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C-C review having completed the walk using the guide
on 30 July 2006
Just completed this superb 190mile walk (end July 06). This lets you see the very best of England Coast, Lakes, Mountains, Pennines and Moors. Great sites on the way including the grave of Henry Jenkins 169 years (touching the grave adds years to your life, someone on the way told us!) We did it in just under 9 days camping and 1 night in Youth Hostel Keld (superb hostel) Most would do it in 12-18 and soak in the scenary. I would suggest taking a new guide like this book, good cear directions and buy a strip map (Harvey) and take a compass for those enevitable slips off the path.
The guide, bad first...does not include accomodation lists or camp sites or pubs(which the Amazon write up says it does) It refers constantly to interesting things to see but does not indicate where they are on the map. Why it does not include information on where to get water baffles me. We were despirate on one occasion. Do they drive the route by car or is Terry a camel?. Why not tell about the shower you can have for 50p next to the Tourist info centre in Richmond? or for that matter where toilets are on route?
The Good ... directions are very clear and accurate. The write up on things to see are well written and just the right length. The book is pocket sized and well bound.