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johhnyp

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C2C May 2018
« on: 14:29:36, 05/11/18 »

sussamb

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Re: C2C May 2018
« Reply #1 on: 16:23:25, 05/11/18 »
Nice one. I've read to day 4 so far but have now had to stop.  Will read the rest later tonight and compare your route to my planned one, might pinch some of your ideas  O0
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Re: C2C May 2018
« Reply #2 on: 17:59:43, 05/11/18 »
Good read John, interesting little diversions too. I note you took the Swainsby route after Ing X, the route you recommended to me and the other two lads at the Bluebell some years ago. After my C2C fairly recently, I had forgotten how much ascent there was through those wooods on the official route and was wishing i had done the same this time, although I did want to follow AW's route.I am having big problems with my left thigh/hip flexor area at the moment which is preventing much walking. Did Chyropratic treatment really help? I have a feeling it may be osteoarthritis of the hip.Just a note to finish - the stream from Dunmail to Grisedale Tarn is Riase Beck, not High Raise. O0 Dave (Slogger)

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Re: C2C May 2018
« Reply #3 on: 18:05:50, 05/11/18 »
Talking of alternative routes this trace goes up the "alternative" route to Nine Standards and comes down the conventional route.
http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/routes/download/?walk=1601
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sussamb

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Re: C2C May 2018
« Reply #4 on: 21:49:38, 05/11/18 »
At long last...My TR is attached. Hope you enjoy
https://theslowwalkeryork.blogspot.com/2018/11/johns-coast-to-coast-walk-9th-18th-may.html[/font]


Just finished reading it, great TR and made a few tweaks to my planned route for next year  O0
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johhnyp

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Re: C2C May 2018
« Reply #5 on: 22:16:33, 05/11/18 »
First of all guys, sorry about the TR formatting. I am useless at this sort of stuff and seem to have loaded all my blogs onto both this report and the Dales Way TR loaded today too. The C2C layout is not as I intended and the DW pics seem not to have loaded. So it is back to the Drawing Board. I fine this aspect of my walking really frustrating >:(. If the blog is ok with you let me know.
Anyway, Chiropractic seems to work for me Dave. He tells me I am getting an arthritic (right) hip. This has presented as an ache in the lower back that progresses to a sciatic type pain in the front of my thigh which hurts when I stretch forwards or upwards. It started last winter. This is probably why I have been getting compensatory pains in my right knee for the last couple of years. He basically loosens me up once a month now (after an intense initial treatment period) and this includes quite a sore massaging of my thigh muscle. The solution it seems is just to keep using it as long as it works; no real benefit in not walking.
Re the walk itself. Having done it 4 times previously I was looking for a bit of variety; hence some of the variations (Swainby was because my hip was playing up and walked along the railway out of St Bees because I was late). I liked the Wythburn route although if you are doing it for the first time Jon, I guess the standard route has interest although there is some tarmac around Grasmere. Wythburn is a couple of miles shorter and I fancied a couple of beers in Patterdale on a Friday evening! I would definitely recommend the High Raise - Measand Beck variation. You keep high and the views are superb. The standard route by contrast is a bit hemmed in alongside Haweswater.
My "short" day to Keld was well worth it for the place I stayed that night. Keld to Richmond makes a decent days walk out of two short ones and the Swale is very pretty on a sunny day.
I would not follow the standard route along the roads to Danby Wiske; I would keep to the farm tracks from Ellerton Hill; much easier on the feet.
You do save a bit of climbing out of Ingleby Cross as Dave says by going through Swainby; but I would normally follow the former if your legs are working as you can get to Blakey Ridge easily enough by teatime (stopping at Clay Bank seems a bit pointless too).
I do like to finish from the Lion in one day and enjoyed a bit of the cross country stuff. With an early start you can complete the "official " route including the Hawsker loop by early evening.
I think I tried a bit of your 9 standards route in 2013 Ninthace when I stayed at a B&B on the Nateby Road; managed to get lost near a farmstead en-route to the Fell Path whilst trying to locate a stile over a wall!
I enjoyed the walk and the company along the way. Familiarity does make it seem easier but like an old shoe it is every comfortable and I may well do it again. That said the call of the PW is beginning to make itself heard again.
John

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Re: C2C May 2018
« Reply #6 on: 06:34:26, 06/11/18 »
I've had no issues with formatting viewed on a tablet, haven't tried it on my PC yet as I had my route loaded so I could follow that and your TR  O0

Like the sound of the High Raise route so will look at that more closely, cheers.  Also the Swainby one seems fairly sensible as we have a long day from the Bluebell Inn.

Edit:  Just tried it on my PC running Win7 and it seems fine
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Re: C2C May 2018
« Reply #7 on: 09:32:07, 06/11/18 »
The formatting is not a problem on my PC running Windows 10. If you're thinking of the spaces between paragraphs they're fine - not a distraction from an excellent TR at all.

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Re: C2C May 2018
« Reply #8 on: 23:46:13, 07/11/18 »
Brilliant and detailed TR with great photos and really enjoyed reading it as it brought back many memories from walking it 8 years ago and a route I would like to walk again sometime. I thought the formatting was fine and the content is far more important than layout.


Thanks for taking the time and trouble to post.

Jac

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Re: C2C May 2018
« Reply #9 on: 08:21:18, 08/11/18 »

Really enjoyed reading that ...and then your SWCP and Dales Way and Offas Dyke ...and then it was past my bed time  :(
What better way to fill a miserable wet cold ridden day :)
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Re: C2C May 2018
« Reply #10 on: 12:27:12, 08/11/18 »
Good reading John, thanks for spending the time doing it  O0
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