Monday, 15 October 2012

3 day lakeland circular walk

Booked our beds for the night on our 3 day lakeland hike starting October Wed 24th, Day 1 -Langale to Wasedale via scafell, Day 2 Wasedale to borrowdale via great gable, Day 3 Borrowdale to Langdale via High rise & Langdale pikes!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Ennerdale to Rosthwaite

We set off @ 8am all wrapped up in our waterproofs, couldn't believe the change in the weather, we were recommended to walk the North side of Ennerdale water in bad weather and it made it a different walk to last year. On the way we stopped in at Ennerdale youth hostel, we hadn't seen it last year, so was a nice surprise in the rain. the long walk to black sail youth hostel was very dull in the rain but we got our heads down and made good time, we stopped here for lunch bumping into Keith again and meeting some more people that would also become good friends along the way, there was Richard and Frank from Canada who looked completely frozen in there shorts and sun hats, we also met Bob and Brian who were both in there 70's walking the coast to coast to raise money for the walking wounded, they were also camping while there wives did the support driving trying to get them into accommodation on the days with really bad weather like today. The walk from black sail up the steep climb up the side of loft beck was made more tricky as all the paths had turned into streams because of the bad weather but with Richard and Frank we made it across the raging beck and onto the right path, later in the the day we heard that some people couldn't make it across the beck and had to turn back, was glad we dint have to, after the climb up the side of loft beck we started the long descent to Honister mine were everyone stopped for a quick warm and then we carried on the road way into Rosthwait to our B&B Nook Farm, after a nice warm up we went to the riverside bar for dinner. it seemed like all the coast to coasters we had met so far were in here making the night very enjoyable, but it was also a good bye to some as some people were splitting the next day so it would be the last time we see them.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

St Bee's to Ennerdale Bridge 9/5/2012

We arrived in St Bee's on the 8th and stayed at stone house farm (, was such a lovely little B&B we had a little cottage to our selves, would really recommend it to anyone staying in St Bee's, would also recommend the coast to coast bar for evening meals :), we set off from St Bee's @ 8am, setting off to the beach to dip our boots in the sea and pick our stones for putting in the sea @ Robin Hood's Bay, had lovely sunny weather that lasted all day, perfect start to our walk, walking along the coast we noticed there were allot more people setting off this time round, was also the first time we met the lovely Keith, who would become a very good friend along the way, going up Dent Hill this year we found that we had amazing views of the Scottish mountains and the Isle of Man, which we were unable to see last year, so even @ this early on it felt like we were on a completely different walk than the last time.

We stayed at Low Cock How bunkhouse ( again as it had been so good the last time we stayed, Dorothy made us a cuppa and some chocolate biscuits when we arrived and put the fire on, made us feel really welcome, That evening Sean suggested that we walk into ennerdale village and found a great little community run pub, the fox and hound (, the landlord there is the friendliest man iv ever met, with so many stories to tell, we lost track of time talking to him and couldn't get a taxi so he got his chef to drop us off, but wouldn't take a penny off us for the journey. A very good start to our 12 days :)

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Hi every one I will be updating the blog over the next few days :)

Monday, 21 May 2012

We made it to robbin hoods bay yesterday afternoon and sat having a glass of champaign with all the guys we met along the way outside the wainwrights bar wich was closed, very disappointed, had an amazing time again tho :)

Friday, 18 May 2012

Done 162 miles so far :) did 22 miles today to the lion inn @ blakey ridge, was a tuff tuff day, was dry but very cold so really enjoyed having a bath when we got here, was disappointed that the lord stones cafe was shut but enjoyed going over the wainstones again

Thursday, 17 May 2012

The first of many honesty shops on route today, got to ingleby cross about 5pm after a long 23miles of flat walking

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Over half way

Made it to Richmond today was met by my mum and dad so had a lovely evening, got 23miles to do tomorrow, carnt belive we only have 4 days left, will be sad to say goodbye to all the amazing people we have met

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Past the lakes

Made it to kirkby Stephen today in good time, past the lakes now so no turning back tho I have struggled with my ankle today, Sean hasn't any problems yet so should be a shorter day tomorrow to keld bunk house :)

Friday, 11 May 2012

Day 3

Had a great couple of days lots of rain all day yesterday, showed today but managed to do the high route so well impressed sat with Sean in the white lion in pattetdale about to have tea :)

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

End of day one

We are now @ low cock farm bunkhouse after finishing our first day :)

Day one

Well we're half way on day one and the weather couldn't be better :)

Monday, 7 May 2012

Well its our last night at home tonight next time I update we will be on our coast to coast

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Nearly time to go

2 more sleeps till we set off to St Bee's, 3 more sleeps till we set off on our first day :)

Thursday, 3 May 2012


I have just managed to book my mum and dad in at the same hotel that me and Sean are staying at in Richmond on the 16th, will be nice to see them and will give us a boost for the rest of the walk :)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

another practice walk

Me and Sean did our last practise walk together today, taking my brother along as well, we did a 7 mile circular walk in castleton, was a great walk with some great views but the weather really wasn't our friend, lots of heavy rain with hail and even a little snow, still a great day had by all, will have to do the rest of my practise walks on my own now due to work but looking forward to them.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

first practice walk

did my first practice walk on sunday with sean and my brother, was glad i was finally well enough was getting a bit worried i might not be able to do the walk, but had a great time and feel more confident again now :) did the lady bower, win hill circular in the peak district.

4 weeks and counting

4 weeks today me and Sean will be on day 3 of our coast to coast walking into Patterdale youth hostel, booked the sherpa van yesterday to carry our bag, getting excited now :)

Thursday, 9 February 2012

3 months

3 months today we set off from st Bee's on our second journey of the coast to coast :-)

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Happy New Year

happy new year to everyone, hope that everyone had a fab time over the holidays, Me & Sean spent new year in the lakes at the Brotherswater Inn @ Patterdale unfortunatly we only managed to do one walk over the weekend as the weather was so bad, but we did the walk i really wanted to do, Castle Crags :-), tho its only small i really enjoyed it but found it quite eary in a way,would defo walk it again if we have a spare couple of hours when we're in the lakes again.

So the is only 4 months now till our next coast to coast and looking forward to getting started on our practice walks, will be keeping you all informed on how we do over the next few months.