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Overview

Walking Holidays
14 - 18 Nights
190 miles / 304 km
  • Prices from: £1110 per person
  • Start: St Bees, Cumbria
  • Finish: Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire
  • Availability: Any start date from April to October
  • Grading: Moderate to Challenging
  • Way-marked: Limited way-marking but easy to follow

Coast to Coast Highlights

The challenge
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Take on the challenge of walking from one side of England to the other on “One of the World’s Greatest Walks”.

Lakeland valleys
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Walk through the idyllic lakeland valleys of Borrowdale, Grasmere and Patterdale. 

Glorious Grasmere
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Visit the pretty village of Grasmere and include a stop at Dove Cottage, the home of legendary poet William Wordsworth.

Ullswater Steamer
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Take the famous steamer across Ullswater Lake and return around the lakeshore.

Coastal camaraderie
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Experience the wonderful camaraderie of your fellow coast-to-coasters, perhaps catching up each evening on your progress and assessing the day ahead. 

Quaint Yorkshire
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Relax in quaint Yorkshire tea shops in the delightful villages of Muker and Reeth. 

An Iconic Coast to Coast Adventure Across England

The Coast to Coast is a wonderful and inspiring route which ranks high with the finest of long-distance walks. In a search to find the 50 best walks in the world, the Coast to Coast ranked 2nd, behind the Milford Track in New Zealand beating famous walks such as the Inca Trail, Mont Blanc and Everest Base Camp.

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Created by legendary fellwalker Alfred Wainwright, this classic long-distance trail crosses the north of England from St Bees, on the shores of the Irish Sea, to the North Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay. The walk passes through three national parks and across a cross-section of England’s finest landscapes.

It begins in the rugged mountains and beautiful lakes of the Lake District—England’s largest national park—before crossing the rolling hills and pretty valleys of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Enjoy the expansive heather moorland of the North York Moors National Park, and some dramatic coastal scenery at each end.

Along the route there are ancient castles, medieval abbeys and quaint English villages with friendly tea shops and pubs. However, it is the people that you meet along the way that make this walk so memorable. There is a wonderful camaraderie—the humour, personalities and characters of the people you meet cannot be emulated anywhere in the world.

Although very well known, Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk should not be undertaken lightly and is graded as challenging. For a sustained walking tour such as this, with often rough going underfoot, steep gradients and long days, a good standard of fitness is required.

Coast to Coast Route Map

Recommended Itinerary

Our most popular itinerary is C2C2 which covers the route in 14 days / 15 nights.

Travel to St Bees for your first night’s accommodation
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Arrive in St Bees on the shores of the Irish sea and spend the evening at your first night’s accommodation.

Day 1: St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge (14 miles / 22.5 km)
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Your journey from coast to coast begins by following a footpath along the impressive sandstone cliffs of St Bees Head before it turns inland and over farmland. There are fine views from the summit of Dent before you descend to Ennerdale Bridge and the edge of the Lake District National Park.

Day 2: Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite (14.5 miles / 23 km)
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You begin today by following a lovely path along the shores of Ennerdale Water. The route takes you through forest to reach remote Black Sail Youth Hostel, situated in one of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring locations in the Lake District. From here climb up steeply to Honister Hause (1900ft) and you are truly surrounded by Lakeland peaks before descending to picturesque Borrowdale, considered by many to be England’s finest valley.

Day 3: Rosthwaite to Grasmere (9 miles / 14.5 km)
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A short day allows you time to savour the beauty of the Lake District as you cross over the fells from Borrowdale to Grasmere. Grasmere is a really charming village situated right in the heart of the National Park. Visit Dove Cottage, the best-known home of William Wordsworth, the school where Wordsworth once taught, now home to a famous Gingerbread Shop and St. Oswald’s church, the last resting place of the Wordsworth family.

Day 4: Grasmere to Patterdale (8 miles / 13 km)
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From Grasmere there is a lot more climbing to do – the route lies over the Helvellyn range either over the pass at Grisedale Tarn (2000ft), or for the more adventurous, via the summit of Helvellyn, England’s 3rd highest mountain. The route drops down to Patterdale on the shore of Ullswater. Add 2 miles and 2 hours if you include the detour via the summit of Helvellyn.

Day 5: Patterdale to Shap (16 miles / 26 km)
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The route takes you up to the ridge of a peak called High Street before going over Kidsty Pike, the last Lakeland summit on this route. This involves the largest daily ascent and descent of the walk, reaching 770m at Kidsty Pike. The four mile walk along the peaceful shores of Haweswater Lake can also be quite tiring. The path then follows the lake to the dam above the tiny village of Burnbanks, before continuing to Shap along grassy riverbanks, through parkland and across pastures.

