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Copeland District

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  • Day12

    Bewegung am Meer

    August 24, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    Nach geruhsamer Nacht am Meer, entschließen wir uns noch nicht in den Lake Distrikt zu fahren.
    Die Engländer haben ihr verlängertes Wochenende. Genannt Bank Holiday. Hinzukommt das uns die Temperaturen an der Küste mehr gefallen. Im Landesinneren geht es auch auf die 28 Grad.
    Also fahren wir direkt nach St. Bees Head. Viel ist hier nicht zu sagen. Ein typischer englischer Badeort. Wir finden einen Platz am College.
    Von hier aus beginnt unsere Wanderung. ( Rother Wanderführer, Wanderung Nr.: 52)
    Eine schöne Runde durch Felder und an der Steilküste entlang.
    Zurück am Strand gönnen wir uns ein Eis. Im Pub gibt es noch nichts zu essen. Also gehen wir zum geparkten Womo. Wir entscheiden das wir hier stehen bleiben und übernachten.
    Da wir noch nicht ausgelastet 😂 sind gehen wir eine größere Schale Brombeeren pflücken, ehe wir mit dem Abendessen und einer Flasche Wein diesen tollen Sommertag beenden.
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    Heinrich Müller

    Das ist sicher eine schöne Reise, aber wie ist die Stimmung wegen des Brexit?

    Wohnmobil Rund Reisen

    Hallo, man merkt es kaum. Hin und wieder eine Unterschriftenaktion gegen den Brexit. Hätte auch mehr erwartet.

  • Day5

    Lake district und eine Mauer

    May 15, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Zwei tolle Pässe befahren. 30% Steigung. Aussicht und Mission of the day erfüllt. Carpool, wir haben den Co-Piloten getauscht mit Peter und Katharina. Nur die Witze für das Entertainment wollten uns einfach nicht einfallen.
    Task #2: Hadrians Wall entlang laufen.

    Achja, noch schnell den Tennisball in England ertauscht. Mit den Autos kommt man leicht ins Gespräch mit Einheimischen. Alle freuen sich mit uns das wir so'n tolles Wetter erwischt haben.
    Und ab jetzt sind wir in Schottland
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  • Day8

    Farewell Irish Sea, on to Ennerdale

    June 5, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    The ritual at the start of the walk is to take a pebble from the beach at St Bees to carry with you to drop the sea at the end.
    Our route took us along the cliff tops around St Bees Head and past the light house, fantastic views across the Irish Sea, we could see the Isle of Man and the coast of Scotland. Then it was time to turn inland, through farms and small villages, then up our big climb for the day, Dent Fell. Apparently you don’t often get such fine days up there so we were lucky and made that our lunch stop. Then a steep route down to a valley and a creek with the great name “Nannycatch”. We followed Nannycatch along for a bit then on down to Ennerdale, our stop for the night. About 25klm, a great start.Read more

    mary szczerbiak

    As ususal your photos are beautiful. Im a bit worried that if lots of people do this walk , they may fill in the ocean at the other end .. with allthose stones😀

    Robyn Wood

    Hope you're carrying a small pebble and not a big rock.....Great photos and the walk sounds fabulous.

  • Day5

    Starting the coast to coast walk

    June 27, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    It's not sunny...

    "Never start out on a Toosdy"
    I was walking to the start of the coast to coast walk, and it was raining. I had just gone back to get an extra layer of clothes for Zac, before the Pack Horse guys picked up our bags to transport to tonight's accomodation. As I walked to catch up to the others, I was chatting to an old local who was making his way towards the old church, which dates back to the 1200's, and whose site really dates back to before the 800's.

    "Never start out on a Toosdy", he said.
    "Toosdy is lawn cutting day at the cemetery"

    "It always rains on a Toosdy".
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  • Day4

    Arrived @ St Bees

    June 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Three trains to get here. Great little town. Had a look around the old church... dating back to the 1200's. Pretty cool - especially the stuff about 'St Bees Man', who was dug up in an archeological dig in the 80's.

    We start walking across England tomorrow.

    Today is sunny - no rain...

    tomorrow's prediction is very definitely the opposite...
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  • Day6

    Black Sail YHA

    June 28, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Most isolated Youth Hostel in England.

    A place to stop with fellow hikers, refresh & recharge before hiking out of the valley.

    It seems to be a bit of a central spot for all sorts of hikes. People heading off in all directions.

    We caught up with old Aussies Ray, Alan & Phil - first time since St Bees.
    Met John & Helen from Canada. (She was an old Danish exchange student)

    The boys would become well known as the walk continued - not many kids do this.
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  • Day5

    Day 1 - to Ennerdale Bridge

    June 27, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Despite the weather, especially early, it ended up being a great day's hike.
    Coastline, farmland, paddocks full of sheep, Su Ellen's bake house, over rolling streams, through forrests, climbing over huge hills, etc.
    The boys handled it easily.
    Ended up at Thorntrees B & B, Ennerdale Bridge - top spot. Dinner @ Fox & Hound, sampling the local ales.


    Supposed to rain again tomorrow... raining now.

    37,595 steps
    286 floors
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  • Day42

    Roads, rivers, bridges and a train

    October 4, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    But no lakes.

    I thought I'd start the morning with a scenic drive, only 42 miles, it won't take long I thought. I didn't read the fine print.

    The route was well described, Coniston - Duddon Valley - Eskdale - Coniston.

    The author seemed to like rivers and bridges, the first few points of interest were stops to view (and paddle in!) the rivers and also the stone bridges that are built over them.
    I also saw bracken, it's more fern-like than I had imagined.

    I then found myself at Dalegarth Station with the minature steam train about to leave. I bought a return ticket with no idea where it went or how long it took. It went down to Ravenglass and was a very scenic journey. I saw banded cows - they were black or brown with a wide white band around their middle. Googling suggests they are a Belted Galloway.
    We had a deisel engine on the way back and it took 30 mins, as opposed to 45 on the way there.

    I then made my way over the Hardknott Pass, a steep winding road over the mountains. At one point when I was heading down I couldn't see the road in front of me. What made it worse was the cyclists and the cars coming on the other direction. It was single lane with passing areas along the way.

    But what a view. It was worth it, even if my heart was in my mouth quite often.

    Once I got through that I had to tackle Wrynose Pass and while it wasn't as difficult as Hardknott pass it was no piece of cake.

    From there it was relatively quick and easy back to Coniston. It was only then that I read the introductory statement "A drive that includes the most challenging mountain pass roads in the Lake District..."
    Although to be honest I probably would have done it anyway.

    I took a look at Tarn Hows and Coniston water.

    I went across the road for tea and I have been sitting in the bar of the Inn in which I am staying for the last hour. The wifi in my room is very patchy so I wanted to write this in the bar. I have spent most of the time chatting to a couple from the Peak district who have been giving me lots of suggestions for the rest of my trip.

    Forge Bridge
    Sheep on the road
    View on the way down Hardknott pass
    Cows - the black one wouldn't get out of my way!
    Coniston water
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