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About Steve & Cep

We are semi-keen walkers who are lucky enough to find ourselves with the time to embark on (and hopefully the energy to complete) a long held ambition to stroll across the breadth of England, without having to worry about previously limited annual leave. We are totally new to this blogging malarkey so will hopefully learn as we go.

Day 7 Orton to Kirkby Stephen

  Started 9:15 Arrived 2:30 Mileage 12.7 Ascent 3,395 ft     First day of the journey without being rained on.  A very pleasant walk through moorland and pastures.  Encountered 3 C2C walkers doing the trip in reverse and took … Continue reading

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Day 6 Bampton to Orton

Started at 10.10 Arrived at 4.05 Total Ascent 1,840 ft Distance 13.4 miles Latest start yet was due to very lazy landlady at our pub accommodation last night.  Terriffic little pub serving excellent meals including Steve’s third sticky toffee pudding … Continue reading

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Day 5 Patterdale to Bampton

Start Time 8.40 Arrived at 2.55 Distance 13.5 miles Total Ascent 4,151 ft Wettest day yet, stair-rod rain from start until 2.15  when we reached the end of Haweswater.  But are we discouraged??? Today we reached the highest point of … Continue reading

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Thanks for the comments

Thanks for all the words of support and advice.  We look forward to reading them every time we land somewhere with a wifi or good 3G connection.  Really appreciate your taking the time to follow our exploits, even tho’ there … Continue reading

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Day 4  Grasmere to Patterdale

  Started at 9.20 Arrived at 1.30 Total Ascent 3,510 ft Distance 7.16 miles   Late breakfast/start  due to lazy landlord not starting breakfast until 8.00.  We set off in damp conditions and opted for the challenging route up Little … Continue reading

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Technical issues with photos persist….

We’ve given up trying to load the pics on the move – it just won’t work.  Sorry but we will have to load them all when we get home.  As you can see, we have since loaded a small selection…

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Day 3 Stonethwaite to Grasmere

Start Time  9.10 Arrived 2.00 Distance  8.2 miles Total ascent 2,500 ft Day started very wet but as we approached Greenup Edge it brightened up and we had a nice spell of clear weather for the climb, giving us great … Continue reading

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Day 2 Ennerdale Bridge to Stonethwaite

  Start Time  8.40 Finish Time  4.40 Distance 16.7 miles Ascent 1173 mtrs   We had a lovely sunny start but had an immediate detour at Ennerdale Water due to rock fall at Robin Hood’s Seat – we took north … Continue reading

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Day 1 St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge

Started out at 9.25 Arrived at b&b 4.40 Mileage 15.0 Total ascent today 3192 feet Conditions – started in rain and fog but ground firm soon  deteriorated into the everglades without the crocks  mileage 15.0, i.e. 1.7 miles more than … Continue reading

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Photos….

3G isn’t great for uploading photos so we’ll be communicating with words only until we get to a wifi area. Cep now very giddy about tomorrow morning.  Steve just in awe of the best Sticky Toffee Pudding he’s ever had … Continue reading

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