C2C Day 2 - Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite

Wednesday 3rd August 2011

C2C Day 2 - Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite

The second day of the Coast to Coast is one of my favourites - You get to walk along the South side of Ennerdale passing Anglers Crag and Robin Hoods Chair and then up to the Black Sail hut with the High Stile Ridge on your left and Pillar etc. on your right - Not to mention Great Gable up ahead at the top of the valley. A cup of tea and a sit down is a must at the Black sail Hut with a chance to chat to other coasters who are always eager to swap walking stories and plans for the days ahead.

I love it here and it's just the best place to be - things are going great and the fells are soon to be challenged.

A good 'calf stretcher' is Loft Beck as the ascent is made to the saddle between Haystacks and Grey Knotts - It can be a struggle for some, as it's a reasonable climb, but once the height is gained it's easy walking over to and down to Honister Slate mine, at times via an old mining tramway.

After Honister, the gentle descent down to Rosthwaite is made and a few beers in the Walkers Bar at the Scafell Hotel on the evening were enjoyed.

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Distance: 14.9 miles
Duration: 8:30 hours
Ascent: 2156 ft
Difficulty: Moderate/Hard
Accompanied By: Paul
Weather: Warm & Sunny

3D outline of route