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#46917 - 18/05/09 09:49 AM C2C starting June
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Hello all

Found your forum a couple of days ago when searching for information on a coast to coast walk, and have been busy reading it since. Lots of useful information to take in, so thank you.

Anyway, I plan to walk coast to coast the first two weeks of June, either starting the 1st or the 2nd depending upon travel plans. Camping along the way, wild camp, campsite, wild camp, campsite etc etc.

Still quite a bit to do, mainly buy some maps and start to plan an exact route. I plan to stick roughly to the 'official' route, but ultimately the goal is to get from west to east and for it to be enjoyable along the way.

Just saying hi really - might even see some of you along the way

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#46919 - 18/05/09 10:02 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Good luck, I am sure you will have a great time. At the end I am sure you will start thinking what next! For something different then try the Pennine Way, for something broadly similar then try the West Highland Way. Let us know what you liked and I am sure that others will give you good guidance. Anyway, whatever the weather, have fun.
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#46920 - 18/05/09 10:13 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: Harland]
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Hi Harland

I did the WHW a couple of years back during one cold Easter - only took a 2 season bag and had one or two rather cold nights, hah.

I actually thought about the Pennine Way this time, but decided since I only have 12, possibly 11, days it would be a bit too much of a challenge, plus I like the thought of travelling coast to coast.

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#46922 - 18/05/09 11:50 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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I planed to do the C2C in july but after pricing the B+B on a 15 day trip it worked out to be very expensive.
Thinking about doing it by way of camping should work out cheaper.
The only problem is I will be taking my Dog so will have to carry more kit.
Best of luck.

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#46923 - 18/05/09 11:58 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: andy crawford]
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Andy thats exactly why I'm camping, well that and it allows more flexibility as to how far to walk each day.

I'll post up details of where I stayed on my return - and also where you buy dog food from smile

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#46925 - 18/05/09 12:01 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Great thanks
What tent are you going to use got my kit down to about 30lbs

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#46926 - 18/05/09 12:09 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: andy crawford]
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Ummm, can't remember who its made by.... but it a little 1/2 man tent which has survived some pretty nasty weather before so should be up for the job - heres hoping... I seem to think it cam from Balcks

When I did the WHW my pack was a little under 10 kgs without water or food, so maybe 13 kgs all in. Having said that my kit has got better over the past few years so it might be reduced further. Have to give it a weight up soon.

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#46928 - 18/05/09 12:14 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Just reading some other posts - busy day here at work - and it reminded me that my tent is made by Stormshield - Blacks own make I believe

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#46929 - 18/05/09 12:19 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Thanks again, i will have trim my gear down.
if you get the chance call inm at the Royal Oak in Rosthwaite the food is fantastic and always a warm welcome.

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#46956 - 18/05/09 11:39 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: andy crawford]
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May see you as I am walking around this time.

I have just purchased the vango tempress 2 man tent 2.5 kg for 89.00 from Go Outdoors. it has a fantastic review from forums is three season and recomended as a tent for doing the duke of Edinbough award. alloy poles and aparently bullet proof in stong winds, although I will update this forum on how it performed.

Best of luck

Mark

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#46957 - 19/05/09 12:37 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Hi Tim!
and to everyone else who is starting W-E end May early June.

The two of us are leaving RHB on Thurs 28th May travelling from East to West over 15 days. ( After doing W-E 4yrs ago I said I would love one day to do it E-W )

I've got no idea what percentage of people do it this way, but we're likely to be few.

So, if you encounter a smiling (hopefully) couple coming towards you, be sure to say hello!!

And mention that you saw this on the message board!!!

Richard & Lisa

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#46975 - 19/05/09 12:44 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: m/ark]
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Hi Mark. All the best for your walk also. I'll keep my eyes peeled for a little Vango tent perched up on hill somewhere. I suppose it depends upon our respective walking speeds and starting dates as to whether I'll see you.

Have a great time either way!

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#46976 - 19/05/09 12:51 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Richard & Lisa. All the best for you walk also, I'm sure we'll pass at some point along the way. If its raining don't expect me to be too cheery smile

I've got no idea how many people do the walk in either direction - not sure whether I'll be mainly walking alone or with others ahead and behind...


What maps are people taking with them? I was thinking of 1:50000 of the lakes, and then a set of strip maps - either Harvey or Footprint?

