Coast to Coast Walk

Description

    C2C
  1. Name Coast to Coast Walk (C2C)
  2. Length of trail 306 km, 190 miles
  3. Length in days 15 days
  4. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  5. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Coast to Coast Walk, Robin Hood's Bay

190 miles, 304 km, 15 days

The immensely popular Coast to Coast Walk is not officially a trail, but the creation of one man, the legendary Alfred Wainwright. The first edition of his guide book dates from 1973.

Why is this path so popular among hikers? Hiking the 190 miles, 304 km, you are treated to some of the most beautiful English landscapes: the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales (part of the Pennines) and the North York Moors. It is by no means an easy walk, especially when you choose the alternative paths higher up, which is stimulating too. In addition, while walking you connect one sea to the next. In the end what really counts are symbolism and myth, though Wainwright must have foreseen it all: "Surely there can not be a finer itinerary for a long distance walk", he wrote.

As mentioned, you are free to choose your own path, which is what Wainwright suggested in the first place. Over time some sections of the trail have been moved.

The crowds of hikers have resulted in many local people offering B & B, and travel companies ready to transport your luggage and arrange accommodation. If all this is too modern for you, just carry along your tent and a copy of Wordsworth's poems.

Select some tracks
Coast to Coast Walk
.Coast to Coast Walk (Shap to Richmond), 95km
.Coast to Coast Walk (Richmond to Robin Hood’s Bay), 113km
.Coast to Coast Walk (St Bees to Shap), 125km