Day 6: Shap to Orton (8 miles / 13 km)
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From Shap, the scenery of limestone cliffs, moorland, pasture and scattered farmsteads is quite different from any other stage of the walk. Your destination today is Orton, a pretty village with a welcoming pub and a chocolate factory.

Day 7: Orton to Kirkby Stephen (13 miles / 21 km)
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Beyond Sunbiggin Tarn the route takes you into Smardale, a delightful valley through which a railway once passed and an impressive viaduct can still be seen. Then it’s over Smardale Fell and a descent into the quaint market town of Kirkby Stephen.

Day 8: Kirkby Stephen to Keld (12 miles / 19.5 km)
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The route today takes you over the Pennines. The ‘normal’ route is over the summit of Nine Standards Rigg but be prepared for substantial seasonal diversions. These diversions are due to excessive erosion on the original Wainwright route and the presence of grouse-shooting close to the public footpath in Ney Gill.

The view here is wide ranging with the hills of the Lake District behind you and the route ahead into Yorkshire close at hand. You enter the Yorkshire Dales National Park as you descend to Keld, approximately the half way point of your Coast to Coast walk.

Day 9: Keld to Reeth (11 miles / 18 km)
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There is a choice of routes on offer today. Either follow the official Wainwright route which keeps high above the valley following old lead mining trails, or the valley route that follows the River Swale through the meadows with their stone barns and unspoilt villages. There are pubs along the valley route at Gunnerside and Low Row where you can stop for lunch. If the cloud is low we recommend taking the low level route.

Day 10: Reeth to Richmond (10.5 miles / 17 km)
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Enjoy a short walk today through pretty Swaledale to the bustling, market town of Richmond, the largest settlement on the route. On the way you will pass the ruins of Marrick Priory and the pretty village of Marske. You should have ample time to explore the town in its delightful setting above the River Swale. There is plenty to see, not least the impressive Norman castle and the ancient cobbled market square with its wonderful shops.

Day 11: Richmond to Ingleby Cross (23 miles / 37 km)
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This is the longest and flattest day of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk as you make your way across the Vale of York between the Dales and North York Moors National Parks.

The route is a mixture of quiet country lanes and footpaths, often very muddy, across the fields, where the going is slower. Many Coast-to-Coasters opt to divide this stage into two, taking an overnight stop at Danby Wiske which has a great pub built in the 1600’s. The hills of the North York Moors are getting closer as you approach the end of the day’s walk in the village of Ingleby Cross.

Day 12: Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top (12 miles / 19 km)
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Beyond the arable farmland of the Vale of York are the heather moorlands of the North York Moors. After visiting the delightful village of Osmotherley, the route takes to the hills again and enters the North York Moors National Park. This is a strenuous section for many people, with numerous ascents and descents over the Cleveland Hills. There is no accommodation at Clay Bank Top, but is available a couple of miles downhill at Great Broughton.

Day 13: Clay Bank Top to Glaisdale (19 miles / 30 km)
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This is a long stage but the going is surprisingly easy after the ascent from Clay Bank Top to Urra Moor, the highest point on the North York Moors. Stop for lunch at the pub in Blakey before continuing to Glaisdale and your overnight accommodation. This is the best stage to enjoy easy walking combined with long vistas and purple moorland during late August.

Day 14: Glaisdale to Robin Hood's Bay (19 miles / 30 km)
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This is the final leg of the journey and one to savour and enjoy. The final stage of the Coast to Coast is long with two sustained ascents. Many walkers will split this day into two by stopping at Littlebeck and finishing off with a short day into Robin Hood’s Bay.

Follow the valley of the River Esk through pleasant woodlands to Egton Bridge and from Littlebeck the route takes you across heather moors. The last section is three miles of magnificent cliff-top footpath along the coastal cliffs overlooking the North Sea. This leads you to the finish in the very steep old fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay, a really quaint place that deserves time to explore.

Onward travel
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After breakfast, you will start your journey home after a wonderful walking holiday on the Coast to Coast.

What’s Included?

