How a 309km walk across the UK countryside in 13 days ignited a passion
by Freeman McCall
Dad and I arrived in England in mid-July to begin a 13-day walk across the width of the country and it was a typical UK summer.
The sky was grey and gloomy, and the trains were on strike.
The Coast to Coast is a long-distance footpath from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire that fell-walker Alfred Wainwright planned. The story goes that he didn’t get on well with his wife so he did a lot of walking.