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Coast to Coast in under 40 hours?

26 March 2013 / Charity / Coast To Coast / Guests / Running

James Thurlow certainly has a mission. In support of JDRF – a charity which funds research in Type 1 diabetes, James is running the Coast to Coast long distance footpath, east to west as fast as he can.

See how fast here: http://www.howfast.org

A recent guest booked into the hostel for a one night stay in the wintry conditions of last weekend. He asked for an early checkout, as with all guests we usually try to find out a little about what brings them to Grasmere and what they are hoping to achieve during their stay.

James Thurlow

James’s story was an unusual one. James is planning to run the Coast to Coast, Wainright’s popular long distance path. As we are one the main outdoor visitor’s accommodation providers in Grasmere and located right by the Coast to Coast route we get a lot of walkers beating a trail to our door.

This year it is the 40th anniversary of the publication of Wainright’s Coast to Coast guide, so we are expecting more and more unusual activity this year. See The Wainright Society.

James himself has type 1 diabetes and is a regular outdoor sports event participant and runs his own business Open Adventure promoting Adventure Racing in the North of England and the rest of the UK.

You can help support his project to support research in Type 1 diabetes by donating to JDRF via the Just Giving page

His run from Grasmere to St Bees on Monday is recorded here

We wish him the very best of luck and we hope to see him again as he passes by in June.


A great morning for Photographs

31 August 2012 / Weather / Walks / Grasmere / Coast To Coast / Photography

Three great photos for you this morning, with morning mist and blue skies – looking forwards to a grand day in the Lakes.

View towards Helvellyn

Up towards Helvellyn, this is the Coast to Coast route to Patterdale. Views of Seat Sandal. Grisedale Hause (the Gap before Grisedale Tarn), Fairfield and Great Rigg.

Helm Crag from the How at Throney How

This is our view of Helm Crag from the top of the How at Thorney How, overlooking our roof line.

First Autumn Colours Grasmere

First autumn colours appearing in the garden.


Coast To Coast Blog by one of our guests June 2011

31 October 2011 / Hostelling / Walks / Coast To Coast

We enjoyed reading ‘Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk’ a blog by Paul Tinker who completed the walk with his mate Dave and dog Toby, June 5th-June 16th 2011.

Thorney How was their Grasmere stop over, glad you made it guys!

The Coast to Coast Walk is the brainchild of Alfred Wainwright. It crosses three National Parks, and includes some of England’s best loved scenery. It is generally considered best to start at St. Bees beside the Irish Sea. The walk then passes through the mountains of the Lake District, across the Pennines and down into Swaledale, then over The North York Moors and beyond to Robin Hood’s Bay and the east coast.

Thorney How in Grasmere is one of the primary stops along the walk as the path crosses right by our main entrance.

See The Blog Here

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