Map

Coast to Coast Walk

Books

The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids The Andalucian Coast to Coast Walk - Andalusie | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to the Andalucian Coast to Coast Walk, a 440km, 21-day route from Maro on the Mediterranean coast to Bolonia, on the Atlantic. The route, which passes through 7 Natural Parks, links some of Andalucía's most beautiful villages and passes historical sites of both Roman and Moorish origins, including Ronda and Tarifa. Read more
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2018
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2018
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Southern Upland Way
  • The Southern Upland Way is Scotland`s coast-to-coast walk and the longest of the nation`s Great Trails. 215 miles long, it links the pretty harbour village of Portpatrick on the west coast with Cockburnspath, a little south of Dunbar, in the east. The walk is at times a strenuous one, crossing the remote high moorland of the Galloway Hills,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids The Southern Upland Way | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to the Southern Upland Way, a coast to coast walk through Galloway and the Scottish Borders. One of Scotland's Great Trails, the 347km (215 mile) route links Portpatrick on the west coast to Cockburnspath on the east, through diverse landscapes and rich natural and historical interest. It can be completed in around a fortnight. Read more
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2020
  • Coast to Coast Path
  • 109 Large-Scale Walking Maps & Guides to 33 Towns & Villages - Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat - St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay Read more
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2020
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2020
  • Wandelgids Coast to Coast Path: St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay | Trailblazer
  • All-in-one, practical guide to walking the Coast to Coast Path across northern England inspired by Alfred Wainwright, the most popular of the 18 long-distance UK paths. Fully revised 9th edition of this classic 191-mile walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Crossing three national parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the... Read more
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Stanfords
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  • North York Moors Harvey British Mountain Map XT40
  • North Yorkshire Moors National Park at 1:40,000 on a GPS compatible, contoured map from Harvey Map Services printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper, with a geological map of the region on the reverse, advice on safety and first aid, etc.The map covers most of the area on one side, but with the northernmost and... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Lonely Planet England
  • Sleep inside the prehistoric stone circle at AveburyTest your stamina with a night out on the town in NewcastleLearn to tell your Greene King from your Black Sheep as you develop a love of real aleBreak in your new hiking boots on the Coast to Coast walk across northern EnglandIn This Guide:Eight authors, over 180 days of in-country research,... Read more
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Belgium
  • Lonely Planet England
  • Sleep inside the prehistoric stone circle at AveburyTest your stamina with a night out on the town in NewcastleLearn to tell your Greene King from your Black Sheep as you develop a love of real aleBreak in your new hiking boots on the Coast to Coast walk across northern EnglandIn This Guide:Eight authors, over 180 days of in-country research,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Retirement Blues Goodbye!
  • The book is an account of the day to day exploits of an expatriate Manxman and an Australian chum who seek to shake off the retirement blues by walking Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast path. It took 18 days to walk the 191 miles from the priory village of St Bees on the Irish Sea to arrive at the former smuggler's stronghold of Robin Hood's... Read more
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Belgium
  • Retirement Blues Goodbye!
  • The book is an account of the day to day exploits of an expatriate Manxman and an Australian chum who seek to shake off the retirement blues by walking Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast path. It took 18 days to walk the 191 miles from the priory village of St Bees on the Irish Sea to arrive at the former smuggler's stronghold of Robin Hood's... Read more
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  • Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk
  • The first fully revised and updated edition of A. Wainwright's pocket-sized guide to the classic Coast to Coast Walk. From St Bees Head on the Irish Sea by way of the Lake District, the Pennines, Swaledale and the North York Moors and ending at Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea, this 190-mile walk has over the years become one of the best-loved... Read more
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Belgium
  • Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk
  • The first fully revised and updated edition of A. Wainwright's pocket-sized guide to the classic Coast to Coast Walk. From St Bees Head on the Irish Sea by way of the Lake District, the Pennines, Swaledale and the North York Moors and ending at Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea, this 190-mile walk has over the years become one of the best-loved... Read more
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Netherlands
  • From Pub to Pub on the Coast to Coast
  • "From Pub to Pub" is a personal account of England's renowned 200 mile Coast to Coast Walk, which extends from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. The trek embraces, among other things, three national parks. Cummins examines the Coast to Coast as a form of eco-tourism and as a "pilgrimage." What compels a person to spend two or three weeks trekking... Read more
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Belgium
  • From Pub to Pub on the Coast to Coast
  • "From Pub to Pub" is a personal account of England's renowned 200 mile Coast to Coast Walk, which extends from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. The trek embraces, among other things, three national parks. Cummins examines the Coast to Coast as a form of eco-tourism and as a "pilgrimage." What compels a person to spend two or three weeks trekking... Read more
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  • Coast to Coast Walk: St.Bees to Swaledale Pt. 1
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast Walk between St. Bees and Reeth in Swaledale presented in eight stages at 1:50,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Footprint Walks in their series covering long-distance hiking routes. Contours are at 100 feet intervals, with spot heights also shown in feet. Highlighting indicates the... Read more
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  • Coast to Coast Walk Part 1 - St. Bees to Swaledale
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast Walk between St. Bees and Reeth in Swaledale presented in eight stages at 1:50,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Footprint Walks in their series covering long-distance hiking routes. Contours are at 100 feet intervals, with spot heights also shown in feet. Highlighting indicates the... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Coast to Coast Walk
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast Walk between St. Bees and Reeth in Swaledale presented in eight stages at 1:50,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Footprint Walks in their series covering long-distance hiking routes. Contours are at 100 feet intervals, with spot heights also shown in feet. Highlighting indicates the... Read more
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Belgium
  • Coast to Coast Walk
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast Walk between St. Bees and Reeth in Swaledale presented in eight stages at 1:50,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Footprint Walks in their series covering long-distance hiking routes. Contours are at 100 feet intervals, with spot heights also shown in feet. Highlighting indicates the... Read more
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Maps

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United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales Harvey Touring & Planning Map
  • Yorkshire Dales on a road map at 1:100,000 from Harvey Map Services with several enlargements showing main roads across local towns, plus descriptions of interesting locations, advice on public transport, etc. The map shows the Dales region with altitude colouring to indicate the region’s topography. Long-distance trails such as the Dales Way,... Read more
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