There’s nothing quite like the Coast to Coast walk to clear your mind and refresh your senses. Wainwright’s route covers some of the most picturesque panoramics that the North of England has to offer, allowing you to indulge in an incredible visual feast.
Our country crossing trip will take you through a plethora of attractive landmarks, so we’ve picked out our top five sites to see on this spectacular hiking tour.
As we make our way into Grasmere, we’ll pass the famous formation of Helm Crag, more commonly known as The Lion and the Lamb. Positioned just over the top of Grasmere village, Helm Crag is much lower in altitude than the average Lakeland fell. However, it sits on a ridgeline that can be seen from Grasmere town, making it one of the area’s most prominent hills.
Poured over the northwest corner of the Lake District is Ennerdale Water: a 2.5-mile-long and 148ft-deep glacial lake surrounded by a wealth of nature.
We’ll make our way along a small path by the south of the shore, admiring how the water mimics the sky-glazed hilltops, while enjoying the lake's stunning panoramic vistas.
There’s nothing quite like the natural essence of an untouched lakeside, and Ennerdale Water offers a sense of tranquility, peace, and solace every step of the way.
Nine Standards Rigg
Nine Standards Rigg is found at the summit of Hartley Fell. It stands 2,172ft above sea level, overlooking the grass-laden plains which graze the horizon.
It gets its name from the cairns that stand along the edge of the hilltop, otherwise known as the nine stone men. The origin of the cairns is still a mystery, but it is said that they were once constructed by Romans to look like soldiers from afar.
Wainwright's walk takes you over this breathtaking summit and passes these enigmatic monuments, making for an unforgettable experience.
The Pennine Way
The Pennine Way is a 268-mile stretch across Northern England, making way for some of the wildest landscapes the country has to offer. Known as the backbone of the country, we cross part of this remarkable route while on our way to Crackpot Hall, giving us another chance to take in the rocky panoramas.
Robin Hood’s Bay
Located on the heritage coast of the North York Moors is Robin Hood’s Bay: an idyllic, fairytale-like fishing village that lies blissfully against the North Sea.
Make your way through the narrow cobblestone streets, indulge in coastal cuisine, or amble the ocean-kissed beach. Our overnight stay in the Victoria Hotel allows you to experience this coastal gem however you wish, making for a perfect end to our break.
Book Your Coast to Coast Walk Today
There are many sights to see along the Coast to Coast trek, including scenic hilltops and pristine lakesides. Experience them for yourself by booking your Wainwright's walk, today.