Thanks to some sage advice from previous Coasters, I think we have a plan for getting out of Robin Hood's Bay. I was directed to a bus schedule that leads me to believe there's a bus every half hour (or so) that goes west. After about an hour's ride, we'll get off in Scarborough and find the train station. From there, its about a 3 hour trip to Manchester. Easy, right?!
Well, that remains to be seen. By then, we'll be footsore and exhausted but hopefully also exhilarated. I'm guessing that our abilities to problem solve and navigate will have been be so greatly challenged the previous 19 days that finding a bus to a train station should be a walk in the park. Hell, if we can successfully navigate our way across the whole of Great Britain, over mountains, through peet bogs, through the desolate moors, then we should be able to find a bus going in the right direction.
I'll have to hold off on the pints that day until we arrive in Manchester. Or I could let Lauren lead the way....
17 Day Itinerary
Our walk begins in St. Bee's on the West Coast of Great Britain at the Irish Sea. Almost 200 miles later, we will find ourselves at the North Sea in Robin Hood's Bay.
Day 1 - Moor Row, 9 miles The Jasmine House
Day 2 - Ennerdale, 8 miles Low Cock How Farm
Day 3 - Seatoller, 14 miles Seatoller Farm
Day 4 - Grasmere, 10.5 miles Town Head Farm
Day 5 - Patterdale, 7.5 miles Grisdale Lodge
Day 6 - Shap, 16 miles Brookfield House
Day 7 - Orton, 8 miles The Westons
Day 8 - Kirby Stephen, 13.5 miles The Black Bull
Day 9 - Keld, 14 miles Keld Lodge
Day 10 - Richmond, 14 miles The Old Brewery
Day 11 - Danby-Wiske, 14 miles Old School House
Day 12 - Osmotherly, 12 miles 32 South End
Day 13 - Clay Bank Top, 11 miles The Maltkiln House
Day 14 - Blakley Ridge, 8.5 miles The Sevenford House
Day 15 - Grosmont, 14 miles The Station Inn
Day 16 - Robin Hood's Bay, 16 miles The Raven House
Of course, these distances don't account for getting lost and doubling back a few times, avoiding an aggressive herd of heifers or navigating the moors.... or wandering off in search of a pint.