I’ll post most days about the route and the adventures we have along the way. Some wonderful authors have lived, written about, or set novels in the districts we’re visiting, so I’ll draw on them for inspiration.
Firstly, some details about our walk!
Walking Days: 15 days walking, 16 nights accommodation.
Daily Commitment: Rise early each morning and have breakfast. Walk purposefully and jauntily, in an animated, determined, and energetic manner, to our destination.
Day 1 St Bees: Stay at Fairladies Barn; walk from St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge (22km)
Day 2 Ennerdale Bridge: Stay at Shepherd’s Arms; walk from Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite (23km)
Day 3 Rosthwaite (Stonethwaite): Stay at Knotts View Guest House; walk from Rosthwaite to Grasmere (23km)
Day 4 Grasmere: Stay at Thorney How Independent Hostel; walk from Grasmere to Patterdale (12km)
Day 5 Patterdale: Stay at Old Water Inn Guest House; walk from Patterdale to Shap (24km)
Day 6 Shap: Stay at The Hermitage Guest House; walk from Shap to Kirkby Stephen (31km)
Day 7 Kirkby Stephen: Stay at Black Bull Hotel; walk from Kirkby Stephen to Keld (24km)
Day 8 Keld: Stay at Butt House Guest House; walk from Keld to Reeth (17km)
Day 9 Reeth: Stay at Hackney House B & B; walk from Reeth to Richmond (18km)
Day 10 Richmond; Stay at the King’s Head Pub (rest day)
Day 11 Richmond: walk from Richmond to Ingleby Arncliffe (32km)
Day 12 Ingleby Arncliffe: Stay at Somerset House Guest House; walk from Ingleby Arncliffe to Clay Bank Top (Chop Gate) (19km)
Day 13 Chop Gate: Stay at Buck Inn Guest House; walk from Chop Gate to Blakey Ridge (13km)
Day 14 Blakey Ridge: Stay at Lion Inn Pub; walk from Blakey Ridge to Grosmont (20km)
Day 15 Grosmont: Stay at The Gallery B&B; walk from Grosmont to Robin Hood’s Bay (25km)
Day 16 Robin Hood’s Bay: Stay at Victoria Hotel. Party party party….
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. Robert Louis Stevenson
What our six member travelling party hopes to do is to keep moving…. Here is our 16 day itinerary for the coast to coast walk from St Bees on the West Coast of England, to Robin Hood’s Bay in the East. We’re planning to walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea.