The Coast to Coast is an iconic long-distance walking route devised by the legendary British fell-walker and guidebook writer, Alfred Wainwright, in 1973. It traverses some of the most beautiful ground in England as it takes you from the Irish Sea at St Bees to the North Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay – a distance of 192 miles (309 km). The walk takes you through 3 major national park areas – the famous Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors – with a preference for higher ground & the avoidance of urban areas where possible. Note that this is not an easy pub-to-pub walk, and will be more challenging than you might first anticipate (especially the first few days through the Lake District), but with a bit of preparation, the Coast to Coast walk is very achievable by most walkers. While it’s not the shortest way across northern England, nor the longest, it is most definitely one of the loveliest!


  • Walk the Coast to Coast track end to end with detailed walk notes for both the stunning high routes for good weather days and the easier low-level alternatives for those inclement weather days
  • Picturesque country villages, farms and old churches with stunning stained-glass windows
  • Stay in charming B&Bs or iconic country pubs, enjoy real local ales and real country hospitality
  • Walk through the Grasmere Valley which the poet Wordsworth famously called, ‘the loveliest spot that man hath found’
  • Fabulous fell walking in England’s glorious Lake District with the added security of our comprehensive walk notes so you won’t get lost
  • Rolling green hills, drystone walls, and fluffy sheep in the Yorkshire Dales and lose yourself in the magical mists on the moors
  • Walk to the summit of the Nine Standards Rigg with its enigmatic, drystone cairns
  • Neolithic standing stones, medieval stone crosses & old estate boundary markers on the North York Moors
  • Option to ride with your luggage rather than walk if the weather is not cooperating
  • Benefit from walking with a company that has actually walked the track and has nearly 30 years of expertise in crafting walking notes and walking itineraries
  • Hearty English home-cooked breakfasts (or lighter, healthier options if you prefer!) and all lunches bar one
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