Day 2- The windy gap and the screaming woods!!!

I was grateful for the breakfast this morning, in the dinning room I met other C2C, all talking shop, at this point i was aware that i was the only one so far to be completing it self supported the others having luggage transferred across from point to point and so filled with cereal, eggs and salmon i set off around 8am. I made good progress plodding down the road to the start of Ennerdale water. But i was haunted by a number of men screaming in a thick woodland, not help me scream more we are hunting you screaming, this lasted a mile and i was still able to hear them a further mile away. But the safety and beauty of the lake kept me going.

Water falls abound and the temptation to stop and plunge was strong but I carried on. Soon i was upon black sail youth hostel, this must be an amazing place to stop the night, there was little sound hear other than sheep and wind.

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lunch

Lunch was had at the hostel before I decided on a re-route, quite why im not sure, but it seemed a good idea at the time. I climbed up Tongue and onto windy gap, which wasn’t that windy, I met a chap at the top and we chatted before he pointed me in the direction I wanted to head, descending down Aaron stack to Styhead tarn I took a little run, using the scree to skate down in really good time, following the path along Styhead Gill and into Seatoller.

, Ifollowed hte road before hitting the fist camp site, the note directing me towards the house to pay. Here I made use of the showers at the farm, before making a quick safety call to my beloved and then back towards the camp site, never was I so gald to set up camp for the night.

Today my pack continues to cause issues, it’s now rubbing my lower back and has rubbed it raw, this sting I can’t even explain somewhere close to a bad gravel rash. My feet ache but no blisters and I have the same aches as yesterday. surprisingly my legs are great I have no pulled muscles or aches testament to the trail running. I lost my sun glasses somewhere on Ennerdale?

Walked 18miles or 40,000 steps and burned around 4000 calories.

Hopefully with shap looming I can hit Patterdale in good time and then Wednesday’s walk to meet my partner.

Published by bimblingmike

a hiker, a runner and bearded man

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