Today was Keld to Richmond, my first of 3 big days.
The great part was that I got to walk with Rich, a friend from the NE. He parked up in Richmond, then cycled to Keld, all for 08:30! (He’ll then drive home via Keld to collect his bike). Great to see you Rich – and a huge thanks for keeping me going. Thanks also to Jane and the boys for lettting him come!
Today has been the first time I’ve arrived somewhere and found myself still hurting even after a shower and meal. I’ve also finally picked up my first foot sores – the uppers of two toes have suffered slightly, and will need the Compeed plasters tomorrow.
The weather today was finally good, so it was an easy decision to take the high level route from Keld. The old mine stuff never fails to fascinate, and the going was also pretty good (and dry!) on the hard tracks up there.


This was probably my second favourite day today, after Kidsty Pike and Haweswater.


My running watch battery went flat at 20 miles – but I’d guess tody’s total was 23 miles, done in 8.5 hrs, including 30 mins for a lunch stop (our only real stop) in Reeth.


Thanks to all for all the comments, they’ve become a real joy to look forward to every evening. Sorry I’m not finding the time to reply in person, but hopefully I’m providing at least some answers in these updates. Michael: this morning I’ve finally realised who you are – after all those years I don’t recall hearing your surname before!

PS No company or beer tonight: but an early night will suit me just fine.

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2 Responses to “CtoC Day 8”

  1. Michael Cullen on April 26th, 2013 at 22:54

    yes tis I Neil, Linda and I have been looking forward to reading your daily updates each evening, who is Julia Bradbury?

  2. Zella Arbouys on April 27th, 2013 at 06:05

    Julia Bradbury is the female, 21st century version of dear old Arthur W. The BBC sent her to retrace Arthur’s steps on the Coast to Coast! Good that they got a woman doing it, only totally unrealistic as what woman in the real world could take 2 weeks away from the kids to do a long distance walk!! There is a CD about her journey!