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Journeyman
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posted 13 April 2006 09:27     Click Here to See the Profile for Journeyman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello everyone,

I'm not sure whether this thread will work as I hope but here goes. It seems to me that many members/contributors to this forum are genuinely interested in when others are actually walking the route. I wonder if it would be useful for members to add a post to this thread giving an indication as to when they are on the walk.
A new thread could be started every year.
This may assist other walkers, who are either on the C2C or indeed on shorter walks crossing the C2C, in meeting up with (or I suppose some may say 'avoiding')their like minded 'colleagues' at some point.

I will start the ball rolling by saying I set out from St Bees Head on Monday 12 June 2006. I am walking with a former work colleague for the first 4 days (to Patterdale) and then solo for the next 12 days. I arrive in RHB on Tuesday 27 June.
I am raising money for Macmillan Cancer Relief (Nurses).

If this thread doesn't work then nothing lost. The same principle could be applied to other walks. What do others think?

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LoneWalker
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posted 13 April 2006 09:33     Click Here to See the Profile for LoneWalker   Click Here to Email LoneWalker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Journeyman, great idea, here's my contribution.

Start walking on Sunday 30th April from St. Bees, doing 12 stages and finishing in RHB on Thursday 11th May.
I am using the traditional 11 stopovers recommended by AW in the original version of his book.

I am walking alone (as the name suggests) and am easily recognisable; 6ft 4in, large beer gut and red pack, as well as red face normally

Cheers
LW

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Harland
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posted 13 April 2006 10:31     Click Here to See the Profile for Harland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Leaving St. Bees 17 May 2006 arriving RHB 31 May, having a day off in Richmond. Hopefully taking my time especially in the Lakes to enjoy the views as well as the walking/pubs, not necessarily in that order!

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Ash
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posted 13 April 2006 12:08     Click Here to See the Profile for Ash   Click Here to Email Ash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll be doing the walk starting from St.bees on 17th June finishing on the 30th. I'll be doing the walk with another middle aged man in mid-life crisis!!!!. As we are of a certain age and show the ravages of years of indulgence in the good things in life, we are doing the walk with help of Sherpa and staying in B & B's/youth Hostels.

It is the first LDP either of us have done so we are either very brave or foolhardy but the posts on this site inspire confidence.

We are hoping to raise money for Cancer Research and the Stroke Association from sponsors. This adds an extra incentive as and when things get difficult.

Really looking forward to the adventure.

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barney44
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posted 13 April 2006 12:35     Click Here to See the Profile for barney44   Click Here to Email barney44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great idea Journeyman!
I'm starting from St Bees Wednesday 21st June, ariving Robin Hood's Bay (hopefully) Tuesday 4th July, with a rest day in Richmond.
I'm staying in B and B's and pubs, and using a baggage carrier (Sherpa) for the first time. This is my 6th LDW.
Look out for a 61 year old Aussie puffing up the hills. Be kind to him!
Barney

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kevanliz
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posted 13 April 2006 12:51     Click Here to See the Profile for kevanliz   Click Here to Email kevanliz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Liz and I - that is the non royal 'we' start out from St.Bees on 17th June ending up at RHB all being well on 30th June with a rest day - or hopefully climbing day in between.

We are not as originally suggested on our journal page having a final stage from Grosmont back to St. Bees - thanks to LW for pointing out that slight error in our plans!!


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widgeon
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posted 13 April 2006 18:11     Click Here to See the Profile for widgeon   Click Here to Email widgeon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Daughter Gail and I leave St. Bees May 1st and land in RHB May 18th with a rest stop in Kirkby Stevens. We're celebrating our birthdays (51 and 74) by this Grand Adventure. I'll be the grey haired O.L. plodding along while Gail will be sprinting up the hills. I can always put a couple of bricks in her pack!
Last time I was in the Lake District was as a teenager, and it rained every day. Hope for superior weather this time.
Margaret
(Emigrated from Sheffield in 1952)

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Kite21
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posted 13 April 2006 19:29     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite21   Click Here to Email Kite21     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Leaving St Bees on Monday 26 June. Two weeks with a rest day in Richmond.

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norman walker
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posted 13 April 2006 19:47     Click Here to See the Profile for norman walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
10th and final crossing,sometime in Oct

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Countryfile
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posted 13 April 2006 20:17     Click Here to See the Profile for Countryfile     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm Setting off on Wed 3rd May and will arrive RHB Sunday 14th May
Widgeon it seems our paths may cross!?
If you look up our planned stopovers posted earlier on this forum under " Coast to Coast Companion"- originally posted by 'Scarecrowhead' you will no doubt be in a position to work out where we cross paths - as you start out before us you could even ambush us on route!
I'm the knobbly kneed forty year old with the Blue Mckinley Rucksack.

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CDNWALKER
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posted 13 April 2006 21:04     Click Here to See the Profile for CDNWALKER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Leaving St Bees June 18th, 13 days walking, solo, extra day Patterdale to make sure I climb Helvellyn (no excuses), extra day Richmond, arrive RHB July 2nd.

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widgeon
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posted 13 April 2006 22:13     Click Here to See the Profile for widgeon   Click Here to Email widgeon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Country file:
Yes indeed. We will be in Patterdale YHA May 5 and Brookfield B&B, Shap, May 6.
Thanks for the reference post.
Margaret

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MrBlister
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posted 13 April 2006 23:23     Click Here to See the Profile for MrBlister   Click Here to Email MrBlister     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My friend and I are heading out from St Bees on the 28th May and taking 14 days. I'm 30 and my mate is 29. Can I join the red-faced, puffing up the hill club?? We'll be raising money for Martin House, a hospice for children and young people (mainly his charity of choice - last time I raised 500 for St Gemma's Hospice in Leeds)

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shmidds
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posted 13 April 2006 23:42     Click Here to See the Profile for shmidds     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My wife & I leave St. Bees Monday, 19Jun, arrive RHB Monday, 03Jul.

Training hard...yesterday I got off the couch to get the remote.

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Onslow2
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posted 14 April 2006 08:31     Click Here to See the Profile for Onslow2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will be heading out of St Bees on 4 Sept and Getting to RHB on 17 Sept

Onslow (had to re-register as forgot PW)

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anneandalan
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posted 14 April 2006 14:55     Click Here to See the Profile for anneandalan   Click Here to Email anneandalan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great idea! We will be leaving St Bees on Thursday 25th May and arriving(hopefully) in RHB on Monday 5th June. We are early 40s and averagely fit but never done more than 3 consecutive days walking before.Can anyone help with an idea of how tough Shap to Kirby Stephen and Catterick to Ingleby Cross will be.Also, will the Harvey strip maps together with Cicerone guide and Wainwright be adequate or how could we improve on these? Sorry if these seem like novice questions but we are raising money for a alocal childrens hospice so would prefer not to fail! Thankyou.

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Howie
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posted 14 April 2006 21:01     Click Here to See the Profile for Howie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi anneandalan

They are both long days but not really to strenuous. The Shap to Kirkby Stephen leg is not to bad but the Catterick Bridge to Ingleby Cross leg is long and boring, the worst bit of the walk. On the Shap to Kirkby Stephen leg there is quite a nice tea room in Orton.

As for the guide books the Henry Stedman and the Paul Hannon books i found were quite good.

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Journeyman
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posted 14 April 2006 21:13     Click Here to See the Profile for Journeyman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello anneandalan,

In relation to the books I suggest you have a look at the thread on this forum headed BEST GUIDE BOOK - last post 16 March. You will see the extremely good contributions of several members. I have most books and maps and I must admit the Henry Stedman book with the OS strip maps are the main sources of information that I will be carrying.

Don't be put off by the longer days just ensure you enjoy the walk. I hope the weather is kind for you and that you complete the walk and raise loads of money for your charity - good luck.

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anneandalan
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posted 15 April 2006 19:55     Click Here to See the Profile for anneandalan   Click Here to Email anneandalan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to Howie and Journeyman.The more we read around this site the more encouraged we are that there is a tremendous camaradarie amongst 'coasters', and May 25th cannot come too soon!
We are undecided about whether to stay in RHB the night we finish.Please can anyone recommend a good place to bed down if we do stay? Thanks again.

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Ernest Smith
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posted 16 April 2006 13:45     Click Here to See the Profile for Ernest Smith   Click Here to Email Ernest Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi every body
reading all these post's it makes my old feet itch and i wish you all the very best on the c2c this year, i shall be with you all the way if only in spirit and look forward to all your post's of successfull crossing's, i think when i am dead and gone i shall walk this walk in the after life if there is one,
as anneandalan say the camardarie on this walk is fantastic.
all the best to you all
ern

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anneandalan
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posted 17 April 2006 09:25     Click Here to See the Profile for anneandalan   Click Here to Email anneandalan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi everyone. Can anyone recommend a place to stay in RHB or nearby after the finish? We do have tye option to go back to Kirby Stephen or even home! Would welcome the benefit of anyones experience on how best to finish off. Thanks.

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JenCat
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posted 17 April 2006 12:20     Click Here to See the Profile for JenCat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We are setting out from St. Bees on Saturday May 13th and will arrive in Robin Hoods Bay on Friday May 26th (where we are staying at the North Cliff B&B before heading home the next day).

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keep going
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posted 18 April 2006 21:10     Click Here to See the Profile for keep going   Click Here to Email keep going     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi All,,, me and my mate will be starting on Sunday the 30th April, After spending a night in St Bees.We are doing this walk in two parts, the first part to Keld then next year Keld to RHB.Been training Around Derbyshire Over the last couple of months.Got the book and harvey,s map hope thats adequate We would also like to join the (red faced puffing like a good un club)
All the best and good luck

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Gulf Islanders
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posted 19 April 2006 01:48     Click Here to See the Profile for Gulf Islanders     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We're husband and wife in our late 50's and are leaving St. Bees on June 1, taking 14 days with no rest days. This is our first long distance walk.

Used to the weather though since we live on a small island off the west coast of Canada.

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anneandalan
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posted 19 April 2006 22:18     Click Here to See the Profile for anneandalan   Click Here to Email anneandalan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would that be vc ?

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anneandalan
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posted 19 April 2006 22:41     Click Here to See the Profile for anneandalan   Click Here to Email anneandalan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would that be vc island?

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Gulf Islanders
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posted 20 April 2006 22:20     Click Here to See the Profile for Gulf Islanders     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The island is Gabriola situated in the Strait of Georgia (part of the Inside Passage) between Vancouver and Vancouver Island (hard as it is to believe Vancouver Island is larger than England in area). Our island is about 50 sq km with approx 5000 people

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Hardy
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posted 21 April 2006 11:02     Click Here to See the Profile for Hardy   Click Here to Email Hardy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my girlfriend and I are setting out on the 2nd of June we are fast walkers so will probably catch you up! we are camping and carry all our gear.

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anneandalan
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posted 21 April 2006 20:48     Click Here to See the Profile for anneandalan   Click Here to Email anneandalan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Gulf Islanders,
I was lucky to pass by your island last year and hope one day to travel up the Inner Passage. You'll find the scenery on the c2c to be just as stunning as in your part of the world but in a different way. Hope you've had chance to view some of the photo journals on this site the quality of which is fantastic. We are one week before you but hope you have a truly enjoyable experience.

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TheSquare
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posted 22 April 2006 00:34     Click Here to See the Profile for TheSquare   Click Here to Email TheSquare     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend and I are doing the walk, starting on 13 June and finishing on 23 June (due to other commitments either end), ie 11 days - optimistic? We have just booked everywhere in advance so we are committed.

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Nimrod
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posted 22 April 2006 03:14     Click Here to See the Profile for Nimrod   Click Here to Email Nimrod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am doing the walk again in 2007 - summer time all being well. I am quite happy to meet up with anyone doing the walk this year in the Cleveland Hills/North York Moor areas if I can fit the time in. I am trying to organise a walk with some mates from Ingleby Cross to Blakey Ridge in the summer - more than likely it will be at a weekend. A good day with friendly company - and a few beers of course
Nimrod

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Ernest Smith
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posted 22 April 2006 22:36     Click Here to See the Profile for Ernest Smith   Click Here to Email Ernest Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Nimrod ,
the walk from ingby cross to blakey ridge sounds inviting, i think, with out looking at the map it will be about 20 miles, are you having transport to meet you at the end or are you planning to walk back to inglby cross.
if you are planning to walk back it will be harder than the lyke wake walk.
if you have a session in the lords stone cafe and another at the lion, i think it will be a 24 hour job, but i could not think of a better way to spend 24 hours,
i could but i would have to be a lot younger.
is it just you and some mates or can any body come
regards
ern

