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Wainwright's Coast To Coast - Complete Route

A walk across the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea shore

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Holiday Highlights

  • Walk the challenging yet rewarding trail across three national parks and wilderness of northern England
  • Fifteen walking days and one free day covering 194 miles Coast to Coast
  • Wonderful British countryside and panoramas throughout
  • Carry just your day pack on the walks
  • Gaze out over Robin Hood’s Bay and reflect on the stunning diversity this iconic hike delivers
  • Gain a sense of achievement completing the entire route

Looking out over Robin Hood’s Bay at the end of this expedition, you reflect on the sheer variety of stunning scenery you’ve explored on this iconic hike and bask in the satisfaction of your achievement.

The 194 mile Coast to Coast walk from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea shore attracts hikers looking for a long-distance challenge. The attractive backdrop of three National Parks is amongst some of the country’s most inspiring scenery you’ll see on this trip.

We offer alternate routes whether you want to tackle the whole stretch or parts of it. Take the western section of the trail from St Bees to Kirkby Stephen in seven days walking, or take the eastern section from Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood’s Bay in eight walking days. Or for the full challenge, take on the whole route in traversing west to east in sections of 8.5 - 15 miles a day.

We’ll walk 85 miles on the western section and 107 miles on the eastern section. Walking from inn-to-inn we stay in B&Bs, guest houses and small hotels. Your baggage will be transported for you leaving you to carry only your day pack with what you need for the day.

The whole coast to coast route starts with a spectacular clifftop walk before heading inland towards Ennerdale and the first of the lakes and the first mountain pass beyond. 

Before leaving the Lake District National Park you’ll have experienced some of the best high-level hikes, lakeshore walks and spectacular views England has to offer.  We will lead you across the moors, onto the Dales and to the picturesque finishing point at the North Sea Coast at Robin Hood’s Bay.

Most of the walks are at grade 6. However, on some days they will feel more like grade 7 due to the longer distances covered.

Intended route (with approximate daily walking distances):

Day 1Overnight St Bees 
Day 2St Bees - Ennerdale Bridge(15 miles)
Day 3 Ennerdale Bridge - Seatoller(14 miles)
Day 4Seatoller - Grasmere(10.5 miles)
Day 5Grasmere - Patterdale(8.5 miles)
Day 6Patterdale - Burnbanks(10.5 miles)
Day 7Burnbanks - Orton(13 miles)
Day 8Orton - Kirkby Stephen(13 miles)
Day 9A free day
Day 10Kirkby Stephen - Keld(12 miles)
Day 11Keld - Reeth(11.5 miles)
Day 12Reth - Richmond(11 miles)
Day 13Richmond - Danby Wiske(14.5 miles)
Day 14Danby Wiske - Huthwaite Green(14.5 miles)
Day 15Huthwaite Green - Blakey Ridge(15.5 miles)
Day 16Blakey Ridge - Grosmont(13.5 miles)
Day 17Grosmont - Robin Hood's Bay(14.5 miles)
Day 18Depart after breakfast
  • Accommodation in hotels and B&Bs throughout
  • Breakfasts and dinners each day
  • Any necessary private transport between overnight accommodation and daily walks
  • Baggage transport between your accommodations each day (one bag - max 20kg)
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Lunches
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.


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