Coast to Coast: Finding Wainwright's England (Paperback)

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Why was I here? And where was here, anyway? I knew we were somewhere on the North Yorkshire Moors, heading towards the Lion Inn up at Blakey Ridge, but other than that, I had no idea how far we had come, or how far we had left to go. My clothes were wet, down to my underwear, and my blistered feet had been wet since we had set off this morning. To top all of this off, it was hard to see any further than a few feet in front of us because of the mist and the rain. The only sign of another human being was the faint hint of yellow from the waterproof cover of a backpack in front of me somewhere, which I think belonged to Chris. At least I hoped it did, because I had been following whoever it was for the last hour. This was all a far cry from the glorious weather, which paradoxically, had often been too hot, that had marked the beginning of our walk. That part of the walk seemed to have started so long ago and the good weather had originally promised to bless us all of the way. That now seemed so far away and I longed to be dry once again. I was sick of all this and I felt like giving up. I was missing my family, and felt guilty about my absence, and I was constantly worrying about whether or not my little boy was having all of his tablets every day, which it would not be an exaggeration to say, were keeping him alive. I think I was having a wobble. . .- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Join Paul, as he takes to the great outdoors and follows in the great Alfred Wainwright's footsteps on one of the world's best known and most popular walks. Taking in beautiful valleys, misty moors, lovely lakes and pleasing plains, find out about the literal and spiritual highs and lows of this 192-mile walk from St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay, all told in a flowing, candid and light-hearted story that turns tragedy into triumph.Delving into the history as he goes along, this book will make you want to follow in his footsteps yourself, or if you have already done the Coast to Coast, you will want to grab your shoes and do it again.Mysterious monsters, funny facts and famous figures await. Who knew that there could be so much history attached to this walk. Bridges built for lovers, amazing stories of pirates, devastating murders, stone circles, plots to blow the lake district sky high and ghost stories are all amusingly told against the backdrop of the walk itself.Paul and his friends spend two weeks tracing Wainwrights footsteps in search of an England of old, one that may not have changed as much as you would expect. Faced with challenges from the weather, from themselves and from other hikers, they get drenched, sunburned and lost, all in equal proportions, and time and again are forced to hide in pubs.This book will make you laugh and will make you cry and if you want to know if they make it, then read on to find out more.This is Paul's third book, following up on the success of 54 Degrees North and Rambling On.Paul Amess was born and bred in Hull, Yorkshire, and spent many years travelling the world to exotic places until it finally dawned on him that the best place in the world was right on his own doorstep. He now spends as much of his time as possible walking around England learning about its fascinating history and meeting often interesting and usually strange people.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798563177840
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: November 11th, 2020
Pages: 228
Language: English