Day 087 : Barrow-in-Furness – Millom

Today, I try something different, I ditch the rucksack, on with the trainers instead of boots and see if I can run a marathon distance.

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Counting sheep, counting steps, I cover the distance, running on cycleways and along roads, but not without a few stops. Unfortunately, I chose a hot day to do it, I could have done with a bit of a breeze.

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Day 085 : Cark – Ulverston

From Station to Station today as I use the train to get to my start point today. This is very convenient as I’m still staying at the Youth Hostel in Arnside.

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Besides the railway station, Cark in Cartmel is a pretty village with a couple of pubs and a shop. Nearby, during the war there was an RAF airfield at Flookburgh.

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Day 084 : Milnthorpe – Cark

Today is market day in Milnthorpe where I start today’s walk. I take a walk around the stalls and say a cheery good morning to a few people.

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In the square I meet Sue who runs a butty van which is very popular. Sue started her business up 25 years ago under the Prince of Wales scheme. She was one of the first recipients of a grant from the Prince of Wales Trust. I can highly recommend her bacon baps.

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Day 083 : Morecambe – Milnthorpe

I actually start today a Hest Bank, just north of Morecambe, where I finished yesterday.

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Following the coastal path I pass caravan parks and camping sites that look over the vast sands and marshes of Morecambe Bay. The bay is notorious for its quicksands and moving tides. There are local royal appointed guides that can walk you across the bay, but that is only at certain times of the year.

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