Coast to Coast – Classic Walks Itinerary

Noran Bank Farm near Patterdale

Coast to Coast Itinerary: England’s classic Coast to Coast walk is a 307 km route that takes walkers across farmlands, through the idyllic, yet challenging Lake District, the famous Yorkshire Dales, and the wild North York Moors.  A wonderful walking holiday The walk can be done in as little as 12 days, but for a […]

The English Coast to Coast Walk – Classic Walks

Ennerdale Water, at the edge of the Lake District, UK

Coast to Coast: A Classic Walk across the North of England: Britain’s Coast to Coast Walk is one of the best known walks in England. This walking route across the northern part of England takes walkers through three of the country’s most famous and scenic national parks: the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales […]

Coast to Coast, UK, Grasmere-Patterdale 1

Grisdale Tarn on Coast to Coast walk

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 their […]

Grasmere, Wordsworth and the Lake District – Part 3

Dove Cottage at Grasmere

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 English […]

Coast to Coast Walk – Nine Standards

The None Standards - on the Coast to Coast Walk

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 […]

High Street – Roman Road

Looking at Roman High Street in the Lake District, UK

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 […]

Walking in Britain and Europe

On the GR 65.

Britain and Europe must be the favourite parts of the world to walk in. There is a range of great day walks and long distance trails for all classes of walkers. History trails, French vineyard paths, Italian coastal walks. For example, the GR 65 from Le Puy to Conques in France. The GR65 is one of the traditional […]