Your Coast to Coast walking holiday includes:

  • Carefully selected accommodation along the route and trail transfers when applicable
  • En-suite or private bathroom facilities whenever possible
  • Daily door-to-door baggage transfers
  • Comprehensive information pack, kit list, guidebook and map (one set per room)
  • Personalised itinerary with details of your accommodation, route and recommendations for lunch and dinner
  • Traditional English breakfast each morning
  • 24-hour emergency contact number
  • Full financial protection

Your walking holiday doesn't include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to and from the start and end of the walk
  • Lunches and evening meals

Itineraries & Prices

We offer 7 suggested itineraries for walking the Coast to Coast.

Our most popular itinerary is C2C2 which covers the route in 14 days. We also offer the Coast to Coast in two stages – the west section (C2C6) and the east section (C2C7), each of which is an excellent walk in its own right. This gives those with less time the opportunity to complete the trail in two stages.

Tour code
Itinerary
Average miles infoAverage miles per day
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty
Price per person
C2C1
13 Days / 14 Nights
14.5 miles per day
Challenging
From £1110
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 14.5 miles per day
Tour code: C2C1
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Challenging

13 Days / 14 Nights (C2C1)

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this package. Transfers are included when you are staying away from the trail.

Additional nights can be added at any stage along the walk and we would be delighted to adjust it for you.

All of our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room. Our packages include all accommodation, baggage transfers and full information pack.

Single room supplements

Single rooms are available at a supplement which covers the additional costs of a single room or single occupancy of a twin or double room.

  • Standard: £35 per night
Arrive Travel to St Bees for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge 14 miles / 22.5 km
2
Day 2 Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite 14.5 miles / 23 km
3
Day 3 Rosthwaite to Grasmere 9 miles / 14.5 km
4
Day 4 Grasmere to Patterdale 8 miles / 13 km
5
Day 5 Patterdale to Shap 16 miles / 26 km
6
Day 6 Shap to Kirkby Stephen 20 miles / 32 km
7
Day 7 Kirkby Stephen to Keld 12 miles / 19.5 km
8
Day 8 Keld to Reeth 11 miles / 18 km
9
Day 9 Reeth to Richmond 10.5 miles / 17 km
10
Day 10 Richmond to Ingleby Cross 23 miles / 37 km
11
Day 11 Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top 12 miles / 19 km
12
Day 12 Clay Bank Top to Glaisdale 19 miles / 30 km
13
Day 13 Glaisdale to Robin Hood's Bay 19 miles / 30 km
Depart Onward travel from Robin Hood’s Bay

Prices

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£1110 per person

Good quality and comfortable B&Bs, guest houses and some hotels located as close to the trail as possible. We will prioritise en-suite facilities or a private bathroom, although in remote areas with limited accommodation this may not always be possible.

C2C2
14 Days / 15 Nights
13.5 miles per day
Challenging
From £1185
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 13.5 miles per day
Tour code: C2C2
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Challenging

14 Days / 15 Nights (C2C2)

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this package. Transfers are included when you are staying away from the trail.

Additional nights can be added at any stage along the walk and we would be delighted to adjust it for you.

All of our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room. Our packages include all accommodation, baggage transfers and full information pack.

Single room supplements

Single rooms are available at a supplement which covers the additional costs of a single room or single occupancy of a twin or double room.

  • Standard: £35 per night
Arrive Travel to St Bees for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge 14 miles / 22.5 km
2
Day 2 Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite 14.5 miles / 23 km
3
Day 3 Rosthwaite to Grasmere 9 miles / 14.5 km
4
Day 4 Grasmere to Patterdale 8 miles / 13 km
5
Day 5 Patterdale to Shap 16 miles / 26 km
6
Day 6 Shap to Orton 8 miles / 13 km
7
Day 7 Orton to Kirkby Stephen 13 miles / 21 km
8
Day 8 Kirkby Stephen to Keld 12 miles / 19.5 km
9
Day 9 Keld to Reeth 11 miles / 18 km
10
Day 10 Reeth to Richmond 10.5 miles / 17 km
11
Day 11 Richmond to Ingleby Cross 23 miles / 37 km
12
Day 12 Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top 12 miles / 19 km
13
Day 13 Clay Bank Top to Glaisdale 19 miles / 30 km
14
Day 14 Glaisdale to Robin Hood's Bay 19 miles / 30 km
Depart Onward travel from Robin Hood’s Bay

Prices

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£1185 per person

Good quality and comfortable B&Bs, guest houses and some hotels located as close to the trail as possible. We will prioritise en-suite facilities or a private bathroom, although in remote areas with limited accommodation this may not always be possible.

C2C3
15 Days / 16 Nights
12.5 miles per day
Challenging
From £1265
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 12.5 miles per day
Tour code: C2C3
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Challenging

15 Days / 16 Nights (C2C3)

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this package. Transfers are included when you are staying away from the trail.

