how long he took to walk it?

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#41117 - 08/01/05 10:34 AM Re: Wasdale?
Tom de Sherwood Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 264
Loc: Nottingham, England
Quotation from the artical by Alan Hankinson :-
"On Sunday afternoon in August 1802 he threw a few things into a knapsack, stripped the kitcken broom of its bristles and took the stalf as a walking stick and set off from his home, Greta Hall in Keswick, on a nine day walk around the Lake District. He covered well over a hundred miles and went up and down more than 10,000 vertical feet. He loved coining new words and called it his 'Circumcursion', his big walk round"

[This message has been edited by Tom de Sherwood (edited 08 January 2005).]

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#41118 - 08/01/05 10:16 PM Re: Wasdale?
Arial Offline
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Registered: 16/11/04
Posts: 335
Tom,

That looks like the walk for me. I think I might just cut off the detail to St. Bee's, as that was my least favorite day on C2C. Otherwise, it looks fabulous and a great way to keep fit - 9 days in the Lakes!

Is there anyway to get a copy of the article?
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#41119 - 09/01/05 10:45 AM Re: Wasdale?
Tom de Sherwood Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 264
Loc: Nottingham, England
Hi Arial. I suggest you read the link in Lightweightmick's posting, as it is much better than the one in the January 1992 copy of Great Outdoors Mag.,. The best bit about the walk in it was the map...........and you've got that now.
Enjoy planing and doing the walk and don't forget to tell us all about it.

You may be interested in this link http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1873551002/wwwlink-software-21/202-4565203-3292646
Where they have Alan Hankinson's book for sale.

[This message has been edited by Tom de Sherwood (edited 09 January 2005).]

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