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#53737 - 10/02/10 10:44 PM scary bits
tworivers Offline
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Registered: 10/02/10
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I am walking the Coast to Coast in September. I am not very good on high edges/drops. Is there anything on the walk I should be wary off ?
Many thanks

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#53739 - 11/02/10 07:36 AM Re: scary bits [Re: tworivers]
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Registered: 01/12/04
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Loc: Renens, Vaud, Switzerland
As a vertigo sufferer I would say that I had problems on the cliffs out of St. Bees, Robin Hoods chair and Kidsty Pike. The rest of the walk is fairly normal but strenuous, and if you are walking from West to East just don't look back to admire the view on some of the climbs. You could avoid the cliffs at St. Bees by walking directly to Ennerdale Bridge. Robin Hoods Chair can be avoided by using the north shore path. As for Kidsty Pike you just grit your teeth and go carefully. Once you are out of the Lake District the show is over.Its just a walk up and down wet football pitches.

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#53743 - 11/02/10 01:48 PM Re: scary bits [Re: Oldun]
Janice & Rottie Offline
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Registered: 30/06/05
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Loc: Coniston, Cumbria, UK
I agree with Oldun. Also if you stick to walking the valleys through the Lakes and not the high route alternatives, you should be fine.
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#53749 - 11/02/10 06:58 PM Re: scary bits [Re: Janice & Rottie]
tworivers Offline
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Thank you very much, that doesn't sound so bad. I will certainly stick to the valleys. I will bring my football boots for those pitches !!

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#53751 - 11/02/10 07:27 PM Re: scary bits [Re: tworivers]
Mark57 Offline
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Registered: 30/01/10
Posts: 13
The A19 can be quite scary to cross.
Mark

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#53761 - 12/02/10 09:38 AM Re: scary bits [Re: Mark57]
*tim* Offline
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Registered: 18/05/09
Posts: 130
Loc: Suffolk
I agree with Mark, the roads are the scariest bits.

Without knowing what you find scary makes its impossible for anyone to make a decision on your behalf. From a personal point of view I wouldn't say anywhere on the C2C is scary as the exposure is so minimal.

I also don't think you can compare the same section of path, with the same person on two different days.

Just do the 'high' routes and be done with it

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#53766 - 12/02/10 11:06 AM Re: scary bits [Re: *tim*]
Lee J Offline
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Registered: 12/11/09
Posts: 94
Hey, you'll be fine. scared of heights? Dont worry, once you've crossed this...

[img]http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd38/ljeffery_album/th_bridge.jpg[/img]

...it's easy going.

LOL

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#53767 - 12/02/10 11:07 AM Re: scary bits [Re: Lee J]
Lee J Offline
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copy and paste that into a new webbrowser - the image thing on this site is rubbish

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#53768 - 12/02/10 11:08 AM Re: scary bits [Re: Lee J]
Lee J Offline
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Registered: 12/11/09
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if fact forget the, it's displayed it too small.

what a crap job

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#53793 - 12/02/10 10:35 PM Re: scary bits [Re: Lee J]
tworivers Offline
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Registered: 10/02/10
Posts: 46
Aww what a shame I can't see that pic !! Where was it ?
So, the A19 is scary to cross, what no footbridge ?! Mind you, crossing the north Devon link road on the Two Moors Way last year was no easy matter...

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