The Cumbria Way – Day 4: Chapel Stile to Coniston

I should have repositioned my tent last night. I woke several times in the night balled up having slipped down my sleeping pad like a water slide and pooled in my bag against the tent door. Still being too stubbornly tired to get out and do something useful about it, I had simply tried various … Continue reading The Cumbria Way – Day 4: Chapel Stile to Coniston

The Cumbria Way – Day 3: Keswick to Chapel Stile

There was a pink, candyfloss sky sweeping around me as I left the barn at 0500. As I walked a footpath to a lane, jumped a stile, and walked another, the pinkness deepened and then waned again as the sun stretched up and I got back to Keswick, walked a few streets, posted my postcards, … Continue reading The Cumbria Way – Day 3: Keswick to Chapel Stile

The Cumbria Way: Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List

The county of Cumbria has been on quite the global journey in the last 500 million years. Back then it sat, along with the rest of England and Wales, in the landmass of Avalonia that floated around the South Pole. Scotland and Northern Ireland were quite separate; lying somewhere near the equator as part of … Continue reading The Cumbria Way: Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List