The day has just about arrived where me and Eion will set off from Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire and walk all the way to Ravenglass on the west coast in Cumbria – in 9 days.
I must admit to a little apprehension but at the same time a tinge of excitement. Nerves are really to do with the schedule and the fact we’ll be covering 80 miles in 3 days going by my route plan.
Thereafter, things will be much easier with days of only 15 miles or so. Hopefully the weather holds good for us and my boots prove to be comfortable enough to carry me through.
I was going to use trail shoes on this trip but considering the rough and wild terrain we will encounter and the weight of a pack with food et al – I thought best to take boots.
By the end of day three we should be within 19 miles of the Tan Hill Inn (Britain’s Highest Pub) where we’ll no doubt want to quench a thirst with one or two ales.
Thereon, we head through the bogs and moors towards the Howgills. From there we venture through the far eastern Lake District fells and onwards to Helvellyn and eventually Scafell Pike. Leaving us with the final day ascending Scafell, Illgill Head and Muncaster Fell to Ravenglass.
No doubt we’ll have a laugh along the way and return with happy memories to cherish for years to come.
And all with the aim of raising funds to a very worthy cause – Mountain Rescue England & Wales.
The rucksack is packed (including some water) and weighs approx 10-11 kilos. Not bad, could be lighter and will eventually be so. All in a 45 litre pack.
There’s not a lot for me to say really except me and Eion would like to thank you for your support and donations – and see you on the other side!!