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#47519 - 07/06/09 01:41 PM Where to stop for an extra day ???
jayne Offline
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Registered: 07/06/09
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Hoping to do the C2C walk summer 2010. Want to start with some planning.
As we are traveling from USA, would like to enjoy the route a little more and spend extra days in a few locations.
Any thoughts from you seasoned travelers that have completed the C2C, where would be the best place to spend an extra day ?
Looking forward to hearing from you, and good luck to all those that are heading out this year.

Florida, USA.

#47521 - 07/06/09 02:24 PM Re: Where to stop for an extra day ??? [Re: jayne]
forkhandles Offline
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Registered: 08/01/09
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3 of us starting on 22nd june. having a rest day at catterick to go to the races.

#47525 - 07/06/09 03:38 PM Re: Where to stop for an extra day ??? [Re: forkhandles]
Fellwanderer Offline
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Registered: 13/09/05
Posts: 137
Loc: Durham
Either Grasmere or Richmond. If Richmond, come to Durham for the day. Simply wonderful - though some might think me biased.

#47528 - 07/06/09 04:26 PM Re: Where to stop for an extra day ??? [Re: Fellwanderer]
bogstomper Offline
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Registered: 26/12/08
Posts: 34
Hi Jayne,
Believe it or not, the best place to stop for an extra day is Robin Hood's Bay. Reasons being:
a) You can savour your accomplishment at completing the walk.
b) RHB is a magnificient little village and was used as a
Smugglers cove.
c) It's worth catching a bus up to Whitby, which is only a
few miles up the road. Here, you can explore the Abbey and
savour the best fish & chips in the UK.

#47531 - 07/06/09 07:08 PM Re: Where to stop for an extra day ??? [Re: bogstomper]
Arial Offline
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Registered: 16/11/04
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As I am walking with a septuagenarian with no prior LDWs behind her, we are taking rest days in both Grasmere and Richmond. In addition, we have a detour to Wasdale Head (with a night at the Inn) followed by a night at Black Sail Hut (an absurdly short walk) so we can walk Haystacks and pay homage to Wainwright's resting place. You could take a rest day in Kirkby Stephen as well, if only to spend hours doing laundry.

As bogstomper said, you may want to give yourself a few extra days at the end. Whitby is certainly worth seeing as are Scarborough and Filey.

#47533 - 07/06/09 08:42 PM Re: Where to stop for an extra day ??? [Re: Arial]
Karena Offline
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Registered: 21/05/09
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I'd second Robin Hood's bay for the same reasons.

I find Grasmere too twee and Richmond too busy (after the quiet, it's not too busy normally). But if you like twee or busy then they might be the place.

Reeth was nice too.

#47543 - 08/06/09 08:38 AM Re: Where to stop for an extra day ??? [Re: jayne]
Stottie Offline
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Registered: 21/02/07
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Loc: Derbyshire, England
Grasmere if going west to east, because there are so many side trips in the Lake District, and the chance to recover if the first three days have proved tougher than you like.
It is twee and busy, but a bus ride or a short stroll soon takes you away from all that.

#47587 - 10/06/09 04:42 AM Re: Where to stop for an extra day ??? [Re: Stottie]
Happy Birthday Gregg Offline
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Registered: 18/01/05
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Loc: Cotati, CA, USA
Going west to east, Grasmere is a little early to take a break, but its a short day so you will have several hours to take a look.

My favorite for a rest day would be Richmond, especially for an American, because of the castle and it has plenty of shops to restock, even a great used bookstore.

As mentioned above, Whitby is certainly worth spending a day, a nice tourist haunt with several fine restaurants and, of course, Whitby Abbey.

#47589 - 10/06/09 07:54 AM Re: Where to stop for an extra day ??? [Re: Gregg]
ruth020989 Offline
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Registered: 03/09/06
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#47594 - 10/06/09 02:02 PM Re: Where to stop for an extra day ??? [Re: ruth020989]
geofconnor Offline
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Registered: 01/08/05
Posts: 77
Loc: Katonah, NY, USA
What about Patterdale. A trip down Ullswater on the ferry and a walk back along the lakeside if you feel active. Also of going W-E the last chance to enjoy the Lakes, if going E-W a nice rest after the slog of Kidsty from the E.


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