Coast to Coast Walk – Chapter 63

We walk from Ennerdale Bridge to Seatoller on the Coast to Coast Walk which goes across England. This day involves a 1500 foot climb and equivalent descent.

I read Chapter 63 of the Tao te Ching, translated by Steven Mitchell.

“Act without doing;
work without effort.”

“Think of the small as large
and the few as many.”

This video shows the correct turn for the Coast to Coast Walk past the Youth Hostel Association Black Sail. The route is not marked. The correct path goes left up the hill and does not appear to be a main path. The wide path goes down the hill but this is not the Coast to Coast Path. For some reason, the Coast to Coast Walk is poorly marked in most areas, particularly in the Lake District.

The Coast to Coast Way climbs toward Grey Knots.

“Confront the difficult
while it is still easy;”

“Accomplish the great task
by a series of small acts.”


“The Master never reaches for the great;
thus she achieves greatness.”

“When she runs into a difficulty,
she stops and gives herself to it.”

“She doesn’t cling to her own comfort;
thus problems are no problem for her.”

We eventually reach Grey Knots, the high area, where the path follows cairns.

Later the trail descends toward Seatoller, a steep descent.

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