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Walking Coast To Coast: Adventures Along Wainwright's Trail Across Northern England

219 pages3 hours


At the end of July 2013, David Butterworth made an impulsive decision to walk the second half of the 192-mile Coast to Coast Walk across Northern England from west to east, completing a second crossing.

During the seven-day adventure, he was surprised to discover how much ease and complacency towards the Walk which runs from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in Yorkshire, trends.

Casting his mind back to an earlier era, Mr Butterworth recalls that the remarkable scenery the Walk passes through: the Lakeland fells, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, would be enjoyed much better if hikers didn’t rely on support services.

The book floods with detail about the freedom to enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes found anywhere in the British Isles. It richly describes the scenery and what it is like to walk this iconic route, particularly if you decide to carry your bed and belongings on your back. Furnished with detail about heritage sites along the Walk, contrasted with several unusual situations, much of one’s walking experience is told in this book’s pages. It is an immersed account of one man’s unforgettable journeys and adventures walking this fascinating and timeless trail.

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