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Coast-to-Coast walk a very short one

Posted 18 May 2012
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Coast-to-Coast walk a very short one
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A rambler setting out to enjoy Alfred Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast walk has ended up having it curtailed very early.

The individual in question suffered an ankle injury just a mile from the start of the 192-mile trek on St Bees' Head.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue were called out and the injured party was taken to hospital by air ambulance after being treated at the scene.

No details were given in the team's report about the footwear being worn, but good walking boots can be very useful in helping protect those taking on walks of any distance from injury.

The walk - which is not an official route but is undertaken by thousands every year - cuts across from St Bees Head to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire Coast.

It passes through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks along the way, although its highest point is outside any of them - Nine Standards Rigg in the North Pennines.

This 2,172 ft mountain is named after the series of standing stones on its top, placed there in Roman times.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801366574-ADNFCR