🐾 The Long Walk Home
Well I just can’t help myself, I’ve decided to do something loopy and in the process try and raise some money for charity if I can. I did say no challenges this year, that idea lasted all of 6 weeks! No surprise there, but this time it does not include a motorcycle!
The idea is a simple one… to walk home! However the start point is 192 miles away on the West coast of England, at St Bees in Cumbria. The end point will be on the East coast at Robin Hoods Bay. In between is the rugged Lake District, the picturesque Yorkshire Dales and the raw North Yorkshire Moors. The route will follow Wainwright’s walk from coast to coast, his schedule for this is 12 days (13 nights) and is classed as “tough” for a seasoned walker. Not tough enough, as I plan to do this in 10 days which equates to an average of 19.2 miles per day. So on this occasion I will be replacing horse power with leg power!
This is all planned for June 2018, I will travel to the start point on Thursday 14th June. Day one will commence on Friday 15th June from St Bees and the challenge is hopefully planned to finish on day 10 (Sunday 24th June) at Robin Hood’s Bay. June was chosen specifically to make use of maximum daylight, with June 21st being the longest day. So there is a bit of logic applied to this mad idea!
All equipment I need for the duration I will carry. I also aim to take Jess my Border Terrier who will be just shy of her 6th birthday at the time. I will also be carrying everything I need for me and including her 10 day rations and bed. Should she show signs of struggling or in need of a rest, I will carry her too. I will not push her beyond her limits, but I will be testing mine. I will get to spend some serious quality time with Jess, in some beautiful countryside.
So why am I doing this?.. because it’s out there and it’s been on my bucket list for a while. In the process I aim to raise as much money as I can for the Border Terrier Welfare, a charity special to me and so many other BT owners and friends. As with everything I do, all expenses for this challenge will be at my cost and all donations (plus gift aid) will go to the Border Terrier Welfare charity.
For people wanting to follow live progress, I will be taking my tracker which I’ve used on so many other challenges. Although this time the pace will be a little slower!
Thank you for taking the time to read this 👍
Paul & Jess 🐾