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 – Day 2: Caldbeck to Keswick

I awoke after a restful sleep to a light drizzle fizzing on the sides of my tent. I opened the flap and studied the outdoors trying to judge the extent of the potential rain. I decided to better be safe than sorry and pulled on my rain shell and bag cover after packing away the … Continue reading The Cumbria Way – Day 2: Caldbeck to Keswick

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