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 Post subject: Shakespeare’s Way
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:13 pm 
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Hi All,
Been discssuing this route over a pint with a fellow walker as a posibility for 2011.
Has anyone completed this yet & do we know of any Baggage Couriers who will do their stuff?

here's the walks home page URL
http://www.shakespearesway.org/index.htm


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I wouldn't hold out much hope for baggage courier along a path such as this. I doubt the demand is there to support a business.

Your best bet would be to ask B&B owners about shuttling a bag from one place to the next - this sort of approach is employed along Offa's Dyke in an informal manner. You could also ask local taxi services about the cost of dropping a bag from one B&B to the next.

Or, last resort you could carry what you need along the route. This is the approach I'm having to use for the Pennine Way this year. The baggage courier situation is patchy along the PW unless you book the whole thing with one supplier. So I'm having to travel as light as possible and forgo some luxuries along the route. I'm also using parcel drops at some of the B&Bs along the way. They have agreed to hold a small parcel for me until i arrive and in there I'm putting change of underwear, socks, maps, soap and at half way i have a larger parcel with change of fleece, shirt etc.

In this way I can keep my pack down to a reasonable weight - after all there's no need for camping gear - all I need is usual day pack contents, plus one set of overnight gear, some electronics (battery chargers etc) and possibly an evening set of footwear - under review as we speak.

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Thanks for bringing this to our attention Oakley, I didn't know it existed.

Definately a walk to put on one's 'to do' list.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:39 am 
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Lone Walker - thanks as usual for your expert view/suggestions :o

Going to have to have a think about this one, I need to get this years C2C over before moving onto the next one..


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:39 am 
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Hi there, try www.thepathwayporter.com for baggage along this route, their UK section is very flexible with routes.


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Hello theboykenny - many thanks for the info, I'll do some research once I'm back from the C2C.

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I walked this footpath in June 2009. I really enjoyed it.

It's not the most challenging of walks but it is quite lovely and very well put together. You walk through some of the most built-up parts of the country but you'd never know it.

I loved the idea of being linked to history, no matter how tenuously. I'm a Shakespeare fan so for me the perfect ending was going to see a play at The Globe after I finished.

I must say, though...the walk into and through London is a bit of a culture shock. I didn't much care for that bit...though I normally enjoy walking through London.


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