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#47022 - 19/05/09 11:45 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Originally Posted By: *tim*
What maps are people taking with them? I was thinking of 1:50000 of the lakes, and then a set of strip maps - either Harvey or Footprint?


I'm wondering about that too, and was thinking of just the strip maps. Any thoughts?

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#47036 - 20/05/09 11:03 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: white_nancy]
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I found last night that you can DL the OS strip maps. So I'm going to print them out and see what they look like - might save buying any maps altogether..!

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#47038 - 20/05/09 11:11 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Originally Posted By: *tim*
I found last night that you can DL the OS strip maps. So I'm going to print them out and see what they look like - might save buying any maps altogether..!


Do you mean the Leisure maps 33 & 34? Where from?

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#47039 - 20/05/09 11:16 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: white_nancy]
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Yes I do Nancy!

walkingplaces website, under coast to coast section. They download as four pdf files. I'm gonna print them off on the works plotter to scale

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#47041 - 20/05/09 11:29 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Fantastic! Good find Tim, i love reading OS maps even if i've got no intention of going there, especially with all the extra info these have got.
I wonder why OS stopped producing them...?

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#47060 - 20/05/09 11:44 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Hi I doing c2c middle of june could you please tell me what wild camping is as Im doing it with my grandaughter

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#47068 - 21/05/09 09:54 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: onlyme]
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Morning onlyme, looks like I'll be a couple of weeks ahead of you.

Wild camping, i.e. camping not on a campsite. Pitch late, leave early

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#47208 - 25/05/09 10:19 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Thanks for infor we will have to try that but have just tried putting are 5 min tent up which took 30 mins but we were quicker taking it down

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#47215 - 26/05/09 10:26 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: onlyme]
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Practice makes perfect - after 2 weeks I'm sure you'll be fine...

Don't know how anyone else feels about this, but I never fold / roll the tent up after use. I just screw it up either in a stuff sack or loose in the bottom of my rucksack. Saves faffing about, and prevents the tent being folded in the same place time after time which could damage the fabric.

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#47255 - 27/05/09 09:23 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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change of plans leaving tomorrow as weather looks good maybe see you along the way easily will be reconized grandmother pulling grandaughter up hill lol

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#47257 - 27/05/09 10:47 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: onlyme]
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Originally Posted By: onlyme
change of plans leaving tomorrow as weather looks good maybe see you along the way easily will be reconized grandmother pulling grandaughter up hill lol


Good luck! Don't forget to let us know how it went smile

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#47342 - 31/05/09 01:35 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: rainbow]
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Woo, travelling to St Bees tomorrow to start on Tuesday.

Bag packed. Route planned (for a couple of days). Weather looks good, should be able to make it through the Lakes without rain...

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#47440 - 03/06/09 06:50 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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What's it like to camp? are there camp sites? can one book a caravan or something? I guess we left it too late to book b & b's... Any suggestions gratefully received! First time hiking in UK - more used to Himalayas where there are horses & porters to carry baggage & help generally!
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#47446 - 04/06/09 06:23 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: rainbow]
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Are you both camping? carrying your tents? how old is granddaughter?
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#47606 - 10/06/09 09:52 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: Pankaja Brooke]
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hi sorry slow answering grandaughter is 12 yes we both camped we did a few nights wild camping and a few nights on sites which were very busy we just wanted to sleep but some kids wanted to play cricket right by are tent apart from that it was great

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#47611 - 11/06/09 01:45 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: onlyme]
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hi sorry slow answering grandaughter is 12 yes we both camped we did a few nights wild camping and a few nights on sites which were very busy we just wanted to sleep but some kids wanted to play cricket right by are tent apart from that it was great
hi onlyme,3 of us setting off 23rd june,we alsointend to mix wild camping with a few sites.Could you please tell us where you camped and which were your favorites? cheers.

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#47643 - 13/06/09 11:28 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: forkhandles]
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we to will be starting on the 23rd june hopefully going up 22nd night to get an early start, we're easy to spot 3 overweight hairy blokes with to much ambition we're planning to meander the route in about 14days

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#47650 - 14/06/09 11:00 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: HairyHikers]
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HairyHikers,we'll probably be seeing you in the watering holes along the way.Look out for 3 'yorkshiremen' who look lost!

