Day Zero - Our Trip to St. Bees

Fri.8th May 2009

Well that's that we've done the required distance 200plus miles in just over 4 hours. We fully expected it to take us much longer but we've knocked it off in a day. We can go home now - yes? Okay so now you want to change the rules eh. We have to walk it, 200 miles - starting tomorrow -so now you tell us.

Okay just mucking about. We drove up this afternoon (Friday) straight from work at 12 noon. A1 to Scotch Corner then A66 into the Lakes and onto Keswick and finally onward to the Western Lakes, arriving at St Bees about 4 or just gone. Weather is lovely here sun and sand after a few showers on the way. Found the B&B, checked in and went straight out again for a walk. Found a pub and that was that.

Stonehouse Farm seems a nice place but more about that in tomorrow's report.

Got to go now we have a table reserved for dinner at 7:30 and I still have to wash up (Not the pots - me)

Back now, we ate at a recently renovated pub just up the way - The Manor. Cumberland Suasage all round was the order of the day - scrummy. Bed Time

 

Tina doing what Tina does best. Note half way down pint, the nearly full one is mine. At least she goes home tomorrow so I won't be so embarrassed trying to keep up

 

Stonehouse Farm B&B our overnight stay in St. Bees

The Walk Itinerary: -

Day No.
Date
Walking To
Estimated Mileage
Estimated Walking Time
Total Accent (ft.)
Total Decent (ft.)
Staying At
0
8/5/09
St. Bees
0
0
0
0
Stonehouse Farm
1
9/5/09
Ennerdale Bridge
15.1
7:59
2998
2662
Fox and Hounds
2
10/5/09
Stonethwaite
13.8
7:12
2212
2235
Gillercombe
3
11/5/09
Grasmere
9.20
4:25
1999
2059
Westview
4
12/5/09
Patterdale
9.0
4:12
1922
1696
White Lion
5
13/5/09
Shap
15.1
8:20
3662
3300
Brookfield
6
14/5/09
Kirkby Stephen
20.3
8:49
925
925
Jolly Farmers
7
15/5/09
Keld
11.6
5:24
2117
1625
Butt House
8
16/5/09
Reeth
10.5
5:51
897
1288
Walpardo
9
17/5/09
Bolton-on-Swale
17.0
7:45
1352
1594
Laylands Cottage
10
18/5/09
Ingleby Cross
19.0
7:25
868
1018
Blue Bell
11
19/5/09
Clay Bank Top
11.5
7:40
3036
2474
Maltkiln House
12
20/5/09
Glaisdale
18.2
8:33
1479
2056
Beggers Bridge
13
21/5/09
Little Beck
8.8
3:48
1137
1163
Intake Farm
14
22/5/09
Robin Hoods Bay
10.9
5:27
1379
1600
Streonshalh
Totals
190.0
92Hrs:50Mins
25983
25655

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