The Coast to Coast is unsurprisingly one of the most famous walks in the world. This 190-mile fabulous self-guided walking holiday, spans northern England,
from west to east. Starting at the pretty little seaside village of St Bees on the Irish Sea coast, and ending at Robin Hoods Bay, a delightful little
fishing village. It marches across some of the finest walking ground in the north of England. A Coast to Coast sandwich consisting of three National
Parks, 190 miles of footpath, and a coast at each end to dip your toes in!
Alfred Wainwright created the Coast to Coast walk, and what a great job he did. Inspiring so many people to follow in his footsteps and introduce them to the wonders of long distance walking. Whilst not an official National Trail, the Coast to Coast path is best walked between late April and mid-October. Whilst some days are fairly easy going, there are other days where if the weather was bad, it could make for difficult walking. Walking holidays should be relaxing, so always choose an itinerary that suite your abilities. Such a marvellous route should be savoured. Booking a walking holiday on the Coast to Coast path will leave you with such memories. People you met along the way, and those views… soak it all up!
Some would argue that the section through the Lake District is the loveliest walking in the world. What a joy to walk through parts of three National Parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. A superbly varied walk from cliffs at the sea to craggy mountains, rolling dales and lakes.
Great British Walks is a specialist in arranging walking holidays. Our experience over the many years is creating choice for our customers. We have put together a large selection of itineraries, and you can either walk the whole long distance trail, or split the walk into shorter sections. Always ask us if you would like a more bespoke itinerary. We are here to help.
This route is waymarked sporadically. At least one person in your group should be able to read a map and use a compass. This walk is graded moderate to strenuous.
As one would expect over nearly 200 miles you are going to encounter some wonderful sights. Possible Rest Day spots could be Grasmere, a walkers’ paradise, and a lovely little village. Kirkby Stephen, a pretty little town set in the beautiful Eden Valley. Richmond is the largest town on the Coast to Coast route, complete with Castle and historical interests. If you like steam trains (and who doesn’t), then Grosmont, just before Robin Hoods Bay is a great place to stop for a rest day. Check the running times of this lovely little line, to make sure it is operating.
The beauty of walking from one side of the country to the other is you will pass through just about every habitat that England has to offer. Grassland, woodland, bog and beach. Allowing you to view species of flower, tree and animal that each of these habitats supports.
Most creatures are shy, and many nocturnal, but with a bit of luck on your side you can see a host of natures’ finest. Rabbits and Hares. Foxes and badgers. Bats and squirrels. Stoats and weasels. Otter and deer. Guillemot and razorbills. Kittiwakes and gulls. Wildflowers too plentiful to name adorn the Coast to Coast walk.
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