Just found out that it was the 40th anniversary of Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk book first being published on 10th March.
I didn't realise in 1978 that we were walking it so soon after the book was published. I finish walking it for a second time in August, this time with good friend Al from Gloucester. We divided it into 3 sections, St Bees to Shap in 2011, Shap to Danby Wiske last year and it will be Danby Wiske to Robin Hood's Bay to finish.
I still think it's a good walk. Lots of variety in the landscapes and lots of pubs!
Here's a shot of Robin Hood's Bay where the walk ends, on the Yorkshire coast.