English C2C

A 190 mile Coast to Coast walk from St. Bees in the West to Robin Hood's Bay in the East following Wainwrights Coast to Coast Route.

Completed  27/06/09 

On the 27th of June 2009 at 5.25 pm, a successful completion of the walk was made taking 12 days and 9 hours, walking East to West.

Outlined in the following page is a detailed report on the planning involved and lessons learnt during the undertaking.

The purpose behind this venture could not be summed up better than by old A.G. himself, when reading afterwards in his guide, A Coast to Coast Walk -

" Plan your own marathon and do something never done before, something you will enjoy, a route that will take you to the places often read about but never yet seen, you will be on your own, unhampered by human beings en bloc, relying on your own resources to complete what you set out to do. Preferably go alone and do it off your own bat, for it is the solitary walker, always, who most closely identifies himself with his surroundings, who observes as he goes along, who really feels the satisfaction of achievement "

A.G Wainwright

The Route

The second best walk in the world, apparently.


Curry Pot Noodle and Porridge??

Water, water all around and not a drop to drink.

Woefully under-powered, what was I thinking?

Condensation and midges, it could be worse.

A sawn off JetBoil, seriously?

Not the lightest but it did the job.

Not as easy as you might think.

Daily mobile phone messages.

How long, how far, how much...