Been offline for some time....thanks to all for the replies / advice.
The the dates are set and the route planned, arrive St Bees 16th Sept, start the walk on 17th, hope to arrive Robin Hoods Bay 28th. The route may be a bit obvious to seasoned c2c walkers but as this is our first we have decided to stick to a well trodden route (no pun intended)
17th St Bees to Ennerdale
18th Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite
19th Rosthwaite to Patterdale
20th Patterdale to Shap
21st Shap to Kirkby Stephen
22nd Kirkby Stephen to Keld
23rd Keld to Reeth
24th Reeth to Richmond
25th Richmond to Ingleby Cross
26th Ingleby Cross to Clay bank Top
27th Clay bank Top to Glaisdale/Grosmont
28th Glaisdale/Grosmont to Robin Hoods Bay
We have decided to camp at most places, a couple of youth hostels when and where we can, with a couple of B&B's at the back end of the route.
The training has started, did a 21 mile walk last week (in 8.5 hours, no stops). In the Lincolnshire Wolds, so not to many big hills. Fast pace, aching legs, sore feet but we now know what our fitness levels are at :-(
Is there anyone else on the forum planning to be on the route during those dates?