Sunday, 7 January 2007

C2C recon 1

One podcast I listened to on Saturday was the TGO Show nr 7. All about Alfred Wainwright, and included a piece about the Coast to Coast. There's a campaign underway to have it designated as a National Trail [link]. 2007 is the centenary of AW's birth, so it would be nice if the powers that push pens got it together for that.

Also from TGO, in the magazine this time, a mention of "The Original Coast to Coast B&B Accommodation Guide". Some information from the 2007 edition is reprinted on the web with permission of the author, Doreen Whitehead.

I'll need to get a planning weekend set aside and start planning it. Only 2 things concern me. One is the transport to and from the trail head/foot, and the second issue is the access laws in England relating to wildcamping. I simply can't afford to pay for accommodation unless there is really no alternative. A fall-back position would be to tackle the Southern Upland Way, or maybe Offa's Dyke. But I don't know about either of these trails at the moment.