Roger Hopper, UK
Overall, I found the holiday great, memorable and challenging (the wild weather certainly played it’s part!). Your organisation was first class in every way and I would not hesitate to recommend you to others. .
I found navigation surprisingly tricky at some points (and I rate myself a pretty good navigator/map reader) – the Coast to Coast Path Guide you supplied was absolutely invaluable as an aid to navigation and a great source of other info.
Equipment wise, I was very glad I had a walking pole on the extremely windy days – would have really struggled without it. I think it’s a real safety aid in the exposed Cumbria stage. I was also glad I had a compass at times.
Found Orton an unexpectedly interesting village to stop at, the accommodation brilliant and the walking stage from Orton to Kirkby particularly satisfying with the scenery a lovely contrast to the earlier stages.