|Day 1 St. Bees to Ennerdale Bridge 16 miles.
Day 2 Ennerdale Bridge to Stonethwaite 16 miles.
Day 3 Stonethwaite to Grasmere. 7.6 miles.
Day 4 Grasmere to Patterdale 8.7 miles.
Day 5 Patterdale to Bampton 13.8 miles
Day 6 Bampton to Orton 13 miles.
Day 7 Orton to Kirkby Stephen 12.5 miles.
Day 8 Kirkby Stephen to Keld 12.5 miles.
Day 9 Keld to Reeth 12.5 miles.
Day 10 Reeth to Richmond 12.1 miles.
Day 11 Richmond to Exelby 22.4 miles.
Day 12 Exelby to Clay Bank 12.6 miles.
Day 13 Clay Bank to Glaisdale 18.5 miles.
Day 14 Glaisdale to Robin Hoods Bay 19 miles.
4 wet days out of 14. No complaints.
|We undertook this walk having walked the Dalesway almost 3 years
earlier and having been inspired by Dorothy, Marie and Sheila’s C2C
walk in 2011. We were prepared for the scenery given that we knew we
were walking through such wonderful north of England countryside. We
were prepared for whatever the elements threw at us. What we were
not expecting was the hugely enjoyable social side to the C2C. We
met, walked and dined with some wonderful people from all over the
UK, Europe, USA and Australia. Sharing the walk with them was a
truly enriching experience. One of the walkers we met was keeping an
online blog in which we acquired the “handle” of the “Lancashire
Cake to Cakers” given the frequency with which we were seen
indulging in tea and cakes!
The photos give a flavour of our experience of C2C. They were
difficult to choose given that Christine alone took 470! We each had
our own favourite sections of the walk, but would agree that each
day, even when wet, was an exciting experience. The hardest day was
the last with continuous rain, waterlogged moorland paths and mist
that made navigation difficult at times.
We acquired the odd blister, and John a beard! 14 days seemed about
right for us.
here to access s revisit to 9 Standards Rigg in 2013
Day 1: Leaving St Bees at the start of the C2C
Day 2: Looking up Ennerdale Water towards Anglers Crag
Day 3: Breather on Greenup Edge
Day 4: Grisedale lunch break
Day 5: Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Catstye Cam
Day 6: Coast to Coast refreshments at Shap Abbey
Day 7: Smardale Viaduct
Day 8: Using a wind shelter
Day 9: Gunnerside cake
Day 10: Richmond
Day 11: Leaving Richmond
Day 12: Wainstones
Day 13: Sheep in moorland grass
Day 14: We did it all
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