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
United Kingdom
2018
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De Zwerver
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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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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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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Bol.com
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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United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The English Coast to Coast Walk
  • England - a country rich in landscape, history and tradition. John Davison takes you on one of the most famous hikes in the world: the English Coast to Coast Walk. Start at one sea and finish at another on Wainwright's classic route across England. 192 miles over mountain and moorland, alongside rivers and lakes, across three National Parks.... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • The English Coast to Coast Walk
  • England - a country rich in landscape, history and tradition. John Davison takes you on one of the most famous hikes in the world: the English Coast to Coast Walk. Start at one sea and finish at another on Wainwright's classic route across England. 192 miles over mountain and moorland, alongside rivers and lakes, across three National Parks.... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • Coast to Coast Path (Trailblazer British Walking Guide)
  • All-in-one, practical guide to walking the Coast to Coast Path across northern England inspired by Alfred Wainwright. Fully revised 8th edition of this classic 191-mile walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Crossing three fabulous national parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors - it samples the very best of... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • Coast to Coast Path (Trailblazer British Walking Guide)
  • All-in-one, practical guide to walking the Coast to Coast Path across northern England inspired by Alfred Wainwright. Fully revised 8th edition of this classic 191-mile walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Crossing three fabulous national parks - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors - it samples the very best of... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • Coast to Coast
  • This challenging walk of 184 miles (296 km) crosses the north of England from St Bees on the Irish Sea to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea. It passes through three National Parks - the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors - with fine scenery, welcoming pubs and plenty of accommodation. Devised by the legendary Wainwright, the... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • Coast to Coast
  • This challenging walk of 184 miles (296 km) crosses the north of England from St Bees on the Irish Sea to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea. It passes through three National Parks - the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors - with fine scenery, welcoming pubs and plenty of accommodation. Devised by the legendary Wainwright, the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Coast to Coast path
  • Fully revised 7th edition of this classic191-mile walk across northern England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea,inspired by Alfred Wainwright. Crossing three fabulous national parks - theLake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors - it samples thevery best of the English countryside - rugged mountains and lakes, gentle... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Coast to Coast path
  • Fully revised 7th edition of this classic191-mile walk across northern England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea,inspired by Alfred Wainwright. Crossing three fabulous national parks - theLake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors - it samples thevery best of the English countryside - rugged mountains and lakes, gentle... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • South West Coast Path
  • Practical Guide to Walking the Whole Path with 88 Large-Scale Maps & Guides to 48 Towns & Villages, Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • South West Coast Path
  • This new guide covers the third and last section of the South West Coast Path, from Plymouth to Poole Harbour (203 miles). This beautiful route includes 95 miles within England's only Natural World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, and passes dramatic cliffs and headlands, Chesil Bank's impressive spit and Lulworth Cove, winding through... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • South West Coast Path
  • This new guide covers the third and last section of the South West Coast Path, from Plymouth to Poole Harbour (203 miles). This beautiful route includes 95 miles within England's only Natural World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, and passes dramatic cliffs and headlands, Chesil Bank's impressive spit and Lulworth Cove, winding through... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
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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