Coast to Coast

The Coast to Coast walk was dreamt up by Alfred Wainwright, the famous fell walker and guidebook writer, in 1973. Since then the path has become one of England’s classic long distance walks. It covers 190 miles, from the sea cliffs of St Bees on the Irish Sea, to the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea. The quality and variety of this walk was recognised in 2004, when it was rated the second best walk in the world, beating walks such as, the Inca Trail and Everest Base Camp walk.

As the route traverses the country, the two week journey passes through three National Parks and across a real cross-section of England’s best landscapes. It begins in the Lake District, taking in deep sided valleys, lake shores and remote mountain passes.

Next is the limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its intricate field patterns and dry stone walls. The old market town of Richmond marks the end of the Dales, before the path crosses the Vale of York and rises over the rolling moorland hills of the North York Moors.

Our Holidays

As well as the whole Coast to Coast route, we offer the first and the second half as self-guided walking holidays. Both are well worth undertaking in their own right, or you can do half the route now and half later.

When choosing your route, please bear in mind that the actual distance walked on any day may sometimes vary by up to 3 miles/ 2 km from the quoted distances (depending on the exact location of your accommodation). The mileages shown are typical door to door distances for each day.

Click on the links below to have a look at the details for each Coast to Coast walking holiday.

The Whole Coast to Coast Path

St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay 197 miles/317 km

We offer 6 holidays covering the whole route. The longer holiday is an arduous route march in 12 days which is only for the seriously fit. The 17 day trip is a much more leisurely paced experience. Most people spend 14 - 17 days walking the whole Coast to Coast Path. In choosing your option, please bear in mind that you are walking day after day for 2 weeks, so don't be over ambitious with your schedule.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CC13 12 days walking (13 nights) 16 miles/26 km £758 - £909 Full Info Book
CC14 13 days walking (14 nights) 15 miles/24 km £802 - £965 Full Info Book
CC15 14 days walking (15 nights) 14 miles/23 km £865 - £1041 Full Info Book
CC16 15 days walking (16 nights) 13 miles/21 km £905 - £1094 Full Info Book
CC17 16 days walking (17 nights) 12 miles/19 km £962 - £1163 Full Info Book
CC18 17 days walking (18 nights) 12 miles/19 km £1027 - £1241 Full Info Book

Lakes and Mountains - St Bees to Kirkby Stephen

St Bees to Kirkby Stephen 84 miles/135 km

A west to east traverse of the Lake District taking in most of the major lakes, valleys and mountain ranges of the North Lake District. This is a great route in its own right taking in many of the highlights of the Lake District.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CCL6 5 days walking (6 nights) 17 miles/27 km £389 - £452 Full Info Book
CCL7 6 days walking (7 nights) 14 miles/23 km £435 - £510 Full Info Book
CCL8 7 days walking (8 nights) 12 miles/19 km £494 - £582 Full Info Book

Dales and Moors: Kirkby Stephen - Robin Hoods Bay

Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood's Bay 113 miles/182 km

The second half of the Coast to Coast, taking in the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors, finishing on the Yorkshire coast. From Kirkby Stephen at the head of the Vale of Eden, the route climbs into upper Swaledale, one of the longest and most remote areas of the Yorkshire Dales. It follows the dale along riverside paths and across moors over its entire length to the historic market town of Richmond. It then continues through the rugged heather clad of the North York Moors to the North Sea. A fine walk through Yorkshire's most distinctive countryside.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CCY8 7 days walking (8 nights) 16 miles/26 km £494 - £582 Full Info Book
CCY9 8 days walking (9 nights) 14 miles/23 km £550 - £650 Full Info Book
CCY10 9 days walking (10 nights) 12 miles/19 km £614 - £727 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Really brilliant! We had a ‘ball’, organisation was impeccable, B&B’s were exceptionally helpful. Baggage carrying impeccable. We enjoyed our two days off and concur with your recommendation to stop in Grasmere and Richmond.

Mr Gordon Clipsham, The Oaks, Australia Coast to Coast, September 2014
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First of all, I was very impressed with the organization, the accommodation, the way the luggage just seemed to be waiting for me each day. You would like my impression of each nights accommodation, I have decided not to do that, as it amounted to 25 nights, for the first while I would say to myself, this was the best yet, then found I was only repeating the same thing each morning. I found everything just lovely, the rooms were all different and quite unique, clean rooms, and bathrooms, comfortable beds, just lovely folk running these places, wanting to make you coffee and goodies when you arrived, or willing to help with anything to make you comfortable, it was just lovely and very appreciated by me.

I was on my own walking, actually did not walk to often on the Coast to Coast on my own, it was difficult not to get lost, without much in the way of sign posts, so the book was like a bible, you were always looking at it. I met and walked with some charming people, it was quite hard walking each day, and I was advised to do it in the 17 days, and that was very good advice for me, as this was to celebrate my 80th birthday, (my own present to myself).

I am giving the whole trip a 10 out of 10, and you even managed 17 days without rain, perfect. Thank you.

Anon Coast to Coast, September 2014
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Everything was so well organised and the host at the accommodation places had high praise for Mickledore. In particular your company makes the bookings with the B&B’s when booked by the purchaser rather than leaving arrangements to block bookings and to the last minute. We had excellent accommodation and fantastic hosts. We would definitely use Mickledore for our next walking holiday. We can’t wait to come back.

Kay and Craig Nicol, Southport, Australia Coast to Coast, September 2014
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