I have had a passion for walking since my early teens when I first visited the Lake District with my church youth group. We stayed in a Youth Centre at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass, in the beautiful valley of Patterdale, near the tiny lake of Brotherswater. It was then that I fell in love with the Lakeland fells, and since then I have tried to visit the Lakes as often as possible, walking among the beautiful fells of this most special part of England. Since then I have thought about doing the Coast to Coast Walk many times, but never quite got round to it. Finally, late last year I decided that 2012 was to be the year.