Additional nights can be added at any stage along the walk and we would be delighted to adjust it for you.

All of our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room. Our packages include all accommodation, baggage transfers and full information pack.

Single room supplements

Single rooms are available at a supplement which covers the additional costs of a single room or single occupancy of a twin or double room.

  • Standard: £35 per night
Arrive Travel to St Bees for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge 14 miles / 22.5 km
2
Day 2 Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite 14.5 miles / 23 km
3
Day 3 Rosthwaite to Grasmere 9 miles / 14.5 km
4
Day 4 Grasmere to Patterdale 8 miles / 13 km
5
Day 5 Patterdale to Shap 16 miles / 26 km
6
Day 6 Shap to Orton 8 miles / 13 km
7
Day 7 Orton to Kirkby Stephen 13 miles / 21 km
8
Day 8 Kirkby Stephen to Keld 12 miles / 19.5 km
9
Day 9 Keld to Reeth 11 miles / 18 km
10
Day 10 Reeth to Richmond 10.5 miles / 17 km
11
Day 11 Richmond to Ingleby Cross 23 miles / 37 km
12
Day 12 Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top 12 miles / 19 km
13
Day 13 Clay Bank Top to Blakey 9 miles / 14 km
14
Day 14 Blakey to Egton Bridge 12 miles / 19 km
15
Day 15 Egton Bridge to Robin Hood's Bay 16 miles / 26 km
Depart Onward travel from Robin Hood’s Bay

Prices

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£1265 per person

Good quality and comfortable B&Bs, guest houses and some hotels located as close to the trail as possible. We will prioritise en-suite facilities or a private bathroom, although in remote areas with limited accommodation this may not always be possible.

C2C4
16 Days / 17 Nights
12 miles per day
Challenging
From £1335
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 12 miles per day
Tour code: C2C4
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Challenging

16 Days / 17 Nights (C2C4)

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this package. Transfers are included when you are staying away from the trail.

Additional nights can be added at any stage along the walk and we would be delighted to adjust it for you.

All of our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room. Our packages include all accommodation, baggage transfers and full information pack.

Single room supplements

Single rooms are available at a supplement which covers the additional costs of a single room or single occupancy of a twin or double room.

  • Standard: £35 per night
Arrive Travel to St Bees for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge 14 miles / 22.5 km
2
Day 2 Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite 14.5 miles / 23 km
3
Day 3 Rosthwaite to Grasmere 9 miles / 14.5 km
4
Day 4 Grasmere to Patterdale 8 miles / 13 km
5
Day 5 Patterdale to Shap 16 miles / 26 km
6
Day 6 Shap to Orton 8 miles / 13 km
7
Day 7 Orton to Kirkby Stephen 13 miles / 21 km
8
Day 8 Kirkby Stephen to Keld 12 miles / 19.5 km
9
Day 9 Keld to Reeth 11 miles / 18 km
10
Day 10 Reeth to Richmond 10.5 miles / 17 km
11
Day 11 Richmond to Danby Wiske 14 miles / 22 km
12
Day 12 Danby Wiske to Ingleby Cross 9 miles / 14km
13
Day 13 Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top 12 miles / 19 km
14
Day 14 Clay Bank Top to Blakey 9 miles / 14 km
15
Day 15 Blakey to Egton Bridge 12 miles / 19 km
16
Day 16 Egton Bridge to Robin Hood's Bay 16 miles / 26 km
Depart Onward travel from Robin Hood’s Bay

Prices

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£1335 per person

Good quality and comfortable B&Bs, guest houses and some hotels located as close to the trail as possible. We will prioritise en-suite facilities or a private bathroom, although in remote areas with limited accommodation this may not always be possible.

C2C5
17 Days / 18 Nights
11 miles per day
Moderate
From £1405
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 11 miles per day
Tour code: C2C5
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Moderate

17 Days / 18 Nights (C2C5)

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this package. Transfers are included when you are staying away from the trail.

Additional nights can be added at any stage along the walk and we would be delighted to adjust it for you.

All of our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room. Our packages include all accommodation, baggage transfers and full information pack.

Single room supplements

Single rooms are available at a supplement which covers the additional costs of a single room or single occupancy of a twin or double room.

