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A hike across the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorks Moors National Parks from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea shore.
  • Product Code 77920
  • Holiday Type Pioneer Holidays, Continuous Route Holidays
  • Grade Grade 6
  • Holiday Duration 17 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - Wainwrights Coast to Coast Whole Route

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 (11½ miles)
Day 7 Burnbanks - Orton (12½ miles
Day 8 Orton - Kirkby Stephen (13 miles)
Day 9 At Kirkby Stephen (- a free day!)
Day 10 Kirkby Stephen - Keld (14½ miles)
Day 11 Keld - Reeth (11½ miles)
Day 12 Reth - Richmond (11 miles)
Day 13 Richmond - Danby Wiske (14½ 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  

You might also be interested in walking just the Western or Eastern sections of the trail.

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.

The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.


      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.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, 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.

This departure: Grade 6/P

    Please see the Holiday Information sheet for this Holidays Itinerary as the content may vary depending on departure date.

Travel Details

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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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.
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