Coast to Coast Day Six: Scarborough? Fair.

Whitby to Scarborough Distance: 36.3Km – Moving Time: 2:35:50 (average: 14km/hour) – 383 metres of climbing Lying on the field at the National Park Centre yesterday, we pretty much dismissed any notion of cycling the 80 or so kilometres from Whitby to York for our final stopover. Since last night then, we had been weighing up our options which involved either a three hour Whitby … Continue reading Coast to Coast Day Six: Scarborough? Fair.

Coast to Coast Day Five: There’s Moor to Come

Osmotherly to Whitby Distance: 77.6Km – Moving Time: 4:14:20 (average: 18.3km/hour) – 1,196 metres of climbing Interestingly, we had spent the night nestled just inside the westernmost boundary of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and, it being in national park, meant that with the new day came yet another hill start.  A 14% one at that. Lucky it was downhill.  And we managed to … Continue reading Coast to Coast Day Five: There’s Moor to Come

Day 13 of my walk in to the sea

  Intake Farm, Littlebeck to Robin Hood’s Bay (11.6 miles / 190.6 miles) At 6.30 when I was all packed up and ready to leave Intake Farm, I was excited and saddened in equal measure.  By around 11am I was going to be able to say that I had done the Coast to Coast walk, but, by 11am it would also be over and I would have to … Continue reading Day 13 of my walk in to the sea

Day 12 of trying not to stray of t’path

Blakey Ridge to Intake Farm, Littlebeck (17.7 miles / 179 miles) It was literally freezing when I woke up this morning at around 5am so I decided to pack up and get moving as quickly as possible. When I say ‘literally’, I am using the word’s modern meaning of ‘metaphorically’, but it was very cold nonetheless!  I had tried the usual jumper applicator shuffle whilst still … Continue reading Day 12 of trying not to stray of t’path

Day 11 of saying goodbye to friends

Ingleby Cross to Blakey Ridge (19.9 miles / 161.3 miles) There are no shops in Ingleby Cross, the Blue Bell Inn only serve campers breakfast if they pre-book (which, apparently, is at an undisclosed point before the previous evening) and I was down to my last flapjack.  I was going to starve on this 20 mile and remotest of sections of the Coast to Coast and … Continue reading Day 11 of saying goodbye to friends