Day 8 Kirkby Stephen to Keld

Started 9:55
Arrived 2:05
Distance 11.5 miles
Ascent 2,260 ft

After a late start due to a mooch around KS, we decided to take the winter route to Keld and leave the heathland to the bog snorkelers and grouse shooters. How glad we were of our decision when the heavens opened and dumped 3 hours of persistent heavy rain on the area. As we were walking on the lanes, at least we were only getting soaked from above (clean, fresh water) rather than having to wade through the boggiest part of the entire C2C. Today we left Cumbria and crossed the Pennine watershed and are now firmly in our second national park, the Yorkshire Dales. (We are now officially half way through the C2C walk.) We made good progress on the lanes and by 3 o’clock were fresh as daisies and sat watching the rugby league players get soaked at Wembley while we were enjoying afternoon drinks. Highlight of the day was finding a spotlessly clean porta-loo in the middle of nowhere. Very handy!

Wet feet ahead (again)

One county down, and one to go…

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.
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2 Responses to Day 8 Kirkby Stephen to Keld

  1. annebond says:

    I suppose that a Portaloo would be very handy after lastnights curry

    • Steve & Cep says:

      Thinking of another curry tonight – would you mind delivering another portaloo somewhere on tomorrow’s route for us?

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