WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Paulatic » 17 Jun 2019, 8:59pm

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Paulatic » 17 Jun 2019, 9:16pm

Closest camping to Whitehaven I can see is http://www.rosegarthfarm.co.uk/campsite-west-cumbria/
There’s not a lot in the area and I now see why there were often people starting staying overnight in the Cockermouth hostel. ( sadly closed).
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 17 Jun 2019, 9:36pm

Hi,
You've obviously got the route sorted, but I thought I would post this.
https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle/coast-c ... ternatives
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby flash » 18 Jun 2019, 8:04am

Or there's Seacote Camping at St Bees, 11 mins drive from the start but it has pubs / food nearby...
https://seacote.com/

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Jamesh » 18 Jun 2019, 8:50am

I did it last year morcombe station up into lakes for kirkstone pass pooley bridge, Kirby Stephen, fleet moss, grinton YHA.

Grinton - Richmond - catterick - vale of York - commondale - Whitby - Scarborough train home.

200miles Not a C2C for wimps!!!

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Nickeveson » 18 Jun 2019, 8:52am

We hope to arrive mid afternoon on Monday, see you guys there

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Nickeveson » 18 Jun 2019, 9:09am

Chelle has space in the camper for any tents that need to be carried.... we also hope to supply hot water etc in the mornings for campers

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 18 Jun 2019, 9:17am

Premier Inn is a reliable place cheap if you book early
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 18 Jun 2019, 9:28am

landsurfer wrote:Ken, can you find a campsite for the night before the start in the Whitehaven area for those of us planning to camp.

I will have a look this afternoon
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Mick F » 18 Jun 2019, 9:29am

Why not do St David's Head to Lowestoft?
That's the furthest west to the furthest east across the country.

I had planned out doing it a year or so ago and going via Bedford where Daughter2 was living .......... but she's moved back to Cornwall. Still a valid idea though.
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 18 Jun 2019, 9:32am

Mick F wrote:Why not do St David's Head to Lowestoft?
That's the furthest west to the furthest east across the country.

I had planned out doing it a year or so ago and going via Bedford where Daughter2 was living .......... but she's moved back to Cornwall. Still a valid idea though.


Because unlike lucky you Mick some of us work full time, have young children in school, and al that entails ... good plan though ... :D
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 18 Jun 2019, 9:42am

Mick F wrote:Why not do St David's Head to Lowestoft?
That's the furthest west to the furthest east across the country.

I had planned out doing it a year or so ago and going via Bedford where Daughter2 was living .......... but she's moved back to Cornwall. Still a valid idea though.

Because I'm planning it and i live up north lol
I also belief its the most iconic, varied country side, beautiful views and lovely people just the thing for the wimps reunion
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 18 Jun 2019, 9:45am

flash wrote:Or there's Seacote Camping at St Bees, 11 mins drive from the start but it has pubs / food nearby...
https://seacote.com/

I've got to agree with Flash this looks the best around
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 18 Jun 2019, 10:05am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
You've obviously got the route sorted, but I thought I would post this.
https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle/coast-c ... ternatives

Its amazing how many variations there are just between Whitehaven and Tynemouth
The old railway line from Keswick to Threlkeld is closed so we are going to inspect the Castlerigg stone circle as a bypass.
Thankfully there is now an alternative to Garrigill going via Alston I was scared stiff going the old way.
The other diversion in Weardale is to avoid the Grouse Moors near Rookhope as the landowners can close the track without notice during the grouse season.
The route overall is clearly signposted so it will be much easier than making our own route for Lejog was
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 18 Jun 2019, 10:23am

oldmanonabike wrote:
flash wrote:Or there's Seacote Camping at St Bees, 11 mins drive from the start but it has pubs / food nearby...
https://seacote.com/

I've got to agree with Flash this looks the best around


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