  • Standard: £35 per night
Arrive Travel to St Bees for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge 14 miles / 22.5 km
2
Day 2 Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite 14.5 miles / 23 km
3
Day 3 Rosthwaite to Grasmere 9 miles / 14.5 km
4
Day 4 Grasmere to Patterdale 8 miles / 13 km
5
Day 5 Patterdale to Shap 16 miles / 26 km
6
Day 6 Shap to Orton 8 miles / 13 km
7
Day 7 Orton to Kirkby Stephen 13 miles / 21 km
8
Day 8 Kirkby Stephen to Keld 12 miles / 19.5 km
9
Day 9 Keld to Reeth 11 miles / 18 km
10
Day 10 Reeth to Richmond 10.5 miles / 17 km
11
Day 11 Richmond to Danby Wiske 14 miles / 22 km
12
Day 12 Danby Wiske to Ingleby Cross 9 miles / 14 km
13
Day 13 Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top 12 miles / 19 km
14
Day 14 Clay Bank Top to Blakey 9 miles / 14 km
15
Day 15 Blakey to Glaisdale 10 miles / 16 km
16
Day 16 Glaisdale to Littlebeck 8 miles / 13 km
17
Day 17 Littlebeck to Robin Hood's Bay 11 miles / 18 km
Depart Onward travel from Robin Hood’s Bay

Prices

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£1405 per person

Good quality and comfortable B&Bs, guest houses and some hotels located as close to the trail as possible. We will prioritise en-suite facilities or a private bathroom, although in remote areas with limited accommodation this may not always be possible.

C2C6
7 Days / 8 Nights (West Section)
11.5 miles per day
Moderate
From £680
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 11.5 miles per day
Tour code: C2C6
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Moderate

7 Days / 8 Nights (C2C6)

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this package. Transfers are included when you are staying away from the trail.

Additional nights can be added at any stage along the walk and we would be delighted to adjust it for you.

All of our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room. Our packages include all accommodation, baggage transfers and full information pack.

Single room supplements

Single rooms are available at a supplement which covers the additional costs of a single room or single occupancy of a twin or double room.

  • Standard: £35 per night
Arrive Travel to St Bees for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge 14 miles / 22.5 km
2
Day 2 Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite 14.5 miles / 23 km
3
Day 3 Rosthwaite to Grasmere 9 miles / 14.5 km
4
Day 4 Grasmere to Patterdale 8 miles / 13 km
5
Day 5 Patterdale to Shap 16 miles / 26 km
6
Day 6 Shap to Orton 8 miles / 13 km
7
Day 7 Orton to Kirkby Stephen 13 miles / 21 km
13 miles / 21 km Onward travel from Kirkby Stephen

Prices

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£680 per person

Good quality and comfortable B&Bs, guest houses and some hotels located as close to the trail as possible. We will prioritise en-suite facilities or a private bathroom, although in remote areas with limited accommodation this may not always be possible.

C2C7
9 Days / 10 Nights (East Section)
12 miles per day
Moderate
From £775
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 12 miles per day
Tour code: C2C7
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Moderate

9 Days / 10 Nights (C2C7)

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this package. Transfers are included when you are staying away from the trail.

Additional nights can be added at any stage along the walk and we would be delighted to adjust it for you.

All of our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room. Our packages include all accommodation, baggage transfers and full information pack.

Single room supplements

Single rooms are available at a supplement which covers the additional costs of a single room or single occupancy of a twin or double room.

  • Standard: £35 per night
Arrive Travel to Kirkby Stephen for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 Kirkby Stephen to Keld 12 miles / 19.5 km
2
Day 2 Keld to Reeth 11 miles / 18 km
3
Day 3 Reeth to Richmond 10.5 miles / 17 km
4
Day 4 Richmond to Danby Wiske 14 miles / 22 km
5
Day 5 Danby Wiske to Ingleby Cross 9 miles / 14 km
6
Day 6 Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top 12 miles / 19 km
7
Day 7 Clay Bank Top to Blakey 9 miles / 14 km
8
Day 8 Blakey to Egton Bridge 12 miles / 19 km
9
Day 9 Egton Bridge to Robin Hood's Bay 16 miles / 26 km
Depart Onward travel from Robin Hood’s Bay

Prices

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£775 per person

Good quality and comfortable B&Bs, guest houses and some hotels located as close to the trail as possible. We will prioritise en-suite facilities or a private bathroom, although in remote areas with limited accommodation this may not always be possible.

Coast to Coast Accommodation

All of the accommodation that we reserve for you has been personally selected by our expert team to ensure it meets our exacting standards. We regularly review our extensive database.

We will always prioritise accommodation as close to the walking trail as possible. Occasionally, your accommodation may be located a short distance from the trail, or you may need to spend more than one night in the same place, in which case we will provide return transfers.

