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#77264 - 25/11/12 08:59 PM E-W C2C - 2013
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Registered: 29/10/11
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Planning to do an E-W C2C for my third run over this great route; probably in August next year after an Offas Dyke Walk. Apart from doing the route in reverse I was hoping to add some more variety by using non standard day splits, for example, possibly trying to finish day 3 somewhere on the flat bit then going past Richmond on day 4. That sort of thing if you see what I mean. Maybe some variations coming back through the lake district too... B&B/hostel for me these days (the old bones get too stiff camping)
Thinking about taking 11 days or so (did a 10 day last time and felt slightly rushed)
Any thoughts welcome
Regards

Johnny

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#77267 - 27/11/12 07:46 PM Re: E-W C2C - 2013 [Re: john57r]
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I would think you have plenty of options for what you intend as you are going B&B/hostel etc. Would be more awkward in the flat bit for wild camping although there are camp sites.
The Steadman guide would be a good help with this as ut lists all facilities along the route.
Dave.

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#77270 - 01/12/12 05:02 PM Re: E-W C2C - 2013 [Re: Slogger]
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White Swan Danby Wiske do B&B and a jolly good pint at lunchtime to. Folks we were catching up to on our 2011 crossing stayed there for certain.
THey also allow camping, or so I am led to believe, but as you say....old bones.
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#77272 - 01/12/12 10:57 PM Re: E-W C2C - 2013 [Re: john57r]
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We did the walk last year W to E and stayed at Lovesome Hill Farm at Oaktree Hill which would be about 16 miles before Richmond going E to W. As well as B&B there's also a bunkhouse and they do evening meals as I don't think there's anywhere else to eat as it's not in a village as such. It's listed on the accomodation section on here, and we enjoyed our stay there so can recommend it.

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#77274 - 02/12/12 12:16 PM Re: E-W C2C - 2013 [Re: suffolk stroller]
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We camped at Lovesome Hill farm a few years ago, there was a small garden area with room for half a dozen tents, I assume that is still an option.

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#77284 - 03/12/12 08:39 PM Re: E-W C2C - 2013 [Re: Les + Heidi]
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Thanks guys,
Good thought..wonder if I can get to Oaktree Hill in 2 days..fair old step...but if I cut off the cliff loop leaving RHB...and the last 7 miles after Ingleby are pretty flat...

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#77285 - 03/12/12 08:41 PM Re: E-W C2C - 2013 [Re: john57r]
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Early start from the Lion Inn and a couple of warm days may help..

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#77342 - 19/12/12 08:44 AM Re: E-W C2C - 2013 [Re: john57r]
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Steady walking inc the path to Hawkser, and over the tops of Cleveland hills, with a 0430 start from, RHB got me to Ing X for 2000hrs. All just depends om how many hours you are prepared to walk each day.
Dave.

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#77395 - 05/02/13 03:46 PM Re: E-W C2C - 2013 [Re: john57r]
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I don't understand Dave's 2nd post as you quite clearly want to give camping a miss... and his 2nd post, although I'm sure he didn't intend it to, comes across as rather arrogant!
4 am starts aren't going to be necessary on an 11 day crossing surely..? If ever I use a B&B, I want to be there at the big event - full English!
To put it into perspective, in Wainwright miles, it's around 25m to the Lion Inn; InglebyX comes at around 45m and Lovesome Hill maybe 52m. So to get 2*25m in is not too much of a stretch. However as you're not going for a 7 day crossing, why not consider a 1st steady day to B&B at Hill Top Fm, Littlebeck maybe..? You could start more leisurely and break yourself in, which would be more in keeping with your 11 day plan..?
Dave, for a fast crossing, shaved a good bit off by using the old railway track path from RHB and road to Littlebeck thus missing out Graystone, Sneaton Moor and the woods at Falling Foss, but is there much point in deviating from Alf's chosen route when aiming for 11 days?
cheers
lwm
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#77396 - 05/02/13 07:33 PM Re: E-W C2C - 2013 [Re: john57r]
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You would need a 4am start if you were to make Lovesome Hill at the end of day 2.

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