Enjoyed it immensely.

 It’s a challenge and at times it was harder than we expected especially when the rain is lashing down on you and the wind blowing. But even then there is a great feeling of having finished your day successfully. Mid October is quite late to do the walk and because of lack of daylight (and time) we were not able to do the whole thing in one go but at least we have something else to look forward to in Spring. One of the advantages of this time of year though was the changing of the colours to Autumn and a highlight was hearing and seeing Stags near Haweswater. It also meant that we were able miss some of the crowds of the peak summer months – we only met 4 other coast to coast walkers and saw nobody on our walk from Shap to Kirkby Stephen. The only thing that we would probably change would be to have a stop in Grasmere as we could have enjoyed the two days more and possibly added St Sunday Crag which we have done before but enjoyed it so much unlike the other option of Striding Edge! All in all we had a jolly good time and looking forward to finishing it.