Mike, yes this was after the 2nd 5 day attempt which only got me to Lordstones! I decided to recce each section, which were as follows: alone using small car (towed) and camper for NYM section.
With support from a CL near Richmond, being dropped at IngX, met at Richmond with some lunch and picked up at finish at Surrender Bridge.
Again with support (cost me a weekend for 2 in Blackpool to secure this one lol!) - dropped early doors at Surrender Bridge, met at Kirkby Stephen with some lunch and a layby just outside Orton (where she was pestered by a guy in a car assuming she was looking for 'business'...) and collected at Shap - not a happy bunny...
Then alone with car and van for the last 2 days through the lakes as detailed here:
http://fivedayc2c.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/final-recce-weekend.html

Thing is, when it came to the next attempt, I was pretty done-for at Shap and only made it to Grisedale tarn anyway...
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