Overview

If you are not quite ready to commit to the full Coast to Coast walk, and would like a somewhat easier pack free walking experience which still offers a some of the best walking in the United Kingdom with a fantastic variety of scenery and experiences, then this is the trip for you. Starting in the old market town of Kirkby Stephen and finishing in the small fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea, this 10-day walk (175 km) takes you through some of the most celebrated and loveliest parts of England. Much of your time is spent in the National Park areas of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

Hot tips

August is one of the best months in which to walk the Coast to Coast. The weather is often relatively stable, the heather is in flower, and it is often less busy at this time than one might expect!

The majority of the Coast to Coast walk is not waymarked. In some places, there are small “Wainwright” stickers on the public path markers to indicate which of the diverse routes is the Coast to Coast. There are occasional signposts kindly erected by local councils, and numerous unofficial signs to prevent you from walking through someone’s garden or field, but on the whole you will need to rely on our comprehensive set of notes! The map we provide and a compass or a GPS is also useful.

Highlights

  • Walk the Coast to Coast Track East pack free walking through the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors over heath-covered hills alive with grouse and pheasants
  • Stay in iconic country pubs & charming B&Bs for 11 nights and enjoy real country hospitality
  • Hike to the summit of the Nine Standards Rigg with its enigmatic, drystone cairns thought to be at least 800 years old
  • Industrial archaeology & old mining ruins in the hills around Reeth and Harry Potter Steam Trains at Grosmont
  • Rolling green hills, drystone walls, old churches with stunning stained-glass windows
  • Hillsides of purple and lilac when the heather is in flower (August)
  • Neolithic standing stones, medieval stone crosses & old estate boundary markers on the North York Moors
  • Hedgerows alive with birds in the Vale of Mowbray and fluffy sheep in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Indulge in delicious cream teas on an almost daily basis without feeling guilty
  • Picturesque country villages and farms and lose yourself in the magical mists on the moors
  • Option to ride with your luggage rather than walk if the weather is not cooperating
  • Hearty English home-cooked breakfasts (or lighter, healthier options if you prefer) and walkers lunches each day
  • Benefit from walking with a company that has actually walked the track and has nearly 30 year of expertise in crafting walking notes and walking itineraries
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per person twin/double share

Single Supplement

$370

per person

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Easy to Moderate

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