Dh and I are keen to do this in May. We like walking but I haven't done any long stretches for a while. We are going to train as we live on the Durham coast and there's plenty of different terrain for walks.
Any advice appreciated. Places that are good for camping or just staying for b&b.
We're thinking of getting a cooker that's easy to carry.
Hi there, I did the C2C a couple of years ago. I'd be happy to answer any questions. It was a brilliant experience. It might be best for you to decide now if you are going for B&Bs or camping, as decent B&Bs book up very quickly, and depending on where you decide to stop, some places have very little accommodation. Many will already be booked.
Camping is an option of course. We met some people doing it and carrying all their stuff and to be honest they looked broken at some parts of the trip, there are a few stages where there are no shops etc so you need to be carrying enough food etc. Or of course you can use a Sherpa service to transport your camping gear and just take day packs.
Make sure you do plenty of multi day walks in training, even if you are an experienced walker, if you haven't done many days in a row, it can come as a shock especially putting your boots on day after day.
If you want to know anything specific then feel free to pm me. Happy to help (and I'm very envious! )
I did the c2c on a bike some years ago. No really useful advice, just wanted to say that the people we met on the way (mostly B&B owners etc) were lovely. They really took an interest and went way above and beyond to help us out. I think you'll have a great time.
We stayed in some lovely B&Bs, I'll message you at some point next week and send you some more info. You might be fine for availability, we were a big group so that added complications.
And yes to the cleaner clothing thing... B&B owners are brilliant with washing and drying stuff, and some have drying rooms. We had awful weather for 4 days through the Lake District and can't imagine having to have camped then put wet clothes and boots on again. I know plenty of people do it, but they are clearly tougher than me, I like warm socks and a clean bed!