Coast to Coast Guided Explorer

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Small group
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Due to popular demand, we are offering a 17 day guided walk across the Coast to Coast. This is English hill walking and a long distance trail experience at its best: a challenging approx 315 km / 195 miles trek traversing three national parks with lots of interesting landscapes, varying terrain and old towns. It is amazing to think that this most famous of routes, totally eclipsing the Pennine Way in terms of popularity and variety, is still not classified as a National Trail. Starting at the tiny Cumbrian seaside resort of St. Bees on the Irish Sea we climb steeply heading east into the Lake district to pass by some of its most famous lakes and passes. Then it is on into the Yorkshire Dales and over the mystical Nine Standards Rig, before following the beautiful River Swale for a couple of days into the old market town of Richmond. There follows a marathon section to link up with the North York Moors National Park from where we roller coaster up and down around to the North Sea Coast to make a triumphant entrance into Robins Hoods Bay where a celebratory pint, bottle of Champagne or ice cream whilst standing in the sea is in order. Along the way you will be amazed at the variety of the dry stone walls, the charming little villages and just how much that you get to eat for a full English cooked breakfast! There are cozy small hotels, guesthouses and pubs to stay at on this tour and these, as well as the rich variety of the people that you meet enroute, reflect something of the great diversity of England.

Trip highlights

  • Across England on Wainwright’s Walk
  • One of the World’s Great Walks
  • English Lake District, Pennines and North York Moors


Day 1 Arrive St Bees

Day 2 St. Bees to Ennerdale Bridge 23.5 km/14.5 miles, 6 h

Day 3 Ennerdale Bridge to Borrowdale 26.5 km/16.5 miles, 7 h

Day 4 Borrowdale to Grasmere 13.5 km/8.5 miles, 5-6 h via Helm Crag

Day 5 Grasmere to Glenridding 12 km/7.5 miles, 5.5 h standard route

Day 6 Glenridding to Shap 26 km/16 miles, 7-9 h

Day 7 Shap to Kirkby Stephen 33 km/20.5 miles, 8 h

Day 8 Kirkby Stephen to Keld 24 km/14.5 miles, 6 h

Day 9 Keld to Reeth 20 km/12.5 miles, 5 h or 18.5 km/11.5 miles, 5 h

Day 10 Reeth to Richmond 20 km /12.5 miles, 5 h

Day 11 Richmond to Danby Wiske 22.5 km/14 miles, 5 h

Day 12 Danby Wiske to Osmotherley 16 km/10 miles, 3.5 h

Day 13 Osmotherley to Clay Bank Top Car Park 17 km/10.6 miles, 6 h

Day 14 Clay Bank Top Car Park to Blakey 13.8 km/8.6 miles, 4.5 h

Day 15 Blakey to Egton Bridge 16 km/10 miles, 4 h

Day 16 Egton Bridge to Robin Hood’s Bay 25.7 km/16 miles, 7 h

Day 17 Arrangements end after breakfast


What’s included

  • 16 breakfasts
  • 16 nights accommodation in hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available
  • One piece of luggage transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 20kg
  • Welcome briefing
  • Experienced walking guide
  • Emergency hotline




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