LME walks

Lakeland Mountain Experience Guided Walks

26/09/2016 11:52 AM
Day 14 the Final Day Coast to Coast – September 2016
The final day is always a mixed blessing – soreness in the bones, some thoughts perhaps of getting back to work or normality, even some thoughts of ‘never again’! Nonetheless, the day is here and we leave Egton Bridge to head for Bay Town. The day is relatively straightforward with no big climbs other than […]

23/09/2016 04:21 PM
Coast to Coast – Days 10-13 Richmond to Osmotherly, Blakey Ridge and Egton Bridge
Richmond to Osmotherly is one a 26 mile slog across the Vale of Mowbray – and somehow comes as a ‘surprise’ to many Coasters for some reason – it is well documented as a hard day and THAT it is. With and average daily speed of 2 mph so far on the C2C  this promises […]

20/09/2016 09:15 PM
Coast to Coast – Day 9 – Reeth to Richmond
Well here we are with another easy stroll through delightful countryside alongside the River Swale – 10 1/2 miles of recovery, which  is just as well because we have 25+ miles across the Vale of Mowbray tomorrow. Overall, today’s walk is not a spectacular day as we leave the Pennines behind but with the sun […]

19/09/2016 08:57 PM
Coast to Coast – Day 8 – Keld to Reeth
Another easy day for the Coasters with a 0930 start and just short of 12 miles through Swaledale to arrive in Reeth early afternoon. The day is one of the easiest and most picturesque on the whole C2C so   I just met the group find their own pace and determine their arrival time in […]

19/09/2016 08:25 PM
Coast to Coast – September 2016 – Day 7 Kirkby Stephen to Keld
Today is a red letter day – we reach half way at Keld and we crisis the Pennines and the watershed for the northern uk where water now flows to the North Sea rather than the Irish Sea. BUT the legendary peat bogs of Nine Standards Rigg await those unsuspecting souls who aren’t fleet of […]

17/09/2016 09:10 PM
Coast to Coast – September 2016 – day 6 Shap to Kirkby Stephen
Todays hike across the Westmorland Plateau doesn’t have prolonged gradients or rocky sole-mashing trails, just genteel grassy strolls across the limestone bedrock . So all in all, after the previous 5 days of volcanic rock in the Lake District, this is a recovery day, especially with improving fitness levels. A mere 21 miles across steady […]

16/09/2016 09:03 PM
Coast to Coast – September 2016 – Day 5
Day 5 from Patterdale to Shap is a 16 mile trek over the highest point of the C2C at Kidsty Pike with a sharp descent over Kidsty Howes to the shores of Haweswater. First we need to climb some after breakfast to Boredale Hause and Angle Tarn. We left Christine and Bob in Patterdale today […]

15/09/2016 08:23 PM
Coast to Coast – September 2016 – Day 4
Dawn broke with an eerie mist over the Grasmere Fells but Carol from the BBC Weather service assured me of another warm and sunny day for day 4 on the C2C! We were back to full strength this morning with everyone walking and looking forward to another ‘easy’ day in Lakeland. It’s only 8 miles […]

14/09/2016 08:46 PM
Coast to Coast September 2016 – day 3
So a nice short day today from Stonethwaite over Greenup Edge to drop into Easedale and Grasmere.  Unfortunately, Christine felt that her muscles were a little tight after the first two days and so opted for a scenic bus tour to Grasmere via Keswick. The day started a little misty but soon turned out to […]

14/09/2016 06:34 AM
Coast to Coast – September 2016
We are off again with 13 Coasters all fit and raring to get at the challenge. A good mix of nationalities represented with Australians, an American and a sprinkling of Brits for good measure! The group vary in age from 22 to 72 with an average age of 58 – so I am expecting great […]