A real highlight on this walk as it is for all the Coast to Coast trips is staying in the traditional English Bed and Breakfast and lodge accommodations along the way. The genuine warm welcome each day from your hosts is all part of the experience. In many cases, the hosts own the accommodation and subsequently provide a much more personable experience. Hosts often have intimate knowledge of the history of the Coast to Coast track, many of them have walked the Coast to Coast, some multiple times. All the properties are well cared for and of course very comfortable, offering all the local hospitality that the English are renowned for.
After each day’s walk on the Coast to Coast East, you will be rewarded with a hot shower, a comfortable bed and cooked dinner (we’ve left this to you as there are many choices on offer). We do however include all the cooked breakfasts in residence and all the walker’s lunches.
All the accommodations listed below are our’ go to’ accommodations but on some occasions, we may have to swap out one accommodation for another of equal quality due to lack of availability.
Night 1: Bollam Cottage B&B (or an equivalent accommodation)
This is a small friendly family run “home away from home” B&B in Kirkby Stephen. Once a traditional toll cottage it now offers accommodation and all the warmth and charm of a bygone era. The property has the character and ambience one would expect from a period property with beams, flagged floors and beautifully crafted bespoke features. Walkers are warmly welcomed with refreshments on arrival served in the guest lounge with wood burning stove and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. All rooms have ensuites.
Night 2: Keld Lodge (or an equivalent accommodation)
Keld Lodge Hotel was originally built as a shooting lodge in 1860. Keld Lodge has been open as a hotel and restaurant since 2007. Set in the magnificent moorland countryside of Gunnerside Estate, at the head of Swaledale, Keld Lodge sits at the crossroads of three renowned long-distance hikes. The Coast to Coast, The Pennine Way and The Herriot Way. So there are plenty of other walks to do if you are up for it. Keld is officially halfway along the Coast to Coast. All rooms have ensuites.
Night 3: Ivy Cottage B&B (or an equivalent accommodation)
The B&B is in an idyllic location overlooking the renowned Green in the heart of Reeth. The village itself is in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales National Park and on the famous Coast to Coast walk route. What better way to end a day’s walking than to relax in the tea room and enjoy homemade and locally sourced produce. The rooms are traditional and comfortable and have ensuites.
Night 4: Frenchgate Guesthouse (or an equivalent accommodation)
Touted as having the best view in Richmond Frenchgate Guesthouse is a lovely place to rest and relax after your day on the Coast to Coast track. This is a homely guesthouse, each room has been specially decorated in a plush period and cosy atmosphere, perfect for ensuring a restful and relaxing night’s sleep. The breakfast conservatory boasts impressive panoramic views over Richmond Castle, Easby Abbey and the River Swale. All the rooms have ensuites.
Night 5: White Swan Inn (or an equivalent accommodation)
The White Swan Inn was originally built around the 17th century. This traditional village inn lies directly on Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk and marks 66 miles left to Robin Hood’s Bay. The Inn was voted North West Yorkshire CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2012 and featured in the Good Beer Guide 2013 and offers a comprehensive selection of local real ales, a real cider and pub meals. They have up to 5 real ales during the walking season, a great place for beer lovers. All the rooms have ensuites.
Night 6: Ingleby House Farm B & B (or an equivalent accommodation)
Another warm welcome awaits you at Ingleby House Farm. The B&B is located in the quiet rural village of Ingleby Arncliffe nestling at the North-Western edge of the North York Moors only 300 yards from Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk track. Guests enjoy a traditional cream tea on arrival and all the normal comforts are available. All the rooms have ensuites.
Night 7: Wainstones Hotel (or an equivalent accommodation)
This is a gorgeous English building and an excellent place to relax in house after your walk on the Coast to Coast track. Named after an outcrop of rocks on the hills, overlooking the picturesque village of Great Broughton, the Wainstones Hotel has gained an enviable reputation for quality and comfort. All the rooms have ensuites.
Night 8: Lion Inn (or an equivalent accommodation)
The Lion Inn on remote Blakey Ridge is a 16th Century freehouse owned and run
by the Crossland family since 1980. Located at the highest point of the North York Moors National Park, it stands at an elevation of 400 metres offering breathtaking views over the valleys of Rosedale and Farndale. The original low beamed ceilings add to the friendly atmosphere and with open fires burning all day in the ancient fireplaces you’re sure to be warm on arrival. All the rooms have ensuites.
Night 9: Beggars Bridge B&B (or an equivalent accommodation)
The B&B is situated on Wainwright’s famous coast to coast walk, overlooking the romantic Beggars Bridge in the attractive village of Glaisdale. The location in the North York Moors National Park is ideal for walkers. The conservatory, where a full English breakfast is served, overlooks the pretty garden that leads down to Beggars Bridge and the River Esk.
All the rooms have ensuites.
Night 10: Intake Farm (or an equivalent accommodation)
Located almost by itself in a little hamlet of Littlebeck in the stunning North Yorkshire Moors National Park. This is as remote as it gets accommodation wise on the walk. Wainright explains as follows “then follows a descent to this tiny hamlet, set in a secluded and sheltered valley amid scenery of bewitching beauty; a heaven on earth in exquisite miniature. Here a path is taken amongst the trees, with the sparkling stream as a companion to the higher reaches of the valley.”Say no more, of course, all the rooms have ensuites and it is small and books out quickly.
Night 11: The Villa B&B (or an equivalent accommodation)
The Victorian Villa was built in 1892 as a lodging house, the first of its kind, at the top of Bay Bank, Robin Hood’s Bay. The property has been lovingly restored retaining all its original features, servant bells, original cast iron fireplaces in the bedrooms and a cast-iron range in the kitchen among other things. There’s central heating and en-suite rooms have been tastefully incorporated into the Villa. It’s also very close to the sea and a good place to take a stroll from, on the beach or through the town.