Mark and Cynthia
Well after 13 days and 196 miles, our walk of a lifetime came to a bittersweet end, as we covered the last 18 miles through the lush heather of the North York Moors and down along the breathtaking coastline cliffs to the old smugglers village of Robin Hood's Bay, where we threw our two stones, we had carried from the Irish Sea, into the North Sea. Even though we were thrilled to have gone from Coast to Coast across England, crossing through three stunning National Parks along the way, we're sad to set aside our walking sticks. We will forever cherish the memories of this incredible journey and we now have an even deeper appreciation of the accomplishments of those who have hiked much longer distance walks, like the Appalachian Trail. We thank all of you for following along with us and we look forward to seeing you when we get home... we miss you!
Mark and Cynthia
45 miles in two days, over the rolling heather filled Yorkshire Moors, ended with 6 steep climbs up and down a series of mountains, with breathtaking views all the way back to Richmond. Mark’s lifelong fear of heights has been seriously put to the test during this amazing journey.
Only two days left, with a marathon to cover until we reach the North Sea!
Days 8&9 of our Walk across England took us past the 100 mile mark and through some of the most beautiful countryside into James Herriot’s Yorkshire Dales.
Days 6 and 7 took us over 32 beautiful miles of rolling hills as we left the Lake District and started our journey into the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales. One stretch took us over 8 miles of hopping around three foot deep bogs! Tonight we’ll sleep in the village of Keld, our halfway point of the 190 mile walk!
Day 5 was a long but absolutely beautiful 20 mile walk up one last mountain of the Lake District and along a stunning lake as we worked our way to the tiny village of Shap, as we passed the ruins of Shap Abbey.
We finally got to test our waterproof rain gear as Day 3 greeted us with cold gale force winds and rain in the mountains of the Lake District but nothing could dampen the beauty of this amazing journey on foot. We loved every soggy step of it!
Day 4 was more spectacular scenery in the Lake District and with drier and warmer conditions. Absolutely beautiful!
Day 1 of Cynthia and Mark’s Walk across England began with one foot in the Irish Sea at St. Bees and 15 breathtaking miles later, it came to a beautiful end at the tiny village of Ennerdale Bridge in the Lake District.
Day 2 of Mark and Cynthia’s Walk across England (Coast to Coast) took them on a beautiful 16 mile journey from the Cumbrian village of Ennendale, deep into and over the magnificent mountains of the Lake District to the village of Rosthwaite.
Week at a Glance
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