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Nimrod
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posted 23 April 2006 15:18     Click Here to See the Profile for Nimrod   Click Here to Email Nimrod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No plans as yet,Ern. The lads who will be going with me,I rarely see and I must admit my attention to organising group walks is not as focused as it used to be. I used to love doing them (organising and doing the walks).
However,the plan will be to get dropped off at Ingleby Cross on the morning and then walk to Blakey Ridge,stopping the night at the Lion Inn. We will be stopping at Lordstones for lunch only,and topping up our water supplies. The session will start at the Lion Inn,where we intend to stop for the night. You are most welcome to join us,Ern,but you have to make your own arrangments...getting to Inglby Cross,and if you are stopping the night etc.
When I get a date arranged,I will let you know.
Nimrod

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Ernest Smith
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posted 23 April 2006 19:31     Click Here to See the Profile for Ernest Smith   Click Here to Email Ernest Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hI Nimrod,
no problem with transport to Inglby cross, it would mean retracing my steps back the next day. it all depends on the dates as my grand daughter is getting married in july.
also i can take a tent for the night at the old lion, i better start getting some training in.
looking forward to it
regards
ern

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Rompin Donkey
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posted 24 April 2006 22:43     Click Here to See the Profile for Rompin Donkey   Click Here to Email Rompin Donkey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We will be leaving RHB on the morning of Thursday 10th August and arrive St Bees Saturday 26th August.
Yep we are doing it backards, and have allowed ourselves plenty of time. All the Digs are booked, and just itching to get going now.......

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Gulf Islanders
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posted 25 April 2006 02:05     Click Here to See the Profile for Gulf Islanders     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi anneandallan,

That's why we are going on the C2C. We love where we live, looking at the ever changing ocean every day but also appreciate mother nature's other works of beauty.

If you want a truly memorable experience, try kayaking part of the Inside Passage in July and August when the orcas (killer whales) vacation up there. It's not to be missed. And kayaking is a bit like walking - not that difficult to master - you use your arms instead of your legs

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HikeMania
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posted 25 April 2006 15:02     Click Here to See the Profile for HikeMania   Click Here to Email HikeMania     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Journeyman, superb idea about this thread, and as you referred to in your initial post, this idea would work well with other walks too. So, if you don't mind, I'm going to start a similar one on the Offas Dyke and Dales Way threads.

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trixiegirl
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posted 09 May 2006 11:49     Click Here to See the Profile for trixiegirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hiya new to the site, fantastic thread. It will be my first C2C starting on 1st July from St Bees, hoping to complete in 12 days, camping and back-packing, raising money for Breast Cancer Care. Still planning stages any input would be welcomed, I'll be accompanied by my dog, Rob, and a friend Jacquei, possibly being joined by Breast Cancer Care volunteers on route. Roll on July, I can't wait.

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Journeyman
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posted 09 May 2006 13:38     Click Here to See the Profile for Journeyman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Trixiegirl and good luck with your planning and preparation. There is an abundance of advice on the various threads on this site so please read them. If you require any further information (certainly I have sought advice) then ask - there is a lot of expereince out there.

Good luck with your fundraising - I am raising money this year for the Macmillan Cancer relief appeal i.e. Macmillan nurses.

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GrahamC
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posted 09 May 2006 13:47     Click Here to See the Profile for GrahamC   Click Here to Email GrahamC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Everyone
Linda and I will be doing the C2C in August. Leaving St. Bees on the 4th arriving in RBH on the 16th. Not ideal as I don't like it too hot when I'm walking (presuming it will be hot and not snowing) but we are restricted to school holidays due to my wife's job.
Really looking forward to it. It's our first LDW. We got a lot of inspiration from this forum and all the travelogs. I think I dropped a clanger by not scheduling a stopover at Grasmere and putting in a long high day. We might have to skip Helvellyn and Striding Edge. Practiced some bog trotting on Bleaklow last weekend . Great Fun!!!

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