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Accommodation for Coast to Coast walkers

31 March 2011 / News / Walks

One of the great walks to do in the UK is Wainright’s Coast to Coast Walk

Route of the Coast to Coast Walk via Wikipedia

Traditionally starting at St bees on the west coast and ending at Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast the route passes right by Thorney How situated right in the centre of the Lake District National Park on an adjacent track. Several guests that we have booked in are already using the Hostel as a nights stay at Grasmere, one of the potential stopovers in the early stages of the 192 mile journey.

The Sherpa Van offers travellers a convenient regular daily baggage moving service between key Coast to Coast locations such as Grasmere. We are please to announce that we are now one of the accommodation providers listed via The Sherpa Van’s website, although at the time of writing this all of the reviews added to the site were from when Thorney How was managed by the YHA.


Two weeks to go

23 January 2011 / Business / Planning

Our house in Kentmere is already full of packed boxes yet we’ve still got so much to do.

The removal firm is now booked and we are hoping to get access to Thorney How a couple of days before hand to sort through stuff at that end and create some space for our own belongings before they arrive.

Meanwhile we have some business planning to do to ensure that we have everything in order. Carolyn and I will be entering into a business partnership and we will have to register the new business as Thorney How.

We’ve also been talking to many people in readiness for action as soon as we arrive such as setting up a new website, repairing the flat roof, doing a full site survey, preparing planning applications etc. etc.

One of the quirks of our bank finance was that we needed to demonstrate that Thorney How had Existing Use Registration allowing us to continue as a hostel and for us to live there. The Lake District National Park basically said that this was a no brainer as the YHA had operated there as a hostel since 1935 and had used the accommodation for their managers. The YHA have provided a statement to verify this and essentially the legal use cannot be challenged. The bank seems to be happy again now.

Next weekend we will be taking a short break away in Derbyshire, then we will be hopefully making final readiness for the move.