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#47686 - 15/06/09 01:12 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: forkhandles]
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Phew, got back late last night.

Arrived in Robin Hood's Bay a little before midday on Saturday - what a good feeling that was.

Very enjoyable, yes there was difficult (trying) moments but mostly it was happy walking. Good times.

Will type up my day log over the coming the few weeks and will post it up on the internet - maybe the walkingplaces website, else blogger or somewhere.

I'll answer specific questions if anyone has any for the time being

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#47687 - 15/06/09 01:14 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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congratulations big man.

would you have found an umbrella useful tim?

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#47690 - 15/06/09 01:31 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: ruth020989]
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No Ruth, but then I'm not a girl wink

I actually had very good weather, rain on maybe 2 / 3 days. However, when it was raining it was also very windy so walking with a umbrella would not been practical. If you have the space (and baggage company to carry it) it could be useful for trips to the pubs in the evenings, but personally I'd just put on the waterproof jacket and pop the hood up.

Having said that, if you read hiking light website, especially those from the States, they quite often use umbrellas.

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#47692 - 15/06/09 01:54 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Hi tim,
3 of us starting 22nd june (1st timers) and hoping to camp all the way and have one night of 'wild camping' somewhere in the lakes.Could you tell us where you stayed and the cost of the campsites please? It would be a big help for us.

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#47713 - 15/06/09 05:39 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: forkhandles]
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Please see my list of campsite below. Prices were what I paid for a lone backpacker.

St. Bees Seacote Park - 10
Ennerdale water camped along bank free
Rostewaite - Gillercombe Farm C&C site - 6
Grasmere / Patterdale wild camped between places free
Shap Bulls Head Inn (back garden) - 5
Kirkby Stephen Pennine View - 6.50
Keld Lodge Farm campsite - 4
Reeth Orchard camping site - 5
Carrick Bridge some farm unsure of name - 3
Osmotherly Cote Ghyll - 7.50
Blakey The Lion Inn - 2.50
Hawsker York House 12.50
Robin Hoods Bay Middlewood Farm - 7


Favourite two
1 - Keld. Beautiful location if you can get along the river bank
2 - The Lion Inn. Camp in a field with sheep and bunnies next to the pub. Lovely.

Worst two
1 - York House. Expensive. Horrible 'Holiday' camp type place
2 - Seacote Park. See above.

YMMV

If I was doing it again I would stop short on the last day either at the Rigg Farm (about 1 mile prior to York House), or stop in Littlebeck, maybe 6 miles short.

Wild camping, I would suggest somewhere like Grisdale Tarn or even Red Tarn. Thinking about it I'm not sure if there is a campsite in Ennerdale, so you might want to wild camp there. The site in Patterdale is supposedly very good

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#47727 - 15/06/09 06:56 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Originally Posted By: *tim*
Please see my list of campsite below. Prices were what I paid for a lone backpacker.

St. Bees Seacote Park - 10
Ennerdale water camped along bank free
Rostewaite - Gillercombe Farm C&C site - 6
Grasmere / Patterdale wild camped between places free
Shap Bulls Head Inn (back garden) - 5
Kirkby Stephen Pennine View - 6.50
Keld Lodge Farm campsite - 4
Reeth Orchard camping site - 5
Carrick Bridge some farm unsure of name - 3
Osmotherly Cote Ghyll - 7.50
Blakey The Lion Inn - 2.50
Hawsker York House 12.50
Robin Hoods Bay Middlewood Farm - 7


Favourite two
1 - Keld. Beautiful location if you can get along the river bank
2 - The Lion Inn. Camp in a field with sheep and bunnies next to the pub. Lovely.

Worst two
1 - York House. Expensive. Horrible 'Holiday' camp type place
2 - Seacote Park. See above.

YMMV

If I was doing it again I would stop short on the last day either at the Rigg Farm (about 1 mile prior to York House), or stop in Littlebeck, maybe 6 miles short.

Wild camping, I would suggest somewhere like Grisdale Tarn or even Red Tarn. Thinking about it I'm not sure if there is a campsite in Ennerdale, so you might want to wild camp there. The site in Patterdale is supposedly very good


Tim....congratulations.

Two of us doing pretty much the same route in September, did you have to book the campsites or did you just turn up.

Do you have contact numbers for the places you stayed at?

