Coast 2 Coast - Day 6

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August 22nd 2019
Published: August 23rd 2019
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Setting out for the day from Ennerdale Country House Hotel.
22 August, 2019, Thursday. Day 6 for blog day 3 for coast to coast.

Today we will again walk a section of the C2C trail that is new to me. Of the 21 miles covered by the end of the walk today, I have only walked 5 miles of it before.

It rained steadily and heavily all night. Breakfast menu was broad, so I chose eggs Benedict. Jim Bowman wanted to know if this was so named for the revolutionary war traitor.

Learning again how to wear the rain pants and gaitors was a half hour event getting ready. We set out in steady rain. Soggy guide books and all. Even the snails had taken to the high ground to escape the wet. Our route out of Cleator showed going over Dent mountain and through Black How woods. A signed pointed to an alternate route and stated C2C thru the woods was closed. We skirted the mountain to the north and east.

A sign sent us through a wet canyon with a trail of flowing water. The gortex Asolo boots were dry and gripped the wet surfaces well

Now about 3.5 miles into our walk we

Monitoring snails or looking for ripe blackberries to ear?
came to two signs to the C2C but they were at our backs. I now believe this would have been for those who had gone over the Dent mountain. When we had waded thru water and forged fiercely flowing Beck's for a quarter mile, We consulted maps and compass. Alas we were going SW not north.

The photos tell the tell of the weather and terrain.

This correct path was far easier. Having started at 0930, we arrived at the shepherds arms about 1415. Early but our rooms were ready. Total distance: 6.46 miles, 570 feet elevation gain, 4 hours 12 minutes

As we were on the final mile into Ennerdale Bridge we meet two Israeli couple from Tel Aviv who are walking the coast to coast.

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This snail high out of water

Two snails high on a flower stem

River When, hi and rapid

In the flow of the trail!

A blackface pink painted sheep

The weather an invisible mountain

More weather and wet walking

A bright bloom along the beck

So nice to find a sign when you so unsure of the last four turns being correct

Arriving at Shepherd Arms Hotel at Ennerdale Bridge

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