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 be rewarded with a hot shower, a cosy 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 (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 B&B (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 in Orton. 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.