Coast to Coast - 14 Days / 13 Nights

Price from: £1,049pp based on 2 share
Duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Trip type: Self guided tour
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Set off on this 190 mile trek created by Alfred Wainwright taking in 3 national parks using paths, bridle ways and minor roads to offer an unforgettable adventure.

The Coast to Coast is rather unique as its not part of the National Trails but instead comprises other trails, paths and walkways covering the breath of the England. Starting in St Bees in Cumbria and stretching to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, the Coast to Coast trail is one of the most popular long distance walks in the UK offering opportunities to take in stunning countryside, enjoy mountain scenery and discover some of Englands history.

The trail is challenging in places with some climbs and descents so a good level of fitness is recommended. The weather can be unpredictable so its best to plan for all possibilities. Our local bag transfer allows you to pack a variety of options with your items being delivered to your accommodation for your arrival.

The route is incredibly varied with no 2 days presenting the same challenge. You will encounter all types of fauna and flora, fells, moorland, wide open fields, mountains and alot of history.

Our itineraries below are based on walking everyday however we can add in rest days with the below being particularly good options:
Grasmere
Kirkby Stephen
Richmond
Grosmont

Highlights

Set off on an adventure from East to West
Self guided trip - you start on a date that suits you
Engage with nature at its very best
Take in 3 National Parks
You will see the four incredible lakes at Ennerdale, Grasmere, Ullswater and Hameswater
Enjoy the remoteness of the Yorkshire Dales

What's included

Accommodation for the duration of your tour
Daily luggage transfers
Daily breakfast
GPX digital map with route to follow (to be used with any walking app)

Equipment

We recommend guests have a walking kit to include waterproofs, day bag and comfortable walking boots. Weather can be unpredictable so we suggest you prepare for all eventualities.

Pricing options

RoomPrice
Double - 2022£1,049 per person
Twin - 2022£1,049 per person
Single - 2022£1,494 per person
Single - 2023£1,650 per person
Double - 2023£1,150 per person
Twin - 2023£1,150 per person

Available dates

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Itinerary

Overnight stay in St Bees (or nearby)

Head off on this adventure along the stunning headland of St Bees before the trail takes you eastbound towards the Lake District.

Your first taste of the challenges ahead awaits you as you take the descent up Dent Hill before arriving at Ennerdale Bridge. The first day is done.

Distance - 15 miles

After enjoying a relaxing evening in Ennerdale Bridge, head off along Ennerdale water taking you to the beautiful town of Borrowdale.

You will be offered 2 paths today - the low and high. The low is around 2 mile shorter with a gentle ascent of 600m and is generally recommended as the high has some very challenging sections and the weather can be unpredictable. Remember, this is only day 2 and you do not want to burn out too early!

Your accommodation this evening will be in Rosthwaite or surrounding area.

Distance: 16.5 miles

Enjoy a hearty breakfast as you prepare for todays adventure climbing near Lining Crag before taking in the incredible views over the Lakes towards Scafell Pike.

The trail takes you onwards towards Wythburn Valley before the descent into Easedale Valley before passing through Grasmere. This pretty village has plenty of cafes and restaurants and is an ideal spot to rest those feet.

Don't rest for too long as you continue your walk towards Patterdale with great views over Grisedale and Grasmere. As you enter the village, and your home for the evening, take your pick of pubs to enjoy an evening meal.

Distance: 17 miles

Today you will leave the Lake District behind as a steep climb out of Patterdale onto Kidsty Pike awaits you.

Having encountered plenty of climbs and paths, gradients are a little easier now as you walk towards this evenings stop in Shap.

Distance: 16 miles

You will be relieved to learn todays section has no ascents or descents giving you some relief after recent challenges.

Todays section includes the pretty village of Orton (great location for lunch), open fields and even some historical finds along the route. Make sure you have your camera as there will be some great shots to be had as you walk past Crags.

This evenings stop will be in the town of Kirkby Stephen - with plenty of pubs to hand.

Distance - 20 miles

You will head across the Eden river and onto Hartley village before a climb to the Nine Standards cairns, passing Hartley Fell en-route.

At this point there are a number of option to Keld depending upon the time of year. This area can be very wet if there has been rain.

Head down into Keld and your home for the night.

Distance: 14.5 miles

There are 2 possible routes today following the low or high route - the choice is generally weather dependent.

The low route is via Muke & Gunnerside whilst the high route takes you over Melbecks Moor and over old lead mines.

Whichever route you choose, the village of Reeth is a welcoming nightstop.

Distance: 12 miles

Head out of Reeth along gravel and woodland tracks along todays short section.

Pass over Grinton Bridge and encounter the Marrick Priory along with many other small, welcoming villages. There are plenty of spots to take a rest and enjoy some local hospitality.

Arriving at Richmond, you will enjoy the buzz with other walkers enjoying the trail in this busy town.

Distance: 14 miles

Ensure you have a hearty breakfast as today is a rather long walk without any ascents or descents.

The route takes you through Danby Wiske before you head further along the Vale of Mowbray. You will encounter many local sites such as Arncliffe Hall and the Water Tower at Ingleby Arncliffe.

This evenings night stop is your chance to grab supplies.

Distance: 23 miles

Today you enter the 3rd national park - North York Moors.

Experience the flora and fauna of the national park and take in the Wain Stones at the top of the Moors.

Your walk continues to Clay Bank top for where you will be collected and transferred to your accommodation. Some guests will be accommodated in nearby Chop Gate.

Distance: 12 miles

Leave Great Broughton and head along to Farndale Moor and be prepared for any type of weather.

Visit the UK's 4th highest pub at the Lion Inn after overcoming Blakey Ridge. Esk Valley then awaits as you then head up to your accommodation at Glaisdale.

Distance: 18 miles

The end is near!

You will pass through many pretty villages as you make your way to Robin Hoods Bay including Egton Bridge and Grosmont. Be prepared for a hills on this final section.

As you arrive into Robin Hoods Bay make your way to the beach to touch the water and complete the trip.

Distance: 19 miles

With your adventure at an end, it's time to check out of your hotel.

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