Saturday, 7 August 2010

Coast to Coast 2010 - Day 2

Ennerdale Bridge to Stonethwaite - 6 Aug

The first eight miles or so of today's walk was on the level, alongside Ennerdale Water then due east on a forest track to Black Sail Hut where they have a brew kit to make yourself a hot drink. From there it's a hard climb before the drop to Honistor Pass and further down to Borrowdale. A total of about sixteen and a half miles.

I'm well and truly in the Lake District now.

The highlight of the day though wasn't the scenery or an event, it was a person - Diana. She runs The Fox & Hounds at Ennerdale Bridge. As well as being the perfect host, she tends the bar, cooks the food and delivers it to the table. And she looks after everyone. Thanks Diana from me and the other Coast to Coasters at The F&H on Thursday night and Friday morning.

Image is view down to Honister Hause.

3 comments:

Martin Rye said...

Nice one Brian. Keep at it. Looks like a fine walk so far.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

It's always difficult having to miles of flat stuff early in the day leaving the hard work till later. Looks like you're in the business end now.
I remember it was a long walk back along the Ennerdale road in waterproofs after getting drenched on Cawfell

Brian Cowling said...

Thanks Martin, J.

Next stop Patterdale, or beyond to eat into the longer trek to Shap.