Coast to coast walk

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Day 8

Grinton to Brompton-on-Swale. Glorious weather, for the first time, all day, wonderful. Almost too hot to walk but beautiful scenery as river widens & slows down. Briefly met up with Tom from Preston & Lisa from Leipzig. Enjoyed a light lunch in Richmond square, including Yorkshire Curd Tart from Thomas the Baker. Also enjoyed a

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Day 7

Brilliant day walking from Keld to Grinton near Reeth on a sunny but very windy day. At last had a cream tea in Gunnerside. Steve was attacked by a Lapwing & beat it off with a stick!! Spirits still high (at least three quarters of a bottle left). Having a great time spoilt by the

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Day 5

A long day today, 34.5 km walked in 9.5 hours from SHAP to Kirkby Steven. Met Drew & Linda from Nova Scotia, Canada. Rescued them off Mardale Fell, after becoming lost. Also our Dutch friend Peter was reported to be in Keswick hospital with a dislocated shoulder after falling in Easdale Gill. He was carrying

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Day 4

Arrived safely in SHAP at 6pm, a long days walk in windy, wet & cold weather. As Wainwright would say ‘we are now leaving the beloved Lake District’. Bagged two Wainwright peaks ‘The Knott’ & ‘Kidsty Pike’. Feet still sore, knees holding up. Noticeably warmer as we came out of the Lake District. Off to

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