Completing the Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast

Our colleague Lucy walked the first half of the Coast to Coast path 25 years ago. The route travels right across the north of England through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks.

Lucy and Eleanor

Back then Lucy and her school friend Eleanor had recently completed their Duke of Edinburgh gold expedition and decided that they wanted a ‘little’ adventure of their own. So off they went from sunny St Bees with incredibly large rucksacks packed with everything they could possibly need for a week’s walking and camping. It was challenging work and Lucy tells us she can still recall the long climb up to Red Pike on the high route. It was more than worth the effort however, as the pair were rewarded with superb views and memories that have remained with them ever since.

Lunch Break

A quarter of a century later, Lucy is heading off tomorrow from Kirkby Stephen to complete the walk. This time however Lucy is doing it Mickledore style and having her luggage transported, is staying in B&Bs, guesthouses and Inns and carrying a much lighter day bag. Along the way, Lucy will gain knowledge of the route as well as get to meet some of our accommodation providers too.

Click here to read about Lucy’s Coast to Coast walk.

Client Feedback

This was the holiday I was looking for .. to be out in the countryside and along the seaside with little worries. It was absolutely beautiful and we would highly recommend the Northumberland Coast Path. What made the holiday even more special was we did not have to worry about a thing. Our accommodation was taken care of, luggage transferred for us, breakfast/lunch provided so there was nothing left to do but enjoy the walk. An amazing part of the UK with such natural beauty and friendly people. We are grateful to Mickledore for making our first walking holiday carefree and memorable. We also thank the accommodations for taking such good care of us and we look forward to another walk in the future through Mickledore!

Northumberland Coast Path, August 2018
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This is the third time we have used Mickledore and we have never been disappointed. Feel well supported and looked after. Thank you for a wonderful holiday from both of us, again!!

South West Coast Path: South Devon, May 2018
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Excellent, very informative staff, customer focussed. Our confidence in your service increased day by day – an absolutely wonderful holiday. The B&B proprietors spoke of you very highly.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, March 2018
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