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Old 03-19-2006, 11:31 PM   #1
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So I'm seriously considering walking the Coast-to-Coast trail in England over a couple weeks in May. I'm no newbie to hiking, so I feel pretty confident in my ability to trudge 15-20 miles a day with a pack, but I've never done it outside the US. Has anyone done any long distance walking in the UK? Stories or wisdom you'd like to share?

Particularly, I'm curious about the camping barns and/or tent camping along the way (that is, in the Lake District, Peak District, or the Yorkshire Moors).

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Oh, I just read an article about this a few months back - sounds awesome, I'd love to hear more if you do it. (Sorry no tips to share.)

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From my only camping experience in the UK: I hope you like mud!

Ok, in all fairness, that was at Glasto which is known for mud, but that's the permanent impression I'll have about traipsing through the English countryside!
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^ mine to and im from here! There was a guy that did it naked a few months ago...omi didnt you post a picture of this somewhere?
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Yeah, I don't remember the thread, but I don't want to look it up. Too disturbing!
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Hiking 200 miles nude sounds . . . uncomfortable. And cold. Eww.

Sigh. The things people will do to get their name in the papers . . .
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Steve Gough and his girlfriend walked the entire length of the UK all the way to John O'Groats. They were walking for some reason... make people more comfortable with their bodies or something.
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I did parts of the Cornish Coastal Path and it was awesome. Tons of B&Bs in the area, which is what I stayed at. As for camping, I agree with Omi: This is Britain...perpare to get wet!

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