Travel Information

As an environmentally conscious tour operator, we actively encourage the use of public transport by providing clients with a detailed breakdown of travel options in their information packs. The following information may help with your pre-trip planning.

Getting to St Bees
By Air

Nearest International Airport: Manchester Airport.

There is a regular train service from Manchester Airport to St Bees via Carlisle (journey time 4 hours).

By Public Transport

Nearest Railway Station: St Bees 

There are many train services from London Euston to Carlisle, where you can change trains for St. Bees (journey time 5 hours).There are also services from Glasgow to St Bees with a change at Carlisle (journey time 3 hours 20 min).

Carlisle is also accessible by National Express coaches with local buses connecting to St Bees.

By Car

If you plan to travel by car, it may be possible to leave it at the start of your walk, for the duration of your holiday. We can check this for you when your booking is confirmed. 

 

Departing from Robin Hood’s Bay
By Air

Nearest International Airports: Manchester and Leeds Airports.

From Robin Hood’s Bay take a taxi (journey time 30 min) or bus (journey time 40 min) to Scarborough. From here you can get to Manchester or Leeds by train. 

By Public Transport

Nearest Railway Station: Scarborough.

From Robin Hood’s Bay take a taxi (journey time 30 min) or bus (journey time 40 min) to Scarborough. Regular train services operate from Scarborough to Manchester (journey time 2 hours 10 min) or Leeds (journey time 1 hour 20 min).

There are also regular train services from Scarborough via York to London Kings Cross (journey time 3 hours) and North to Edinburgh on the East Coast mainline (journey time 3 hours 40 min).

By Car

If you would like to return to St Bees at the end of your walk then please contact us once your booking is confirmed and we can advise on this.

Getting to/from Kirkby Stephen
By Air

Nearest International Airports: Manchester and Glasgow Airports.

From Manchester Airport, you can take a train to Kirkby Stephen via Carlisle (journey time 3 hours). From Glasgow Airport you can take the shuttle bus into the city centre and then a train to Kirkby Stephen via Carlisle (journey time 3 hours).

By Public Transport

Nearest Railway Station: Kirkby Stephen.

Kirkby Stephen is connected to Carlisle by train (journey time 1 hour). From Carlisle you can take a train North to Glasgow (journey time 1 hour 15 min) or South to Manchester (journey time 2 hours) or London (journey time 3 hours 45 min). 

There are regular National Express coaches from Carlisle to Glasgow (journey time 2 hours) or Manchester (3 hours 15 min). 

By Car

If you are keen to drive to the start of the walk at Kirkby Stephen and leave your car here while you walk, please note that parking spaces are limited. 

Additional Days

We would be delighted to arrange additional accommodation for you along the Coast to Coast.

You may wish to plan a rest day or have an additional night at any of the locations along the route which offer activities or sightseeing opportunities – we’ve made some suggestions below. Please request this when you make an enquiry.

Rosthwaite
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  • Enjoy many lovely walks in the hills around Borrowdale.
  • Catch a bus into the pretty market town of Keswick.
Grasmere
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  • There is plenty to see in Grasmere, Cumbria’s most popular village.
  • Visit Dove Cottage, the best-known home of William Wordsworth, the school where Wordsworth once taught now home to a famous Gingerbread Shop and St. Oswald’s church, the last resting place for the Wordsworth family.
Patterdale
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  • If you prefer somewhere quieter in the Lake District we suggest a rest day in Patterdale. A terrific walk here is by steamer across Ullswater and returns along the lakeshore path.
Orton
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  • The charming, peaceful village of Orton is another good choice for a rest day.
Reeth
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  • Reeth stands perched on a green plateau from where its shops, cottages and inns gaze out across luxurious Swaledale. There are many short walks from the village and Swaledale folk museum is fascinating.
Richmond
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  • Spend a day in Richmond, ‘a jewel in the heart of North Yorkshire’. This historic market town with its Castle, cobbled streets, museums and shops is a popular stop.
Egton Bridge
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  • One of Yorkshires most beautiful villages this is a good base for exploring Eskdale.
Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay
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  • At the end of your walk, Robin Hood’s Bay deserves time to be explored.
  • Visit nearby Whitby and its Abbey, Captain Cook Museum and St Mary’s church; whose interior was altered in 1612 to resemble the lower deck of a wooded sailing ship.

Make an enquiry

Coast to Coast

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Contact us via email:
enquiries@absoluteescapes.com

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