Below you can find information on our Coast to Coast Challenge from 2010. 194 Miles in 7 Days.
We took this challenge on as it was 10 years since a good friend died from Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and we wanted to do something different in his name to raise some money for the organisation that offers local support to those afflicted by cancer and their families.
This is not you usual account of the coast to coast. We don’t have lots of photos, we didn’t explore off route.
What we did was walk 190 miles in 6 and a half days finishing at lunch time on our 7th day.
Our route is laid out below. and you can use the links to jump to each post about our days.
I’ve realised as we wrote this up that our posts got progressively less detailed and our desire to photograph and journal our walk became less the further we got in. This is not something to be attempted without strong support and determination. We had no rest days, we walked the equivalent of a marathon a day for 7 days and raised over £4000 doing it.
|Day||Walking||Miles||Cumalative Miles to Date||Height Climbed (m)|
|Wed 28th July||St Bees to Borrowdale||29||0||1215|
|Thurs 29th July||Borrowdale to Shap||34||29||1797|
|Fri 30th July||Shap to Kirby Stephen||21||63||107|
|Sat 31st July||Kirby Stephen to Reeth||24||84||645|
|Sun 1st August||Reeth to Danby Wiske||24||108||405|
|Mon 2nd August||Danby Wiske to Grosmont||42.5||132||1230|
|Tues 3rd August||Grosmont to Robin Hoods Bay||15.5||174.5||475|
Day Four: Danby Wiske to Grosmont (41 Miles) This was the day we did not need. Originally this was a
Day Four: Reeth to Danby Wiske (28 Miles) This was the day that we were waiting for. We set out to do
Day Four: Kirby Stephen to Reeth (24 Miles) The most amazing thing about this walk is people you meet and
Day Three: Shap to Kirby Stephen (21 Miles or rest day as we called it!) There is no way to
Day Two: Stonethwaite to Shap (33 Miles) The following morning we climbed our way out of the valley and
Day One: St Bees to Stonethwaite (29 Miles) So a year later and here we were again. The start of