Coast-to-Coast + aliloop-of-the-lakes, England – June, 2018

I want to encourage in others the ambition to devise with the aid of maps their own cross-country marathons and not be merely followers of other people’s routes.

Alfred Wainwright

check out my gear list for the C2C!


England’s Coast to Coast was designed by Fell Walker Arthur Wainwright and is roughly 192 miles from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. He suggests we all find our own routes, which I did by adding another 50 miles peak bagging in the Lake District.
England’s Coast to Coast is roughly 192 miles from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, but I added another 50 miles peak bagging in the Lake District.

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious. - Ruth Reichl With England's
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. Ernest
Everywhere is within walking distance, if you have the time.Steven Wright And so, it begins. But not so fast. It
You were made to soar, to crash to earth, then to rise and soar again.Alfred Wainwright It's half past nine
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.Susan Sontag The morning began with the sound of birds and breakfast
Nothing is as close to magic as nature.Anastasia Bolinder It’s happened again. I’ve found myself in a pub, talked into

Created by the illustrious fell walker Alfred Wainwright, the Coast to Coast is an unofficial and often unsigned path that passes through three contrasting national parks: the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors.

The last time in Yorkshire, I ran.
The last time in Yorkshire, I ran.

Which pretty well describes my plan of no plan aside from ‘wild camping’ and catching a bus and two trains from Robin Hood’s Bay back to the airport and home mid-June.

My mantra…

To experience the countryside on fair days and never foul is to understand only half its story.

Melissa Harrison

<bang sticks for luck!>

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Alison Young is the Blissful Hiker, a voice artist and sometime saunterer. 📣🐥👣🎒

Reader Comments

  1. So looking forward to following your journey. Can’t believe the weather your having which is unusually warmer and drier than down here. Keep safe and enjoy every moment. What a fabulous experience to add to all your others. Xx

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