Hi folks. Apologies if some of this has been covered before, I've done a fair bit of searching and found a few bits and pieces but not quite what I'm after...
Three of us are doing the Sustrans C2C route in September. We ideally wanted to do the more southerly off road route but only have three days available and it's just a little too far for the time we have. I've personally done the road based sustrans route a couple of times before and I know it's pretty easy to cover in three days, so I'm looking to see if there are any decent off-road sections we can insert into the route to make things a bit more interesting for three pretty competent MTBers.
I've read about the optional Old Coach Road section. Any other similar bits we can insert to make things interesting? Ideally whilst making progress in more or less the right direction, rather than stopping to do a fun circular trail.
Planned overnight stops are Greystoke and Rookhope. Day 3 is probably fine as it is as it's a leisurely coast down the Waskerly Way for an early-ish finish.
Any tips or experiences welcome!