A real highlight on this walk is staying in the traditional English Bed and Breakfast and pub accommodations along the way. Be prepared to be spoiled with a warm welcome each day from your hosts who in many cases own the accommodation, and subsequently provide a much more personable experience. Most of your hosts have intimate knowledge of the history of the Coast to Coast track, some of them have walked it numerous times. All the properties are clean and comfortable and offer all the local hospitality that the English are renowned for, including crisp clean local ale.
After a big day on the track enjoy a warm 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 breakfasts and all the lunches (except for one).
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: Stonehouse Farm (or in an equivalent accommodation)
This bed and breakfast is a large modernised Georgian farmhouse with a warm, friendly atmosphere. It is situated in the centre of the St Bees village; basically, turn right out of the train station and walk 50 metres, that’s how central it is. It is a 10 mins walk to the beach and a few more minutes to the 11th century Priory one of the finest buildings in Cumbria. The rooms have ensuites and are in character as is the rest of the building inside and out.
Night 2: Thorntrees Bed and Breakfast (or in an equivalent accommodation)
This B&B is located right on the Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk in the picturesque Village of Ennerdale. This is another small accommodation with only 6 rooms but lovely all the same. Well cared for and family-run and undoubtedly English. All the rooms have ensuites or private bathrooms.
Night 3: Glaramara Centre (or in an equivalent accommodation)
Glaramara Hotel is a privately owned hotel of 25 rooms managed and operated by an experienced and professional team. The location of the property is particularly striking with commanding views of the Borrowdale Fells. Of course, there is easy access to some of the best routes in the Lake District, including the Coast to Coast walk. All the rooms have ensuites.
Night 4: Raise View Guesthouse (or in an equivalent accommodation)
Grasmere is a quaint and peaceful Lake District Village and also once home to Wordsworth who praised this area in poetry. Raise View is ideally located, in the heart of the town and boasts breathtaking views of the hills and the surrounding area. The garden at Raise View is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset over Helm Crag. The rooms are excellent and have ensuites.
Night 5: Oldwater View B & B (or in an equivalent accommodation)
A walkers inn, situated in the delightful village of Patterdale and at the heart of the Lake District National Park, located on the famous Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walking route. A favourite with Alfred Wainwright, there is a memorabilia board on display. Guests are automatically booked in for dinner in the restaurant. The staff are very friendly and ready to help you with all your requirements. All the rooms have ensuites.
Night 6: Crown and Mitre (or in an equivalent accommodation)
The Crown & Mitre is located in Bampton Grange near Haweswater in Cumbria. This character-filled Inn is a historic free house nestled on the edge of the North Eastern Fells. There are several walks directly from the Inn that can be accessed at your leisure. There is an amazing amount of wildlife nearby including red squirrels in the churchyard opposite, red deer on the local fells nearby and if you are lucky the otters in the local river. All rooms have ensuites.
Night 7: The George Hotel (or in an equivalent accommodation)
The George is a traditional Inn set in the picturesque village of Orton, on the border of the Howgills and the Eden Valley. As a family-run business, you will always find a very warm welcome at any time of the year. With Kennedys Fine Chocolates located just across the road, you’ll be able to enjoy a cup of coffee and sample chocolate at the end of the day’s walk. All the rooms have ensuites.
Primrose Cottage B&B (or in an equivalent accommodation)
A small family run B&B with 3 luxurious rooms. It is ideally positioned to access the Lake District, Yorkshire dales, Howgill hills and the Durham Dales. Located in Tebay, all Coast to Coast walkers will be collected and dropped off the following day to resume the walk. The rooms are well-appointed and have quality soft furnishings, bed linen and of course have ensuites.
Night 8: Bollam Cottage B&B (or in 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 9: Keld Lodge (or in 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 10: Ivy Cottage B&B (or in 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 11: Frenchgate Guesthouse (or in 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 12: White Swan Inn (or in 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 13: Ingleby House Farm B&B (or in 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 14: Wainstones Hotel (or in 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 15: Lion Inn (or in 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 16: Beggars Bridge B&B (or in 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 17: Intake Farm (or in 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 18: The Villa B&B (or in 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.