And In the End

Littlebeck to Robin Hood’s Bay / Day 15 / 10 September 2013 Leaving Intake Farm, the weather looked a bit iffy. After the short route to Littlebeck, the walk turned into our first Appalachian Trail type forest walk since the Lake District. Alas, no badgers to report. Light rain began to fall. A quick stop […]

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Two Days to Go

Glaisdale to Littlebeck Day 14 9 September 2013 The Laneside B&B displayed a stunning British garden After yesterday we needed a walking restday. Further, what we had been through in mileage and terrain over the past three days, this was to be a restful day of only eight miles. Make no mistake, the incredible views, […]

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More Multifarious Moors

Clay Bank Top to Glaisdale Day 13 8 September 2013 “Confidence and knowledge in hiking or gambling can kill you.” Earl Arnold This is something I have learned over the years, but every so often, a memory lapse can occur. Today was such a lapse. Facing a 19 mile day after a 23 mile day […]

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North York Moors NP

Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top (Great Broughton) / Day 12 / 7 September 2013 Into the North York Moors. Having a full breakfast and warm dry boots to start the day was wonderful. The torrential rains of yesterday were over. I gently swung my legs out of the bed, one at a time, neither […]

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Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

Richmond to Ingleby Cross Day 11 6 September 2013 “Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;Thy fate is the common fate of all,Into each life some rain must fall,Some days must be dark and dreary.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Today, as predicted, became one of Mr. Longfellow’s days. Be […]

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Richmond, North Yorkshire

Reeth to Richmond Day 10 5 September 2013 Working on our vacation tan again today. Could be our last chance. Our B&B accommodations, the Cambridge House, were once again beautiful and unique. We woke up to a view of pheasants eating along the property wall, as they had breakfast scraps available (obviously they don’t have […]

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Keld to Muker to Reeth

Keld to Reeth Day 9 4 September 2013 The weather continues to amaze, waking to clear blue skies and high temperatures in the sixties. Bidding farewell to Matt, the exceptional manager, desk clerk, bell hop, waiter, concierge, and probably several other positions at the Keld Lodge, we selected the low route. Today is the annual […]

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Into the Bogs

Kirkby Stephens Day 8 3 September 2013 Vocabulary Words: Boggy, Foggy, Soggy. The hostess at Fletcher House stated we would have a clear and sunny day. Our guide book described our walk as a ‘red letter day’, whereby we would cross the halfway mark of the Coast to Coast Trail, as well as intercept with […]

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Wildlife Rules

Orton to Kirkby Stephens Day 7 2 September, 2013 Macs Adventures, who arranged our trip, provided us with yet another high quality lodging establishment, the Barn House in Orton, who produced an outstanding rendition of salmon and eggs, their specialty for breakfast. Outfitted with gaters, umbrella, rain jacks, and rain pants, the forecast was a […]

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Hot lunch, laundry and a bath

Shap to Orton Day 6 1 September 2013 We are officially out of the Lake District. Today seemed like a walk on top of a firm foam cushion. A gentle 8 mile walk through rolling pastures with no rocks to navigate, ahhhh! The guide book stated we were to pass Robin Hood’s grave. My feet […]

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