Coast to Coast Walk

Coast to Coast Walk

The Coast to Coast Walk is a 182-mile unofficial and mostly unsignposted long-distance footpath in Northern England. 

There are many different routes to take - one of the most popular was devised by Alfred Wainwright. It passes through three contrasting national parks: The Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North York Moors National Park.

The C2C can usually be walked in approximately 2 - 3 weeks and either completed as one walk or as a series of stages over a period of time.

The example itinerary below is one of a number of permutations, challenging and stretching on a number of days, with estimated distance being nearer 200 miles in total.

Wainwright recommends that walkers dip their booted feet in the Irish Sea at St Bees and, at the end of the walk, in the North Sea at Robin Hood's Bay.

A great book to research the finer details is : The Coast to Coast Walk. – St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay – By Terry Marsh

See also:

day 1
St. Bees
Ennerdale Bridge15m, 24km
day 2
Ennerdale Bridge
Rosthwaite16m, 26km
day 3
Patterdale17m, 27km
day 4
Shap16m, 26km
day 5
Kirkby Stephen
20.5m, 32km
day 6
Kirkby Stephen
Keld14.5m, 23km
day 7
Reeth12.5m, 20km
day 8Reeth
Richmond14m, 22km
day 9
Ingleby Cross
23m, 37km
day 10
Ingleby Cross
Great Broughton
12m, 19km
day 11
Great Broughton
Glaisdale18.5m, 30km
day 12
Robin Hoods Bay
19.5m, 31km
Total198m, 317km

Route information, maps, distances and itineraries are for general information only and should not be relied on for navigation.

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