Coast to Coast walk Day 8 – Reeth to Richmond

Follow today’s progress here.

Day 8 of the Coast to Coast walk and we are into our second week. I already feel like a veteran. This is another relatively short day where we can finish early in Richmond to chill out a little and maybe get some washing done. There is a high road and a low road option here. I’ve gone for the high road based on reckoning I’ll be getting a little fitter by this stage but we shall see.

Update

The Manse B&B was best seen so far. Great room and everything high class.

Hot day for our walk. We started at 9. Luke and Ajax started an hour later but caught us up just before Richmond. Heat was strength sapping. I wore short sleeved base layer and regretted not using long sleeves.

Water just about lasted until Richmond. Tom and I continued for another few miles to meet Phippo and his mum Val at a pub called the Crown. Idea was to make a start on tomorrow’s walk so that we weren’t doing 22 miles in one day. Promises to be another hot one tomorrow. Had dinner with Phippo and Val at a pizza place round the corner from the B&B. Phippo v generously paid.

We are in bed at 8.25 having set our alarms for 6. Bacon sandwich ordered for 6.30. Taxi at 7 to take us to where we finished off today. Willance House B&B also v high standard. Apparently oldest house in Richmond (circa 1400)

starting B&B The Manse, Reeth DL11 6SN
forecast/actual km  16.93/17.47
forecast/actual time  6h 4min/5h 28min
weather scorching hot
forecast/actual ascent m  408.9/306
breakfast  full eng with fried bread – v good
lunch  pork pie & 1 litre of milk
dinner  ribs starter,diavolo pizza (not hot enough) & tiramisu
finishing B&B Willance House, 24 Frenchgate Richmond DL10 7AG

Link to Coast to Coast walk Day 8 Photo AlbumPhotos will upload as soon as there is connectivity and I will move them into the shared album each evening when I get to the pub for dinner or if there is a decent connection, periodically as we go along.

While I am walking I will be using Runkeeper to live track my progress. You can find the link for each day’s progress at my twitter page or at my Facebook profile page. I will also be pinning photos within Runkeeper as I progress. I am also using a Fitbit Surge to provide me with additional monitoring data.

Don’t forget I’m raising cash for Cancer Research UK whilst on this Coast to Coast walkJustGiving page here. The start date of the walk coincides with the anniversary of my mother’s death on May 1st last year. Mam was Chairman of the Marown & District branch of the IoM Anti Cancer Association.

Forecast numbers are based on Ordnance Survey mapped route. I add 1 hour for each approx 500m climb plus an hour for lunch.

A lot of people have helped me in the preparation for this walk. Firstly Mat Kiddie of Amigo who I met on a plane coming back from Mobile World Congress and who sent me a mobile battery charger. Then there is Aideen O’Colmain of Fitbit who very generously donated a Surge. Finally there is Dan Cunliffe and his team at Pangea who provided me with a mobile tracking device that allows me to track my progress independently of having to use my phone.

Published by Trefor Davies

Liver of life, father of four, CTO of trefor.net, writer, poet, philosopherontap.com

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