Posted: 18/07/2013 at 09:33
ES - well done on your efforts. I have stayed at Nenthead, it is pretty isolated and must only survive due to the Coast 2 Coast cyclists and walkers.
Your route description seems quite accurate (its lacking some of your usual positive spin) although there is no way the hill out of Nenthead is as steep as Winnats. I imagine the descent down Hartside was pretty good as I remember it took forever to get up it. My wife had a right strop when she had walked her bike all the way to the top, arrived just after the cafe had closed only to be told there was another 15 hilly miles before we got to Nenthead.
Which route did you take from Keswick to Workington as that is pretty hilly?