Each year, during late winter or early spring, I go for a walk. A lengthy, solo walk.
I decide which long distance footpath I want to do, work out the miles I’m going to walk each day, pre-book all my accommodation and buy my train tickets.
This year, I’m walking Wainwright’s Coast to Coast; a 200 mile tramp from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea.
The path crosses three National Parks:
the Lake District,
the Yorkshire Dales
and the North York Moors.
I’ll be staying in thirteen different pubs or bed and breakfasts, walking for twelve days and covering, on average, sixteen miles a day. I had hoped for warm spring sunshine, blue skies and daffodils
but in the last few days the Cumbrian fells have been smothered in snow. So I might be back a little sooner than planned.
At least, walking alone, I won’t suffer unprovoked ATTACKS from Jim.
See you in a while. Dave