England’s Coast-to-Coast Trail

England’s Coast-to-Coast Trail

Having recently taken part in the TGO Challenge, a walk across the Scottish highlands from the west coast to the North Sea, I got to reminiscing about another great coast-to-coast walk.

Back in the summer of 2012, Michael and I walked Wainwright’s coast-to-coast trail in northern England. It goes right from one side of the country to the other – from the North Sea, across 300 km of mountains, moors, and classic English countryside to the cliffs of the Irish sea. Here’s my journal and some photos from our adventure…

Usually, people walk the trail from west to east and stay in B&Bs along the route but we chose to go in reverse and to camp as much as we could. This let us save what we felt was the most beautiful (and difficult!) part for last.

We actually started 20km south of the usual ending point (Robin Hood's Bay), letting us enjoy an extra day of walking along misty sea-cliffs.
We actually started 20km south of the usual ending point (Robin Hood’s Bay), letting us enjoy an extra day of walking along misty sea-cliffs.
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From Sunday Roast to Lasagne di Spinaci in 3 Easy Steps

From Sunday Roast to Lasagne di Spinaci in 3 Easy Steps

It’s an age-old question. How do you get to enjoy hearty meat pie, creamy gruy√®re fondue, and crisp lemon gelato all in the course of a few short weeks? That’s what we set out to discover as we travel from Oxford to Zurich then twist through the Alps into the Lakes District of Italy. Here are some of the culinary treasures we uncover.

Oxford Castle, bacon breakfast sandwich, sunday roast
Oxford Castle, bacon breakfast sandwich, Sunday roast

It’s hard to beat a breakfast bap stuffed with bacon. Crunchy bread loaded with crispy, salty bacon. Continue reading “From Sunday Roast to Lasagne di Spinaci in 3 Easy Steps”