Life is becoming a little bit mundane, I am in need of an adventure. I have an idea. I am going to a party in, guess where, Blackpool, ha ha, yes I am going there again. My friend Carol's sister, Shirley, who is also my friend, is having a 60th birthday party. She was 60 in November but she cannot officially retire until the 23rd of July because of the government moving the goal posts, so she is having her party on that day.
Last time I went over Lancashire way I combined it with a visit to Yorkshire, it seems such a waste to go straight there and back, keeping in mind that I am only going for the party and will not be looking round Blackpool again. So what can I do this time to add a bit of interest, and get my money's worth.
I know.......I will walk back home. I have been wanting to do a long distance walk for ages but couldn't make my mind up which one to tackle. This is the perfect opportunity, I will do my own Coast to Coast, Blackpool to Hull, that way I can get the bus home when I am finished :o)
I have roughly guessed it will be about 115 miles, but I will check the exact distance when I have worked out the route. I reckon the prettier way to go will be Longridge, Skipton, Wetherby and York, thus missing the big towns and cities.
I will have to get public transport to Blackpool and as I will have all day to get there I will look at bus timetables so I can use the bus pass. It goes without saying I will aim to keep the cost down. I will have to pay for accommodation because I will not be carrying a tent etc. Some will be pre booked hostels or camping barns, but some days I will just look for a B & B.
I've only two weeks to organise this, I'll keep you updated when I have more details. Good eh! Brilliant idea!
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