Today, a different kind of challenge. You live in Maidstone and you are cycling to Carlisle in Cumbria for charity (very admirable of you all I must say ). Your task is to get there through the smallest number of counties. So, you have to list in order the counties you intend to pass through on your way. Each county must, of course, be adjacent to the previous one (i.e. you can pass from one to the other riding your bike or taking it on a ferry for example).
Points scored will be for every county you identify until you name one that is not adjacent to the previous one. If you get to Carlisle successfully your score will then depend on how many counties you passed through in getting there. The fewer you took the higher your score would be.
I hope that is clear and that you enjoy the challenge. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck.
REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries.