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Robin Hoods Bay 7/7

To end the series let's pretend we've just done the "Coast to Coast" walk.  This is where you actually finish up to dip your toes in the North Sea, and I have superimposed the sign on the wall of the Bay Hotel I showed you on Friday so you can see what it says.

 

The Coast to Coast Walk is a 192-mile (according to a recent re-measuring the real distance is almost 220 miles) unofficial and mostly unsignposted long distance footpath in Northern England. Devised by Alfred Wainwright, it passes through three contrasting national parks: the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North York Moors National Park.

 

Wainwright recommends that walkers dip their booted feet in the Irish Sea at St Bees and, at the end of the walk, dip their naked feet in the North Sea at Robin Hood's Bay.

Robin Hoods Bay 7/7

To end the series let's pretend we've just done the "Coast to Coast" walk.  This is where you actually finish up to dip your toes in the North Sea, and I have superimposed the sign on the wall of the Bay Hotel I showed you on Friday so you can see what it says.

 

The Coast to Coast Walk is a 192-mile (according to a recent re-measuring the real distance is almost 220 miles) unofficial and mostly unsignposted long distance footpath in Northern England. Devised by Alfred Wainwright, it passes through three contrasting national parks: the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North York Moors National Park.

 

Wainwright recommends that walkers dip their booted feet in the Irish Sea at St Bees and, at the end of the walk, dip their naked feet in the North Sea at Robin Hood's Bay.

comments (11)

A great ending, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
A great series Brian. Wonderful pictures.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Frances.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Sep 2011, 01:55
That would be a fine walk...a great way to spend 8-10 days.
Brian Walbey: Well perhaps when I was a good few years younger Ray. The walk has been shown on television, it goes through some lovely, and remote, countryside.
Great presentation all along Brian... and you finished it off very well... i love the signgrin....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Chantal
  • Germany
  • 11 Sep 2011, 06:39
I like the floating logo board
Brian Walbey: I feel a bit of a fraud taking a picture of the sign and not doing the walk.
The series has whetted my appetite to return to this lovely area.
Brian Walbey: And why not Martin, it is lovely in that part of the country.
I think Chris and Chad should do this walk
Brian Walbey: And I guess you'll sit at home waiting to have a daily progress report then Bill.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2011, 15:45
you would be glad to get your boots off after 192 miles!
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more Paul, having said that, even when I was a young man that would have been a few miles too far for me.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2011, 22:00
So the sign is not hung on sky hooks then? smile I think I would do naked feet on the west coast and booted feet on the east coast; the sea temperature on the east coast is probably 10 deg cooler! (I've no idea actually!)) A fine end to the series, Brian. It's a wlk I would like to do but some to do still, and so little time...
Brian Walbey: You might be right about the naked feet bit Alan although by the time one got here they would no doubt need cooling off.
Excellent ending, Brian! wink
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sue.
nice touch with the superimposition

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