The Final Chapter.


So we have made it. After months of running and walking, it is crazy to believe that it is over. Before I tell you about where I have been, I thought that I would share a photo with you. This is my Grandad, sister and I, we are messing around on the patio of my home, in Belgium. This was taken a few months before he passed, just before we went on our final holiday to Greece. While I have some great photos of him there, I do not think he would be too happy as he didn’t really like photos of himself. 

I came across this photo recently when I began to think about this challenge ending. I just wanted to reiterate my thank you’s for all the amazing support that I have received throughout my challenge. I am so delighted that I can do something to help Macmillan.

This time I ran/walked 12.77km. This means I have completed my challenge and a little extra. Let’s just say I took an extra detour to get a virtual ice-cream at the end 🙂

Robin Hood’s Bay, the final destination is an old fishing village on the Heritage coast. It has a fantastic sandy beach as well as rock pools and ancient fossils. It really is a beautiful place to end the journey.

Robin Hood's Bay - Yorkshire Coast | Welcome to Yorkshire

Finishing the challenge over some magnificent cliff tops. I can’t wait to one day be there in person.

7th to the 11th of July:


I made it to Great Broughton, Blakey Ridge and Glaisdale. I went 68.41km this time, meaning I am 21.41km/31km to Robin Hood’s Bay. With 9.59km until I reach my final destination. Meaning I now traveled a total of 286.41km.

Okay so Great Broughton is very similar to other villages we have passed so far. It is a traditional place found in North Yorkshire, also situated on the edge of the national park. There is plenty of accommodation and three pubs. Not only this but an award winning hotel!

Things to do in Great Broughton | Mulgrave Properties

Our next stop was Blakely Ridge. This is a stunning village and one of the most important areas of heather moorland in the whole of Europe. When traveling along the ridge, you will see the remains of ironstone mine workings. This was a present industry from 1856 until the 1920s. It is very popular amongst walkers. It is probably the highest and most isolated stop on the wainwright trip, there are only 2 buildings. There is a pub with good accommodation and a great bar and restaurant.

Landscape picture prints of Heather on north Yorkshire Moors - David  Speight Photography

Finally, we venture virtually to the penultimate stop of our adventure. Glaisdale is a scenic hillside village on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. It was built in the 19th century and was originally a mining village. Iron ore was super abundant in the hills surrounding. Now for the important information, there is a pub that provides meals and beds and other accommodation possibilities such as camping too. There is also a village shop and a train station.

Things To Do In Glaisdale And The Surrounding Areas | The Whitby Guide

Next time I am updating you, I will be at my final point of destination. As we are nearing the end of our virtual adventure together, I thought I would include a map of where we have been together.

In the last few months we have covered a huge distance. This could not have been done without the support of everyone from the just giving page and people who have come out with me to do some exercise. All this has helped me with this challenge. One day when Covid and my age/ running ability permits, I would love to tackle this challenge in person.

Until next time 🙂

11th of May to the 27th of May

Hi everyone,

I ran/walked… another 14.98km. Meaning I made it to Ingleby Cross. With only Great Broughton, Blakely Ridge, Glaisdale and Robin Hood’s Bay to go, I would just love to thank everyone for your support.

A special thank you to Tamzin and Rich, Amanda Collins and family, the Vogel’s, the Neames, my Grandma Janet Scott, Uncle Nick and family, Uncle Mark and family, Grandma Jean, the Dedeyans, the Vargas’, Maja and family, my parents, Hannah, and annoymous. I genuinely never thought I would raise this much. I mean I raised the bar from 1 pound per kilometre to 2 after a month.

Now for the challenge. I made it to Ingleby Cross, an idyllic village with stunning views. It is very popular with walkers and is near to a much bigger village called Ingleby Arncliffe.

Blue Bell Inn, Ingleby Cross

To be honest between you and me looks like a typical countryside village yet it has been put on the map because of the coast to coast walk. It’s main attraction is the Bluebell inn but there are lots of places to stay like the Ingleby House Farm, Park House Walkers Bed and Breakfast and more.

Next time I update you on my adventure I will have hopefully made it to Great Broughton.

3rd of May to the 10th of May


So we are nearly coming to the end of my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh volunteering slot. However, I have not completed the challenge yet, so I am going to keep going even if it takes me 6 months to complete.

So I ran/walked 47.74km this time. Which means I made it to Richmond and Danby Wiske.

This is thanks to my practice Bronze award expedition. It was super fun. Before I tell you about where I have been virtually, I just would like to tell you what a great opportunity Bronze is. It is so fun, my group and I got a little lost in a campsite but it not only teaches you navigation skills but the value of teamwork and leadership. Not only do you learn new skills, you also learn what skills you have and are able to develop them. 

Richmond is a beautiful market town in the Yorkshire Dales. It has a Norman castle, Georgian architecture, a large cobbled market place with museums and monuments. It also has the fast flowing river Swale.

Council launches marketing campaign to attract more visitors to  Richmondshire - Richmondshire Today

Welcome to Richmond North Yorkshire | Discover the Jewel in the Heart of  North Yorkshire | Richmond Onlne - The Original Richmond Website


Danby Wiske also lies in the Yorkshire Dales. It is predominantly a farming area, with only 300 inhabitants. However, the Coast to Coast walk does attract several thousand walkers per year. We virtually traversed the parish and the village is a fantastic rest point. With several bed and breakfast accommodation as well as a pub.

Village green Danby Wiske, with White Swan on right - Picture of White Swan  Inn, Danby Wiske - Tripadvisor