Monday, 27 June 2011

Day 1 and 2 of the walk

25th June - Day 1 St Bees to Ennerdale

A nice easy start to the walk with a short romp of 14.75 miles!  A good chance to get used to walking with the backpacks and trying out the navigating skills LOL.Weather forecast is cloudy/drizzle and 15 degrees

A time tested tradition marks the start of the walk with a paddle in the sea at St Bees before setting off.

and a photo pointing to the start of the coast to coast walk...

26th June - Ennerdale to Grasmere 24 miles!

From Ennerdale the walk starts to get serious with very difficult terrain and steep declines! Greenup Edge took them up as high as 2,000 where the visibility rapidly deteriorated and the path down couldn’t be found! Eventually they got back on course with another steep climb up to 1,600 ft at High Crag followed by another steep decline down to Grasmere their stopping point for the night!

38 miles completed! 

and not without pain! 
Marc's boots despite being broken in are giving him severe discomfort over his ankle he broke a few years ago, luckily they've found a shop and bought him a pair that will sit lower and hopefully make the walk more comfortable as the reality of doing it in 9 days and not the normal 12-14 days is just starting to sink in LOL.

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