Month: June 2019

Coast to Coast 2019 – Days Six and Seven

Days Six and Seven Day six was a trip from Thirsk to Stockton on Tees by way of Rudland Rigg and the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge. The surface of Rudland Rigg had changed significantly since our last visit just over two years ago. There has been a lot of work done on the descent at the northern end and the trick…

Coast to Coast 2019 – Day Five

Day five We headed out from excellent farmhouse accommodation at Newsham just south of the A66 for our overnight stop in Thirsk.. Our first lane had a pretty ford and then we climbed into the hills.  When we arrived at the next UCR it had a motor vehicles prohibited sign which was disappointing as we had checked the legality of…

Coast to Coast 2019 – Day Four

Day four From Garsdale Head near Hawes we travelled to Newsham just south of the A66. The start of the day was damp and misty but soon the sun came out and gave us more spectacular view from the high route we had chosen. We started with the Cam Road and High Cam Road in the Pennines and went on…

Coast to Coast 2019 – Day Three

Day Three Starting at Great Salkeld we headed towards Garsdale Head near Hawes. We have dipped our tyres in some lovely fords today and travelled across some rocky roads high in the fells. The last time we crossed the ford on Breasthigh Road it was at the limit of our wading depth, today it barely made the wheels wet!. Not only…

Coast to Coast 2019 – Day Two

Day TWO It was a shorter day today with time to wander around Keswick and check out the shops. We travelled from Whitehaven to Great Salkeld. Starting with a fantastic lane overlooking Loweswater, around the back of Latrigg and along the Old Coach Road. The Coach Road has had a lot of work done on it since we were here…

Coast to Coast 2019

Day One Today we started another adventure, driving across the north of England from the west coast of Cumbria to the east coast of North Yorkshire. We are travelling mainly on back roads, unsurfaced county roads and byways. Day 1 is travelling from Barrow-in-Furness around the southern part of the Lake District and finishing a little higher up at Whitehaven….