Thanks

TLW

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#47750 - 16/06/09 07:06 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: The Lost Walker]
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congratulations

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#47766 - 16/06/09 05:38 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: ruth020989]
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TLW I didn't book any of the places. In fact I made most of camping destination decisions the day before, obviously places with limited campsites was an easy choice. No contact numbers either, I just walked to the campsite location as shown on OS maps.

Start of June is outside of peak season and I only met 3 other C2C campers along the route. The only site that was full was the one in Robin Hood Bay, however it was a Saturday night and probably the first really nice weekend of the year.

The pub in Shap only has space for 4 maybe 5 tents, but I doubt they take bookings. Carrick Bridge farm campsite has a very small camping area, but after all it is a farm so I'm sure they would find space for you if busy.

Ruth / Ian. Thanks!

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#47774 - 16/06/09 08:34 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Originally Posted By: *tim*
Please see my list of campsite below. Prices were what I paid for a lone backpacker.

St. Bees Seacote Park - 10
Ennerdale water camped along bank free
Rostewaite - Gillercombe Farm C&C site - 6
Grasmere / Patterdale wild camped between places free
Shap Bulls Head Inn (back garden) - 5
Kirkby Stephen Pennine View - 6.50
Keld Lodge Farm campsite - 4
Reeth Orchard camping site - 5
Carrick Bridge some farm unsure of name - 3
Osmotherly Cote Ghyll - 7.50
Blakey The Lion Inn - 2.50
Hawsker York House 12.50
Robin Hoods Bay Middlewood Farm - 7


Favourite two
1 - Keld. Beautiful location if you can get along the river bank
2 - The Lion Inn. Camp in a field with sheep and bunnies next to the pub. Lovely.

Worst two
1 - York House. Expensive. Horrible 'Holiday' camp type place
2 - Seacote Park. See above.

YMMV

If I was doing it again I would stop short on the last day either at the Rigg Farm (about 1 mile prior to York House), or stop in Littlebeck, maybe 6 miles short.

Wild camping, I would suggest somewhere like Grisdale Tarn or even Red Tarn. Thinking about it I'm not sure if there is a campsite in Ennerdale, so you might want to wild camp there. The site in Patterdale is supposedly very good

thanks tim, some great info. our plans are pretty much the same apart from Patterdale-Side Farm and Littlebeck-Intake Farm.We're also hoping to get to Low Gillerthwaite on the first day with an early start so if anyones camped there recently,any info would be appreciated.
Once again cheers,it helps when planning the finances.

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#47779 - 17/06/09 12:04 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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Originally Posted By: *tim*
TLW I didn't book any of the places. In fact I made most of camping destination decisions the day before, obviously places with limited campsites was an easy choice. No contact numbers either, I just walked to the campsite location as shown on OS maps.

Start of June is outside of peak season and I only met 3 other C2C campers along the route. The only site that was full was the one in Robin Hood Bay, however it was a Saturday night and probably the first really nice weekend of the year.

The pub in Shap only has space for 4 maybe 5 tents, but I doubt they take bookings. Carrick Bridge farm campsite has a very small camping area, but after all it is a farm so I'm sure they would find space for you if busy.

Ruth / Ian. Thanks!


Thanks for the info, this has helped us a lot with our planning. Doing the walk in the last two weeks of Sept, so hopefully the campsites shouldn't be to busy.

TLW

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#47785 - 17/06/09 08:39 AM Re: C2C starting June [Re: The Lost Walker]
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Originally Posted By: forkhandles
thanks tim, some great info. our plans are pretty much the same apart from Patterdale-Side Farm and Littlebeck-Intake Farm.We're also hoping to get to Low Gillerthwaite on the first day with an early start so if anyones camped there recently,any info would be appreciated.
Once again cheers,it helps when planning the finances.


The Patterdale site is supposedly very nice. The one is Littlebeck is 7 a night I believe, I spoke to a chap who stayed there the same night I was in the prison [sorry holiday] camp at York House.

