Coast to Coast

The Coast to Coast walk was created by the celebrated fell walker and guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright. Probably best known for his legendary Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells, Wainwright completed his trek across the width of England in 1972. The following year the Westmorland Gazette published his handwritten guide. Since then the Coast to Coast Path has established itself as one of England’s classic long distance walks. It travels 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 is recognised internationally, with walkers travelling from around the globe to complete the walk.

As the route traverses the country, your two-week journey will take you through three national parks and over a real cross-section of England’s most dramatic landscapes. You’ll walk among the highest fells and alongside the largest lakes, through delightful woodland and over windswept moorland.

The Coast to Coast begins in the Lake District, taking in deep sided valleys, lake shores and tough mountain passes. There are a number of considerably steep sections here that will certainly test your stamina. Thankfully there’s a fine selection of tea rooms and cafés where you can treat yourself to a walkers reward. Next is the limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its intricate field patterns and dry stone walls. The Dales topography is less extreme than that of the Lakes. The old market town of Richmond marks the end of the Dales, before the path crosses the Vale of York and rises over the sometimes remote, moorland hills of the North York Moors.

Sufficiently challenging and hugely rewarding, it’s little wonder that fifty years on from its conception, the Coast to Coast remains one of the most popular long distance walks in England.

Our Holidays

As well as the whole Coast to Coast Path, we offer the western and eastern sections as separate holidays. Described as ‘Lakes and Mountains’ and ‘Dales and Moors’, both are well worth undertaking in their own right, or you can choose to do half the route now and the other half later.

Please bear in mind that the distances each day are trail distances only. They do not take into account walking to your accommodation. On some days the accommodation might be on or close to the trail but on other days you may need to walk one or two miles to get to your overnight stop.

Read our article: Why Choose Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk?

The Coast to Coast Path

St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay 194 miles/312 km

We offer 6 itineraries covering the whole route. The shorter itinerary 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 to17 days walking the whole Coast to Coast Path. When making your choice 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 £1378 - £1610 Full Info Book
CC14 13 days walking (14 nights) 15 miles/24 km £1447 - £1699 Full Info Book
CC15 14 days walking (15 nights) 14 miles/23 km £1561 - £1832 Full Info Book
CC16 15 days walking (16 nights) 13 miles/21 km £1609 - £1900 Full Info Book
CC17 16 days walking (17 nights) 12 miles/19 km £1696 - £2006 Full Info Book
CC18 17 days walking (18 nights) 12 miles/19 km £1842 - £2171 Full Info Book

Lakes and Mountains - St Bees to Kirkby Stephen

St Bees to Kirkby Stephen 84 miles/135 km

The first half of the Coast to Coast Path is a west to east traverse of the Lake District taking in most of the major lakes, valleys and mountain ranges of the north Lakes. This is a great route in its own right taking in many of the highlights of the Lake District. We have 3 itineraries covering this stretch.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CCL6 5 days walking (6 nights) 17 miles/27 km £698 - £795 Full Info Book
CCL7 6 days walking (7 nights) 14 miles/23 km £799 - £915 Full Info Book
CCL8 7 days walking (8 nights) 12 miles/19 km £907 - £1042 Full Info Book

Dales and Moors - Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hoods Bay

Kirkby Stephen to Robin Hood's Bay 110 miles/177 km

The second half of the Coast to Coast, takes in the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and finishes 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 valleys 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. The route continues through the remote heather clad North York Moors to the North Sea. A fine walk through Yorkshire's most distinctive countryside. We have 3 itineraries covering this stretch.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CCY8 7 days walking (8 nights) 16 miles/26 km £907 - £1042 Full Info Book
CCY9 8 days walking (9 nights) 14 miles/23 km £1002 - £1157 Full Info Book
CCY10 9 days walking (10 nights) 12 miles/19 km £1114 - £1288 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

This was my third holiday with you. I have been pleased with your service, level of support, the B&Bs you choose and the helpful voice that is there when I phone you. I also think your holidays are good value for money. Thank you

Coast to Coast, June 2023
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Coast to Coast, May 2023
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Tour of the Lake District, September 2023
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