Coast to Coast, UK, Grasmere-Patterdale 1

We were on the Coast to Coast walk across northern England and had overnighted at Grasmere in the Lake District. The fifth day: Our fellow breakfasters were an American couple who had walked the Coast to Coast path three years ago. Every year they return to Grasmere for a couple of weeks to indulge … [Read more...]

Grasmere, Wordsworth and the Lake District – Part 3

We were in the Lake District on the Coast to Coast Walk across England, a 307 km journey. We were visiting Dove Cottage, one of Wordworth's home. Read on: Around this time the five Wordsworth children were born in the Lake District and the second eldest, William was to leave an indelible mark on … [Read more...]

Robin Hood's Bay – North Yorkshire

Once a smugglers' haunt, Robin Hood's Bay is now a walker's destination: Robin Hood's Bay was once a haunt of smugglers and legend has it that Robin Hood kept his boats here in case he needed to make a quick escape. Seeing the rocky shoreline and landscape, it's easy to imagine why this is a … [Read more...]

Coast to Coast Walk – Nine Standards

We were on the Coast to Coast Walk and had just left Kirkby Stephen. Occasionally, we glimpsed a group of tall cairns known as the Nine Standards. No-one really knows who built them or for what reason, but one story is that they were placed on this Pennine ridge to give the marauding Scots the … [Read more...]

High Street – Roman Road

We were on the Coast to Coast track. As the wind rose the temperature dropped. We stopped and put on our wet weather gear and beanies. The wind relentlessly nipped at our ears. The gusting of the wind and the swirling of the clouds added to the beauty of this stark wilderness and I took photos to … [Read more...]