In April 2015 we travelled from St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay using an all-terrain wheelchair (ATW). It was an adventure and a three-quarters. We captured the route in our book, In The Spirit Of Wainwright, which you can buy here, here or here. With Christmas coming, we'd recommend you do it now ;o) Here's some other groovy little things we learnt on the way.
1. Peas are vital before any long distance adventure.
2. Even the best laid plans of mice and accessthedales are subject to rain. Lots and lots of rain. And wind. Lots and lots of wind.
3. Don't eat too much garlic bread the night before a day's walk. Unless you want to spend time by yourself.
4. It's important to remember your table manners. You never know who might be looking.
5. What was that about the garlic?!?!?! Pay attention!!!
6. You will likely encounter 'stock' as you make your trek. Not all will be as cute and fluffy as us. Or these sheep. Do be careful around cows, especially with calves. There is a reason we don't have photos from that encounter.
7. Expect to be followed by some sinister shadowy shape from a horror movie. Or the cover of a Korn album.
8. Whilst you may be on country lanes that are taking you home to a place where you belong... remember, quick moving stuff can come a-whipping along... and usually does.
9. Be ready to become involved in some serious kit envy moments.
10. Expect there to be temper tantrums along the way.
11. And make sure you take a dictionary with you.
12. You might wish to take a shotgun with you as well. Or maybe a big stick. You just never know when those banjos may start a-pluckin'...