That Poetry Bloke aka Craig Bradley

Boots and Book with Map

On the 20th of June me and two mates Keith & Andy walked 200 miles across England. We went from St. Bees in the West to RobinHoods bay on the East coast. We did it in 13 days and walked 200 miles.I performed in 8 schools along the way and had a brillant time. All in aid of the fantastic charity Clic Sargent

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That Poetry Bloke Craig Bradley buzzed with the coast to coast walk

On route I will be calling into nine schools and doing a morning assembly raising awareness for CLIC Sargent and Poetry!

setting off from St. Bees

The 9 schools are based in:- St Bees, Ennerdale Bridge, Borrowdale, Grasmere, Patterdale, Gunnerside, Carnagill, Kirkby Stephen and Osmotherley.

Best Breakfast

Each step will amount to around 209 miles in total.

compass and map for coast to coast walk

On the way we will be documenting the trip with blogs,photos and twitter also interesting facts and stats for the journey.

At School

Which Way
  • Squeakiest Gate = Side Farm Patterdale
  • Scariest Graveyard = Grasmere
  • Wettest Day = 3rd day at Black Sail
  • Best Pie = Pub at Kirkby Stephen(1 lb of Steak)
  • Most Amazing Chips = Shap Chippie
  • Smelliest Socks = Sprocket
  • Muddiest Boots = Sprocket on 9 Standards
  • Most Welcome Chow = Heathers Chilli in Keld Park Lodge Camp site
  • Freakiest Day =Kirkby Stephen Camp site amazing coincidence
  • Most Leaden Sky = blue skies all the way
  • Sunniest Day = Robinhoods Bay
  • Most Miserable Fellow Walker = everybody was nice!
  • Biggest Dog = no attacks reported
  • Most Frightening = Bull lost on the Graystone Moor
  • Highest Mountain = High Street to Shap (lost again )
  • Biggest Blister = Flash Bennett on his ankle
  • Worst tent pitch =Blaykey Ridge The Lion Inn: Flash got tent peg rage
  • Best View = Helm Crag
  • Best Day = 3rd day walking the ridge route to Grasmere
  • Worst Day = the finish
  • Kit-Kats scoffed = 23 4 finger bars
  • Miles Walked = 203
  • Pies Eaten = 11
  • Crisps Devoured = 13 packets
  • People Performed To = 289
  • Money Raised = over 1200 pound and counting!
  • Plasters Used = 56 + 3 rolls of zinc tape
  • Times Got Lost = 3
  • Bacon Butties Wolfed = 2
  • New Jokes Told ( short list) = 0
  • Old Jokes Told ( Long List) = to many to mention
  • Most falls Sprocket



The Big Finish

Here we are at the very end throwing the traditional into the North Sea at Robinhoods Bay

The Route

  • 20th St Bees Ennerdale Bridge
  • 21st Ennerdale Bridge Borrowdale
  • 22rd Borrowdale Grasmere
  • 23th Grasmere Patterdale
  • 24th Patterdale Shap
  • 25th Shap Kirkby Stephen
  • 26th Kirkby Stephen Gunnerside
  • 27th Gunnerside Carnagill
  • 28th Carnagill Kirkby Fleetham
  • 29th Kirkby Fleetham Osmotherley
  • 30th Osmotherley Blakey Ridge
    • July
  • 1st Blakey Ridge Grosmont
  • 2nd Grosmont Robin Hood’s Bay

walker signpost

"I've seen many sessions by many authors, poets and storytellers but I've never seen any sessions that evoked such a positive response from children, fantastic!!"

Anne Burns - School Library Service, Bolton