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WAINWRIGHT'S COAST TO COAST - WHOLE ROUTE

From St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea shore.

Looking out over Robin Hood’s Bay, 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 with the added attraction of three National Parks and some of the country’s most inspiring scenery.

This holiday provides the chance to tackle the western section of the trail from St Bees to Kirkby Stephen in seven days walking, or the eastern section from Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood’s Bay in eight walking days, or the whole route in walking sections of 9-16 miles a day. We’ll walk a total of 85 miles on the western section and 109 miles on the eastern section. We walk from inn-to-inn staying in B&Bs, guest houses and small hotels with your baggage being transported leaving you to carry only your day pack with what you need for the day.

The whole 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, lake shore walks and spectacular views England has to offer continuing 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 1 Overnight St Bees
Day 2 St Bees - Ennerdale Bridge (15 miles)
Day 3 Ennerdale Bridge - Seatoller (14 miles)
Day 4 Seatoller - Grasmere (10 miles)
Day 5 Grasmere - Patterdale (9 miles)
Day 6 Patterdale - Burnbanks (11.5 miles)
Day 7 Burnbanks - Orton (12.5 miles)
Day 8 Orton - Kirkby Stephen (13 miles)
Day 9 At Kirkby Stephen - a free day!
Day 10 Kirkby Stephen - Keld (14.5 miles)
Day 11 Keld - Reeth (11.5 miles)
Day 12 Reeth - Richmond (11 miles)
Day 13 Richmond - Danby Wiske (14.5 miles)
Day 14 Danby Wiske - Huthwaite Green (15 miles)
Day 15 Huthwaite Green - Blakey Ridge (15 miles)
Day 16 Blakey Ridge - Grosmont (14 miles)
Day 17 Grosmont - Robin Hood's Bay (16 miles)
Day 18 Depart after breakfast






WALKING GRADES


Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent. These walks are in more remote areas such as the Alps or northern Portugal. Similar to Grade 5, but with most of the walks at the upper level of ascent/descent, time and distance.




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    Wainwright's Coast to Coast - Complete Route (Grade 6/P)
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    05 May 2018
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    Wainwright's Coast to Coast - Complete Route (Grade 6/P)
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  • Accommodation

    We stay in a variety of accommodation close to or along the route with private facilities. The group may be split between different B&Bs, hotels or guesthouses at some overnight stops. This holiday is on a half-board basis.

    Best Western Shap Wells Hotel 77924

    The Shap Wells Hotel sits on the edge of the Lake District and has scenic rolling hills and mountain streams all around. Some of the bedrooms have good views out over the impressive landscape. Adding to the quiet rural feel, red squirrels and red deer can be spotted in the grounds of the hotel.

    Friendly and welcoming staff serve our dinners at the Birkbeck Restaurant, which has views out over the Birkbeck Stream. The Riverside Lounge and Bar also has views out over the river and fells and is a good place to relax with a drink before and after dinner.

    Bedrooms come with TVs and tea and coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

     

    The Jolly Farmers

    A former coaching inn full of character, the Jolly Farmers has been converted into a warm and welcoming guest house, where you can relax with a cold drink at the bar after a long rewarding day of walking. The family run establishment is clean and cosy, and judging by the reviews by clients, really takes care of its guests. 

    The breakfast also has an excellent reputation for its quality and quantity!

    The bedrooms come with en-suite facilities, TVs and tea, complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. There is free Wi-Fi available.

     

    Red Lion Hotel, Grasmere

    A former coaching inn with charm, the Red Lion Hotel is well situated in Grasmere, a cultural hub of Lakeland walking with a village atmosphere. The hotel has recently been refurbished and is well equipped to provide you with a pleasant stay, with a bar and restaurant serving fresh produce and local ales. There is an indoor swimming pool, spa and Jacuzzi.

    All of the rooms have views out over the spectacular fells and TVs and tea and coffee making facilities.

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

  • What's Included

    PRICE INCLUDES:

    • Accommodation in hotels and B&Bs throughout.
    • Breakfasts and dinners each day.
    • Any necessary transport between overnight accommodation and daily walks.
    • Baggage transport between your accommodations each day.

  • Holiday Highlights

    HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:

    • A challenging 194 mile walk across the great National Parks and wilderness of northern England.
    • Great panoramic views throughout.
    • Your bags transported for you leaving you only to carry your day pack.
       
        


  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    Transport to and from the trailheads, if necessary, is included. Your baggage is transported (one bag per person) from inn to inn for you.

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