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Cumbrian Way

Cumbrian Way


Postby will0001 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:41 pm

Date walked: 03/07/2009

Time taken: 120

Distance: 118.5 km

Ascent: 3051m

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In 2009 at the tender age of 41 I decided to take up walking - so I thought start off with something easy - So I decided on the Cumbrian its on 70 odd miles EASY! I thought.... I also managed to fool a couple of my mates in to believing it would be easy as well... and the agreed to join me... here's the pics.
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The blissfully unaware of what's to come! at the start point in Ulverston

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We were so shagged out between Ulverston & Coniston we didn't take any pictures

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The first night camping

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Day two heading for langdale

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The begining of day three - Langdale camp site

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Heading into Mickleden

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Looking back to Langdale

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Foot of Stake Pass

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Catching our breath.. on the climb

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Over the top of the pass and looking into Langstrath - curious men at work sign made us chuckle as Andrew is a Roads Engineer...

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Looking back at Keswick on Day four...

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Round the Back of Skiddaw towards Caldbeck

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The flat stages of Day five, heading for Carlisle

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Finish point at Carlisle Train Station

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Aftermath

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More...

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......!

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last but not least...


Its hard to describe how much pain I was in with my feet.... and that was from day two onwards - I had to take two ibuprofen 30 minutes before I could put my boots on everyday. When I got home and my feet had the chance to swell to their full potential, I literally couldn't walk and had to crawl around the house for two days.

These pictures just emphasises how naive I was prior to doing this long distance walk.
So be warned if you're going to attempt a LDW - be prepared and be fit - you'll enjoy it SO much more.
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Re: Cumbrian Way

Postby JohnJoe » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:07 pm

Epic walk, well done.

Walking and carrying your stuff for camping for 5+ days and nights is pretty demanding (I imagine).
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