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#63774 - 13/01/12 11:56 AM Coast to coast march/April
Whitmore Offline
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Registered: 29/11/11
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Hello all
Just a quick message I am doing the coast to coast in the last week of march to first week of April. Just wondering if anybody is doing the walk then as well?

#63868 - 24/01/12 04:03 PM Re: Coast to coast march/April [Re: Whitmore]
Alan F Offline
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Registered: 09/02/10
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Loc: Reading
I did a C2C in the first 7 days of April 2009,and was blessed with 4 100% blue sky sunny days. However,the first three nights I was camping in sub-zero temperatures,with the tent covered in ice. Bear in mind that Spring arrives a little later in the mid-Pennines,and you still need to be equipped for winter conditions. I got hit by a couple of sleet/hail storms,and two nights of heavy wind and rain.
As it was the week before Easter, there were plenty of day walkers out to meet and greet on most days,but when I got to Robins Hoods Bay finish,the C2C gift shop owner said I was one of the first to have walked right across of the year so far.

#63869 - 24/01/12 05:26 PM Re: Coast to coast march/April [Re: Alan F]
Slogger Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Yeah, a little too early for me, I did it over a prolonged Easter weekend last year and had good weather albeit a bit too hot for the first three days.

#63878 - 26/01/12 12:00 AM Re: Coast to coast march/April [Re: Slogger]
flatlands Offline
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Maybe a little early in the year for me, but March/April can be fine. I remember some years ago, camping in the Rosedale area in March 1988, that the day started fine from Castleton and once I reached Rosedale Head and into Rosedale it'self, there was a snow blizzard which caught me out by surprise. By the time, I reached Medd's Farm near Thorgill for the night's camp, it was 4" deep in snow.

I'm settling for May time for the C2C, about the best month imho, but good luck anyway.

#63898 - 27/01/12 04:27 PM Re: Coast to coast march/April [Re: flatlands]
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Registered: 30/07/09
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That was the year that the Farndale daffodils were almost covered by snow .... quite surreal

#63908 - 29/01/12 02:31 PM Re: Coast to coast march/April [Re: slowcoach]
Reluctanttrucker Offline
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Registered: 26/09/09
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Mid June for me next time again. Even then, you can get a little frosting. Keld had -4 when we woke up at 4am because we were in summer bags. Still, it builds character. And the brass monkeys didn't mind too much.
Next one.
June 5th 2016.
The Fifth anniversary of C2C1
Yup Mad as hatters.

#63911 - 29/01/12 07:12 PM Re: Coast to coast march/April [Re: Reluctanttrucker]
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Loc: Yorkshire
I know a traditional Yorkshire Dales farmer. You can always tell when the temperature has fallen below zero ..... he buttons up his shirt collar. (This is actually quite true)

#63923 - 30/01/12 05:34 PM Re: Coast to coast march/April [Re: slowcoach]
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This makes me think of the 92 year old gentleman who lives down the road from us and is out in his garden in all weathers. He might roll the sleeves of his shirt down if it's cold.

I remember someone I worked with about 30 years ago had their driving test cancelled in June because of snow - and that was in Suffolk!

#63927 - 30/01/12 08:00 PM Re: Coast to coast march/April [Re: suffolk stroller]
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June 5th 1976. I was best man that day and had to clear snow from the churchyard before the bride arrived. This was the day before the long hot summer arrived

#63933 - 01/02/12 09:59 AM Re: Coast to coast march/April [Re: slowcoach]
JonathanAD Offline
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Registered: 16/01/12
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hi Whitmore, I am condsidering that time too. Not put off by a little cold, as I prefer it quieter than busy.
However I am planning East to West in 9 days...camping.
let me know if you want to joinup?


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