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#47798 - 17/06/09 10:37 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: forkhandles]
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hi to be truthful car'nt to remember the wild camping as it was very short notice to are selfs see one get in it most where by rivers we stayed at seatoller theres a good one there toilets showers and if you get off early you don't pay or its 3 50ppin shap theres the bulls head which says its the only camp site in shap 5pp no showers and toilets locked at 12 drunks in the garden till late a bit further down the road near the start of the next walk is a farmers field toilets hot water 3 50pp pub across the road better memory gone blank from here with the pain good luck to every one setting off very enjoyable walk

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#47799 - 17/06/09 10:59 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: onlyme]
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Is this farmers field opposite Greyhound at S end of Shap? - would well suit me if it is. I can understand the pain does permanent damage though! I think 5 at Black Bull a bit steep with only shed for toilet arrangements...
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#47800 - 17/06/09 11:02 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: lightweightmick]
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the toilets are in the pub thats why its closed at 12 Not sure of the name of the pub but its the last one in the village nearest the motorway turning only about a mile from the pub

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#47801 - 17/06/09 11:03 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: onlyme]
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a mile from the bulls head pub i mean

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#47845 - 19/06/09 02:02 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: forkhandles]
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haha well that sounds like a typical yorkshireman waiting for a derbyshirian to come to his aid haha, only kidding mate we might do depends on how long we take first week we have motorised support taking the bulk of weight second week we're on our tod and planning on wild camping as much as poss. and we're thinking at the moment of doing the rosthewaite to patterdale in one hit depending on how we feel at grasmere

if we don't see you have a good one mate and leave a trail of breadcrumbs for us to follow save me looking at the map

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#47903 - 21/06/09 09:00 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: HairyHikers]
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starting 10am monday 22nd and cant wait! not been this excited since we used to go 'ont club trip 30yr ago'

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#47989 - 28/06/09 09:29 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: *tim*]
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We did the ctoc in the summer of 2006 in july it was red hot we were B & B all the way across, Since then we have aquired a dog .Last year we did the WHW with the dog and we camped all the way. We have decided to do the c to c again , camping all the way starting Friday 10th July, there is something about it that once you done it you just want to do it again , I have had some great holidays but never enjoyed them as much as when i did the c to c. I can tell you i had a tear in my eye walking into robins hood bay . I dont think you can understand unless you have done it, we met some great people. Just one question tim we fancyed wild camping along ennerdale water but if i remember right isnt it very rough along the water with tree roots and such?? as advice welcome , thanks
ps got my pack down to 30 pounds plus water and dog biscuits , hehehehe

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#47991 - 28/06/09 10:48 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: Lozsing]
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I agree with you, Lozsing. The Coast to Coast does get better all the time, I don't why. I've done the Coast to Coast 4 and a half times now crazy, the 2007 walk was finished at Kirkby Stephen, due to a bad knee frown. That's reason for my last one in May this year and I completed it, camped everynight, carried all the gear, had sore feet and bad blister's (Aldi Boots madand wonderous joy smile on seeing Robin Hood's Bay. Was it worth it, yes it was!

I can't explain the feeling, but I think it's the best walk (2009)I've done and would love to do the Coast to Coast again next year on a East to West Crossing whistle.

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#47994 - 28/06/09 11:57 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: onlyme]
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Registered: 18/11/04
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Loc: North Derbyshire UK
Cheers onlyme... just read your reply.
Sadly I didn't get past Lordstones this time... but I'll be back!
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#48005 - 29/06/09 12:23 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: Lozsing]
*tim* Offline
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Registered: 18/05/09
Posts: 130
Loc: Suffolk
Originally Posted By: Lozsing
Just one question tim we fancyed wild camping along ennerdale water but if i remember right isnt it very rough along the water with tree roots and such?? as advice welcome , thanks


Hi Lozsing. Yes, it wasn't the best ground I've ever camped on, roots, tuffs of grass and marshy soft spots but it wasn't the worst either. There was only me and my tent has a small footprint so I was able to find somewhere free of the above. I camped about 15 minutes past Robin Hood's Chair in the wooded section.

Depending on your tent size you could pitch on the stony banks which are flatter. Failing that I imagine you would be fine at the far end so long as you pitch late and leave early. HTH

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#48006 - 29/06/09 12:31 PM Re: C2C starting June [Re: lightweightmick]
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Registered: 18/05/09
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Loc: Suffolk
Originally Posted By: lightweightmick
Sadly I didn't get past Lordstones this time... but I'll be back!


Mick, I've just been catching up on your five day attempt on the other thread. Best of luck for next time!!

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